Travel Bite :

Travel Insider Guides

Dan Aux's guide to Ponsonby, Auckland

Edited by: Magda Cortez
Monday, October 15, 2012
Dan Aux's guide to Ponsonby, Auckland

Perhaps the most energetic slashie in New Zealand right now, Dan Aux manages to work as a DJ, producer, musician and radio jock all at once. Here are his favourite places in Ponsonby.

Best thing about Ponsonby is:
It's the sunny side of Auckland City and home to George FM. An eclectic mix of young professionals, creative types and botoxed housewives.

Top 3 things to do:
1. Get a tattoo from Two Hands
2. Long lunch with friends at SPQR
3. The craziness that is the Chapel Bar on Sundays.

Best free thing to do:
People watching from the bosses office window.

Favourite place for a bite:
Little 107 Café — Two Poached eggs and spinach is my daily breakfast! Love it.

Best shopping or best store:
Texas Radio for the G-Star Denim Jeans, Roasted Addiqtion Coffee and Dimpster's awesome service.

Most over-rated place:
Three Lamps — have you seen them? Not that interesting.

What's Ponsonby's best kept secret?
Jonny from Il Buco Pizza's secret ingredient is..? Yum!

Don't leave Ponsonby without experiencing…
The Whiskey Bar is a great place to rub shoulders / share a drink with any number of famous kiwi musicians at 2am on any given night of the week if you are lucky.

The George FM Yearbook album is back for the third year, taking the biggest and best tracks from the class of 2012 off the airwaves and into one knockout collection, available from 30 November. Mixed by DJ Dan Aux, host of The George Selectah, the George FM Yearbook 2012 bounces between the best local and international tunes.


Also on Travel Insider Guides

Prime Minister John Key is the second favourite as a seat buddy fellow traveller - he couldn't beat... Meeting a St Bernard in the Swiss Alps used to mean trouble, but nowadays there's a more leisurely... A recent spate of booze-fuelled misbehaviour in Australian skies has an Australian anti-alcohol... A Spanish walking track that earned the dubious reputation as the world's most dangerous and...
advertisement

HOT DEALS ON travel bite

The Travel Bite team hand-picks deals from across the web. Here are this week's best buys:
Get flights and five nights at the Sheraton Park Hotel on Disneyland's doorstep.
Also today

Hotel Reviews & Attractions

Editor's Picks

6783132Say 'cheese'World's most photogenic spots Redneck funRedneck funThe games get down and dirty

Popular Articles

Last drinks: anti-alcohol group calls to ban booze on planesA recent spate of booze-fuelled misbehaviour in Australian skies has an Australian anti-alcohol group reportedly calling for drinking to be banned on board aeroplanes. Chasing the kill in Kenya's majestic Masai MaraFollowing a hungry cheetah and her cubs bring down dinner on the Masai Mara is an exhilarating way to see nature in all its gore and glory, as Sarah Marshall found out. How to bag a first class upgrade: the insider's guideBoost your chances of snagging an elite seat with these savvy expert pointers. McCaw pips Key in seat buddy surveyPrime Minister John Key is the second favourite as a seat buddy fellow traveller - he couldn't beat Richie McCaw. World’s most dangerous hike set to reopenA Spanish walking track that earned the dubious reputation as the world's most dangerous and scariest walkway after claiming several lives is set to reopen next year.

Popular Articles

Last drinks: anti-alcohol group calls to ban booze on planesA recent spate of booze-fuelled misbehaviour in Australian skies has an Australian anti-alcohol group reportedly calling for drinking to be banned on board aeroplanes. Chasing the kill in Kenya's majestic Masai MaraFollowing a hungry cheetah and her cubs bring down dinner on the Masai Mara is an exhilarating way to see nature in all its gore and glory, as Sarah Marshall found out. How to bag a first class upgrade: the insider's guideBoost your chances of snagging an elite seat with these savvy expert pointers. McCaw pips Key in seat buddy surveyPrime Minister John Key is the second favourite as a seat buddy fellow traveller - he couldn't beat Richie McCaw. World’s most dangerous hike set to reopenA Spanish walking track that earned the dubious reputation as the world's most dangerous and scariest walkway after claiming several lives is set to reopen next year.