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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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A must visit if in Christchurch

we spent 3 days in Christchurch, we visited this place at lease 3 times & found it different every time. Container city is a great innovation, yes not many shops & probably a bit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

we spent 3 days in Christchurch, we visited this place at lease 3 times & found it different every time. Container city is a great innovation, yes not many shops & probably a bit of a tourist trap as far as price is concerned but if shopping is what you are coming here for you will not be satisfied. come... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

What a interesting way to bring the shopping back to the Christchurch city. It was great to have a coffee and look around what was for offer.

Thank Chris R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Loved walking around this area. Had lunch in a container set up as a cafe. Nice feeling and great way of using space and unique product.

Thank Diane E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We thought that there was going to be more to this area than what we found. For some reason we expected that there would be a bigger area of container shops, although the shops that were there were good. Across the road there is a place you can go to see the history of the earthquakes. For a fee, you... More 

Thank john j
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cashel Street is still a great concept today. It brought vibrancy and life back into the Central City after the earthquakes and it continues to evolve as buildings are being rebuilt around it. Congratulations to the developers and the businesses who occupied it when the rest of the CBD looked so sad.

Thank SharonDH25
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We first visited the container restart shopping mall in the early evening, thinking we would get pizza for dinner but everything was closed. The second time we visited was at lunchtime and it was Rea lly busy with all the food containers open and tables out with umbrellas up with people enjoying the food on offer. There were several metal... More 

Thank CEWatat79
Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cashel container mall is something that everyone should go and check out. There are aqll kids of shops and the food court is awesome. Dimitri's is a must when you go here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The 'Pop-up' Shopping Mall in Cashel Street is shrinking as rebuilds take place around it so get in quick to see it before it is gone. Great place to walk down to for lunch, or browse at the market stalls, or even window shop in the container shops there.

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
North Shore,New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Was disappointed in this. Maybe expected too much. Mid week afternoon visit and plenty of customers at the eating places , so others were enjoying the place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This concept exists here and there around the world but never has it felt so fitting as in Christchurch after the earthquake. Nice and modern shops, great food court and a relaxed feeling on a sunny winters day like today :) only minus might be that the shops are a bit too contemporary and modern, with prices accordingly.

1 Thank Johan D

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