Arrive in Auckland and be transferred to your luxurious accommodation at Ponsonby Arthotel Bed and Breakfast. Indulge in the serene beauty of Ponsonby, historically trendy, continuously posh and stunning, and complete with modern amenities. Wander around the neighborhood and visit the quaint architecture and vibrant street art. Auckland Harbour can be seen in the distance, the boats swaying in the calm water, their masts stretched into the air like a series of light posts. The old post office stands tall, located on the corner, eggshell in color, and maintaining its triangular shape and prominent clock tower. The Victorian architecture, lively cafes, and charming shops line the streets, and the scent of fresh baked bread lingers along the sidewalk. Here you may choose to take advantage of a half-day guided tour or to utilize the Hop On and Off Explorer Bus to traverse the city on your own.
Whether strolling along the street or dipping into one of the many art galleries in the neighborhood, there is always a selection of aesthetics to feast on. Artstation Toi Tu, or Studio One Toi Tu, is a public art space that is bursting with innovative and imaginative local artists’ displays, from street art to sculptures. Ponsonby is known to be Auckland’s trendy cultural center and at its core is Artstation Toi Tu. The scent of fresh paint often lingers in its interior, children’s laughter echoing through the open spaces during the day. At night the gallery is bustling with local artists, connoisseurs, and locals that enjoy the creation and appreciation of New Zealand art. As the day ends, you have been unequivocally welcomed into Auckland and have embraced the enchantment of the North Island.