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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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This area was developed in response to damage done by the 2010 quakes, but it has grown to be a great retail area and tourist attraction. It was fresh and quirky. Nice for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area was developed in response to damage done by the 2010 quakes, but it has grown to be a great retail area and tourist attraction. It was fresh and quirky. Nice for shopping, snacks, etc.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cashel Street is a fun and vibrant place to visit. With a great selection of shops including Ballentynes and the RE:Start mall it is easy to find just about anything you need. The food stalls at RE:Start are varied and you are close to the Avon River and a number of tram stops.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cashel street has its own new vibe and its a good vibe. Go check it out you will be impressed, its especially vibrant on the weekends.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit this street, I love it. There is a good range of shops here, including the Restart Mall which has been made from shipping containers. There is also a great food court area here with lots of choices. There is always something going on in this street, with buskers, other entertainment, tourists and an all-round good vibe.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Imaginative and Creative. The earthquakes caused so much damage but some clever, forward thinking people came up with the idea of using empty sea containers as shops and restaurants. Well worth a look at.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nice litle block for tourists, reasonable food and easy to find. Parking can be difficult but trams stop there so parking near any tram stop can alleviate this. Big range of food options and spaces to sit and eat. Souvenir shopping choices are diverse and reasonably priced. Bit quiet, which can be nice but lacks that buzz ... Worth a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Buildings and restaurants built into shipping crates? It's an odd tactic but it works. I don't know if it's temporary, but it gives a unique look to the city centre.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Whislt walking around the CBD we came across a local who recommended we visit Cashel street. Such a great variety of food and shopping outlets. We are a young family with two boys under 2. They both enjoyed the space (to roam) and the art/statues dotted throughout. Highly recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You've got to hand it to these New Zealanders...... This glorious city was decimated a few years ago and lost many of its grand, historic buildings. Now they're shopping out of steel containers and having a really good time doing it too, thankyou very much. A small but interesting collection of shops, cafes, banks and department stores. Colorful, vibrant and... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Cashel street is amazing, I would have loved to have seen it before the earthquake. We went to the Restart mall all three days we were in Christchurch. This container mall is inspiring and will go down in history like the Gothic era, the Art Decor era. Please do not lose this history and please find a permanent place for... More 

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