Ponsonby, Auckland Central

For outstanding dining and shopping, visit Ponsonby, one of Auckland's trendiest inner-city suburbs. From the 1970s onwards, the suburb had strong links to Auckland's art and LGBT communities, and this influence remains visible in the numerous art galleries and the area's bohemian atmosphere. At night, the main strip comes alive with numerous pubs, bars, and nightclubs. Plan your Ponsonby visit and explore what else you can see and do in Auckland Central using our Auckland Central trip planner .
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  • Lovely little suburb within Auckland. Stayed here and was a nice area to wander, had everything we needed including restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.  more »
  • We stayed in Ponsonby for 2 nights. It's a very trendy neighborhood with one long main drag and lots of bars/restaurants hidden down alleys. There is a large variety of shops, with a heavy focus on fa...  more »
  • Such a nice place with a lot of old charm! Lots of cafes, shops..bustling with life! Not terribly busy though. So it is a very nice area to just walk around :)  more »

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Where to stay in Auckland Central

As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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