Ponsonby 已经失去了一些低俗的吸引力.  Two decades ago the run down suburb was a magnet for burgeoning artists and a reputed safe haven for the gay and lesbian communities.  Ponsonby今天, 是多姿多彩而可敬的吗, its Victorian-style houses now creating an exclusive residential suburb for 奥克兰's upper-middle-class.  

The suburb has also forged a reputation for fine dining with the establishment of some excellent restaurants, bakeries and cafes and its close proximity, 距市中心仅2公里 奥克兰.  

Ponsonby is nicknamed the dining room of 奥克兰 and so it pays to make a reservation if you want to dine at one of the better known establishments like SPQR or La Cantine du Torchon, the latter tucked away at the Three Lamps end of Ponsonby Road. 

Be adventurous and venture down some of the endearing alley ways which run off the main road. You will be quite safe and in for a delightful surprise at the quality of food and service in the quaint cafes. 

Ponsonby中央 was established in 2012 and brings together a diverse mixture of cafes, 餐馆和新鲜食品店. After browsing the Ponsonby Produce Market, there are plenty of restaurants where you can just pull up a chair and enjoy the food cooked in front of you. 日本, 泰国, 海鲜, Argentinian BBQ and a selection of cafes line the compact square creating a vibrant atmosphere. 每周的集市在星期天举行.

No visit would be complete without popping in to the Devonport Chocolate Shop. The chocolates are handmade and they use New Zealand flavours where possible. Try their Passionfruit, Kiwifruit or Feijoa flavours. 

There are several city walks that you can do. The most popular is probably the Freeman’s Bay Walk which meanders through the suburb and ends at the Victoria Park Market.

At the corner of Karangahape and Ponsonby Roads you will see the mural which was painted to protest against France’s nuclear tests in the Pacific. 也要注意 童话店. What better way is there to spend a few relaxing hours? 坐好, enjoy a latte and let the resident Fairy Queen make your children’s wishes come true.