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Re:START

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Address: Cashel Mall, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number:
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Rebuild Bike Tour
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The Original Bike Tour of Christchurch
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Christchurch City Walking Tour

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Kiwi ingenuity

I first visited this shopping area in 2012 and was impressed at the ingenuity shown by the kiwis in putting up a shopping centre within 60 days of the quake, and looking very... read more

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Tina M
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The draw here is definitely the rebuilding part, which is interesting. The shops are pretty much the same as any other little shopping area. If you happened to be near for something else I would say to stop in, But not something I would make a point to see again.

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I first visited this shopping area in 2012 and was impressed at the ingenuity shown by the kiwis in putting up a shopping centre within 60 days of the quake, and looking very chic. With new buildings going up around it you might expect this area to look a little tired but it still has panache and is worthy of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What do you do when an earthquake demolished your shopping district. Build a temporary shopping area out of shipping containers.

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ship containers are cleverly stacked and house temporary shops while their more permanent counterparts are being constructed. They have been so well-received, they may stay - or be moved to another area of the city that needs a retail boost. Shops are okay. Maybe I'm just "shopped out" - but there are interesting low cost food stands and street musicians... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Christchurch for 4 days. One day we decided to tour the city centre and see this mall. Very impressive! The unique use of shipping containers to house everything from clothing stores to restaurants is quite clever. The city is to be commended on providing a means to get business back as quickly as possible. People seemed to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a small mall with stores operating out of shipping containers. Very interesting concept. Even the essential services like banks and post office had their own containers. There were food trucks and benches for people to sit and eat, but it was too cold. Didn't find much to buy so just came here to take a walk.

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Thank neminskii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Re:Start on a family holiday and found it very interesting!! Lots of shipping containers turned into little boutique shops and food stalls. Great concept and very visually appealing!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered into this area to hunt for some decent street food. Live music on offer that isn't too intrusive with growing choice. Like the offer of independent shops inbetween the shopping centre too. Worth a look-see as there's lots on offer.

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and pleased you've enjoyed your time here :) More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I like going for a walk around the Re:START mall as part of a wider walk around the centre of the city. The innovative use of containers post earthquake is architecturally interesting and very colourful. There's heaps of food options, lots of seating, plenty of unique and quirky shops, cafes, etc. Even table tennis and art installations... More 

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and for your continual support for Re:START - always something different to look at! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting a mouse called bean since we first arrived to nz a little over a year ago. The container mall is great, but now we live central in town, we come for the coffee. Consistently perfect short blacks. Thank you for all the coffee and the best of luck in your new location

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ReSTARTChristchurch, Manager at Re:START, responded to this review

We love their coffee too - standard 3 shot - who can complain?! More 

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