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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Trendy container shopping centre

Due to the earthquakes in Central Christchurch Cashel Street has been transformed into a cool container shopping centre which is rather trendy and different. It is fast becoming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Due to the earthquakes in Central Christchurch Cashel Street has been transformed into a cool container shopping centre which is rather trendy and different. It is fast becoming an icon and a great place for locals and visitors a like to relax, eat, chat and shop. The street is a different experience as the shops are beautifully painted ex shipping... More 

Thank nevslife
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Good to browse the small shops in this startup area. Lots of different shops, clothes , gifts and souvenirs. There are a few cheap eat places for lunch, snack bar type.

1 Thank William R
Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

First experience was visiting a mall consist of containers. short and sweet and attracted a lot of customers. worth the visit

Thank Iowane N
Mackay, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We knew about the concept and it was as good as we expected. A busy hub, especially at lunchtime, with a fantastic variety of foods available as well as some great little gift shops and clothes stores. Clothing was quite expensive though. We were in two minds as to whether to go into the city, but the Cashel St mall... More 

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Binningup, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is really part of the Christchurch folklore by now and is a must visit, if only to see just how ingenious commercial folks can be to overcome a major disaster like the earthquake and to create and maintain a tourist attraction at that too! There are numerous small eateries as well as banks and shops. I must recommend the... More 

Thank Peter B
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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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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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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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".

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Katikati, New Zealand
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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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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

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