Cashel Street, Christchurch

Categories: Shopping Malls, Landmarks, Shopping, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Christchurch's imaginative response to a natural disaster, Cashel Street contains a series of shipping containers housing a community of small but thriving shops. Pedestrianized since the 1980s, this neighborhood suffered severe damage in 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake caused facades and entire buildings to collapse. Rejuvenated since then, this busy shopping street in the central business district now serves as a major tourist attraction, drawing shoppers and sightseers with its funky stores, food trucks, and weekend markets. Stop by the area to witness Christchurch's spirit of renewal and shop for designer clothing, shoes, food, and handmade souvenirs. Use our Christchurch itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Cashel Street and other attractions in Christchurch.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 e...  read more »
  • 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 ha...  read more »
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