A building over grown with vines.

If you know anything about Auckland, you’ll know the big names like to hang out on Ponsonby Road, and with a vibe not dissimilar to our big city overseas counterparts, it’s easy to see why. With eateries along the strip serving up everything from pizza to prawns, Ponsonby Road caters to all sorts of visitors who come to revel in its eating and drinking scene as much as the people watching.

Once infamous for its derelict buildings and colourful reputation in the 1980s, Ponsonby has undergone one of Auckland’s most dramatic turnarounds with posh shops, galleries, bars and restaurants now hosting the who’s who of the country. A hip place to hang out at night, keep your eyes peeled for famous faces as you drink an expertly mixed cocktail or sip wine in the courtyard at one of the many hot spots.