A building over grown with vines in Ponsonby.

If you know anything about Auckland, you’ll have heard of Ponsonby Road, which features a vibrant and bustling atmosphere. 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. 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.