We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Ponsonby

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-360 9301
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 29.49*
and up
Auckland Downtown and Waterfront Walking Tour
More Info
US$ 55.29*
and up
Private Tour: Half-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
More Info
US$ 103.21*
and up
Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 429 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great local shopping.

A wonder shopping strip to wander & browse as a visitor. Beautiful homewares, clothing & a lot of food choices.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
TGBK58
,
Ipswich, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

429 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 349: English reviews
Ipswich, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

A wonder shopping strip to wander & browse as a visitor. Beautiful homewares, clothing & a lot of food choices.

Helpful?
1 Thank TGBK58
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Walking down Ponsonby and its side streets is a wonderfully interesting due to its vast collection of historic colonial villas, its warm and friendly locals and the many cafes, shops, restaurants and watering holes that line the street. Small and interesting galleries are well worth a visit to see some local art, and the food is second to none! Ponsonby... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jake H
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great cafe's and restaurants along a buzzing street. Great bars and nightlife after dark. Add in a few historical buildings and it makes for a great stroll with the family.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tee_1610
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Shopping (first rate), cafes, pubs etc etc. Great stretch of road is Ponsonby - from Richmond Rd to just past Ponsonby Central, both sides of the road!

Helpful?
1 Thank Irene G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
100 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The suburb mainly consists of overpriced eateries, boutique shops and cafes specialising in decaf soy-milk lattes. The architecture is pleasing, and you will spot some lovely handbag-dogs. You will also see Kathmandu jackets in summer and ray-bans in winter.

Helpful?
1 Thank kathleen f
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Ponsonby is one of the nicer places to shop in Auckland. Better than Queen street, and different to Newmarket, which is also great for shopping. All types of shops, clothing, bedding, make-up, homeware to name a few. Some are overpriced, but so are "most" of Auckland boutique shops. Favourites for me are "Millys Kitchen" "Lululemon" and the fabulous "Women's Bookshop"... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank davidcapstick40
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Ponsonby is very nice these days, so many eateries and boutiques. I like going to Ponsonby central .

Helpful?
1 Thank Loulou4217
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We based ourselves in Ponsonby as it was close to everything that we needed to be near too, we also had a hire car so getting about was no problems. I loved this area of Auckland, the fact that you could stroll up the street at night and find an open bar to have a couple of late night drinks... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jason T
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Great selection of independents, NZ designer boutiques, and one of the best perfume shops I've seen outside Harrods. Definitely worth a day trip/wander.

Helpful?
1 Thank TCA
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Enjoyed exploring the shops, cute cafes, cathedral and quiet streets. Some amazing jewellery, antique shops etc, but also affordable alternatives. Liked its peaceful, grounded atmosphere with super friendly people.

Helpful?
2 Thank Kris J

Travellers who viewed Ponsonby also viewed

Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
 
Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
 

Been to Ponsonby? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ponsonby and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Brookfield, Wisconsin
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ponsonby staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?