WELCOME TO PONSONBY!

Ponsonby is Auckland’s coolest destination – with the city’s best bars, finest restaurants, fashion boutiques and designers. Just a short distance from Auckland’s CBD by bus and train – so you and your team can get to Ponsonby in record time! Home to Auckland’s best bars and restaurants, Ponsonby is the perfect place for a drink, brunch, lunch or dinner. 

Book one of our special events and be part of Auckland’s Hippest Strip.

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Live Street Entertainment

Ponsonby is famous for its street culture, sidewalk, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy a meal or a drink along the Strip and be entertained by music and dance from upbeat bands and entertainers

This is a Free Event.

Dates: Sat 22nd and 29th April
Times: 12 Noon – 3pm

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Guided Heritage Walk of Ponsonby

Ponsonby is one of the earliest and most vibrant inner-city neighbourhoods in Auckland. lt has been home to actors and musicians, lawyers, All Blacks, poets, playwrights, politicians, romantics and revolutionaries, bishops and brothels.
Ponsonby’s unique heritage, as well as its bars, bistros, coffee houses, fashion boutiques and galleries, creates a rich flavour.

Join historian & author Edward Bennett as he leads you through the streets of Ponsonby, telling some of the stories associated with the people, places and architecture in the area.

Available Dates: Tue 25th April (fully booked) and Sat 29th April, 10am-12pm.
Meet outside the old Ponsonby Post Office, 1-3 St Marys Road. The walk ends at Franklin Road.

Free Event. Bookings Essential.
BOOK NOW! Please book your place online now as numbers are limited (max 25).

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Classic Ponsonby Rediscovered through Film & Music

Enjoy a fascinating collection of films made in Ponsonby, Freemans Bay, Grey Lynn and Newton from the 1920s through to the 1980’s. The films are screened with live accompanied music by one of Ponsonby’s favourite local bands French Toast.
Presented in association with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
Date: Wed 26 April at 2.30pm
Venue: Leys Institute Lecture Room, 20 St Marys Road

Free Event. Bookings Essential.
BOOK NOW! Please book your place online now as numbers are limited (max 50).

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Ponsonby Presents: Food Tour Then and Now

Taste a snippet of what Ponsonby has to offer while learning about its fascinating food history.
Your guides food historian and Ponsonby local André Taber and food writer Lisa Loveday will lead you through just some of Auckland’s famous food mile where history abounds and trends begin.
The tour will stop to sample and taste from some great Ponsonby restaurants and businesses.
This tour can cater for vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free participants at most stops. There maybe alcohol served on the tour. Our last stop you can linger so allow 4 hours for the tour.
Wear comfortable shoes and bring an empty stomach.

Dates: Sat 22nd April (cancelled)
and Sat 29th April (few places still available)
Time: From 1.30pm

$75 per person.

Meet at Cook the Books, 19 Williamson Avenue, Ponsonby
Bookings essential.
BOOK NOW!   eataucklandtours.co.nz

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Bishop’s Palace Guided Tour   [SORRY, BOOKED OUT]

The 1896 Bishop’s Palace is one of Auckland’s secret gems and the home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland.
It is one of the largest intact buildings from the Victorian era in New Zealand. It was also one of Auckland’s first houses lit by electricity and still has its original porcelain toilets.
This is a rare opportunity to walk inside this fascinating building in Ponsonby.

This is a Free Event.

Tour date: Thur 27 April,
Available times: 11am-12.30pm (fully booked) and 2pm-3.30pm (fully booked)

Venue address: St Mary’s Bay. (Details will be sent by email)

Bookings Essential.  Sorry, no admittance without a booking.
BOOK NOW! Reserve your place online now as numbers are limited (max 15).

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Pavement Murals

Visit the amazing 3D artwork on the corner of Angelsea Street and Ponsonby Road. The ideal place to take a picture with the Sky Tower in the background and the mural in the foreground.
Remember to tag #iloveponsonby 

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Westhaven Rotary ArtMart

Come along and support this exciting community arts market event run by Westhaven Rotary.
There will be original art prints, ceramics, pottery, glassware, linen, sculptures, garden art, crafts, stationery and jewellery for sale plus a pop up cafe and children’s activities run by St Mary’s School.
Westhaven Rotary actively supports the local community by way of supporting local projects and events. Money raised from this event enables them to continue ‘doing good in the world’.

Sat 29 April – all day.
53 Hepburn Street. Stroll through to Western Park and follow the signage.