Ponsonby, or more accurately Ponsonby Road, has long been one of the more fashionable areas of Auckland City. Its vast array of bars, cafes and restaurants are complemented by a great choice of fashion, jewellery and luxury goods shops. It's a great place to spend a couple of hours.
The buildings on both sides of the road are worth noting, displaying a quaint character of the Victorian and Edwardian times during which many were constructed. One of the most notable is the old Ponsonby Post office which was built in 1912 and following extensive restoration was turned into an elegant bar and restaurant.