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Things to do in Freemans Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“One of the best wood-fired pizza in New Zealand. Feel free to ask for the owner - Sergio - and let him know that you are a guest of Peppe & Francesca.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High end..... !! and fantastic if you are wanting something super special A fiercely glamorous restaurant where Des Harris continues to push the gastronomic boundaries. Clooney’s seven-course tasting menu will never disappoint. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Late night cocktails and lively atmosphere. Lots of see and do in Ponsonby and many other bars to select from if you want to be adventurous.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastro Pub only 5 mins walk away. Good decent sized meals. Big deck overlooking the city. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing for all my fellow REAL BREAD LOVERS! Lovely to sit down and have breakfast and a coffee or tea :)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the few rooftop bars with a leafy outlook. Sometimes have low key live music on a weekend afternoon. Easy and relaxed here.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“One of the many car rental agencies in this area. Well worth shopping around different places in Auckland (mostly downtown) for deals. Pro tip: if you go in person, you will get more expensive rates than booking online. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tailor Shop
“Buzzy, eclectic range of shops including some of NZ's best-known fashion designers. Includes clothing, handbags, shoes & accessories plus great homeware. Interspersed with great eating spots & bars. Could easily spend half a day wandering up and down this iconic road!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Fresh tasty traditional South East Asian food on Ponsonby Road with a French twist.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“popular japanese restaurant, not fancy but gets busy, bookings may be required. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Nosh is a few minutes walk and has fresh fruit and vegetables, a deli and butchery as well as many food staples. It's also attached to a liquor shop for beer and wine purchases. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Specialty free-range rotisserie chicken. Healthy dine-in & take-out meals, good salads & seating. Fast, stylish. Bring home or take to the local park. $ price range. Walk In casual - great people watching!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Sports fields, childrens' playground and skate park. Could be suitable for a jog or even a picnic”
  • 6 locals recommend