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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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cool place

interesting after the earthquake to get people back into the city had a lovely meal at the pop up container mail worth a visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
Chris D
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

interesting after the earthquake to get people back into the city had a lovely meal at the pop up container mail worth a visit

Thank Chris D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

It's a new place after those two earthquakes earlier in 2010&2011 which almost ruined the city. It's great place to eat, enjoy their famous Kiwi Flat White coffee, buy souvenirs and local handcrafts. Very lively and happening place to enjoy at least half a day. We just walked across the city to enjoy the most colourful Autumn I have ever... More 

Thank Maryam M
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Clearly intended for wealthy overseas visitors, we found this place unsuitable for our family. Great if you want to "window-shop".

Thank Darryn G
Katikati, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Christchurch is in full recovery mode and this is very evident in Cashel Street. It is great to see Cashel street buzzing with life. We had lunch in a lovely popup cafe there and it was yummy. There were some funky little shops around and of course Ballentynes is still there it all it's glory. Worth a visit.

Thank 610Margaretd
Morwell, Australia
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

By putting shipping crates together they have made a shopping centre. There is eateries, banks, clothing shops, souvenir shops and more. Some are single storey some double storey. Even toilets. We done to recover some of the lost shops. A must see.

1 Thank Ted V
Sydney Australia
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you are into trinkets and clothes look no further. For me, I found most stuff to be overpriced however there are a few little food places which looked worth the stop. Good way to spend an hour or two, stay for a meal and you could easily do half a day.

Thank AeroDDD
Perth, Australia
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229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Cashed street is one of the main streets in the city centre and is only open to foot traffic. The re:START mall is located here and you can see major construction going on from the earthquake rebuild. There is a lot of history on this street so be sure to take your time and check it out. Also a pair... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed on Cashel Street at the Breakfree, and on first sight were shocked to see the devastation in the area. Nearly the entire CBD of Christchurch was wiped out in the earthquake 5 years ago. What didn't fall down then or in the aftershocks, has had to be pulled down. Reconstruction is taking place, and a few days after... More 

1 Thank Diana089
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Kind of a cool place, fun to walk around there are some interesting sculptures and interesting shops. It's also creative what they've done with used shipping containers.

1 Thank JDA60
Scottish Borders
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113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Love this area of Christchurch to me it empathises the resilience of the people of Christchurch. It was amazing to stand and look at the mall then turn slightly and look across to where the city is being rebuilt and then turn again and look onto the Remembrance arch and bridge which was only slightly damaged in the earthquakes, thankfully.... More 

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