Christchurch, Canterbury Earthquake 2011
The city of Christchurch is beginning to recover after the February Earthquake.
The 2011 Christchurch Earthquake Update
New Zealand is well and truly open and welcomes visitors from around the World.
Except for some parts of Christchurch city (mainly the central business district and some Eastern suburbs which were damaged), all other area's around New Zealand are operating as normal.
All New Zealand airports, including Christchurch airport are open.
Travellers are advised that all services outside of central Christchurch and Lyttelton, including tourism businesses, are operating as normal. Areas of Canterbury that are operating normally include Akaroa, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Timaru, Aoraki Mount Cook and Hanmer Springs.
Main roads throughout New Zealand, including main roads out of Christchurch Airport are operating normally.
The people of New Zealand are very resilient, friendly and resourceful while the landscape offers a huge range of diverse images.
The country caters for all sorts of travellers, from those after adventures and experiences such as jet boating or bungy jumping to those who want to relax at a winery or stroll down a beach. New Zealand will make you most welcome.
Note: Some parts of the central city of Christchurch may not be accessible to the public. If your plans include Christchurch City, you are encouraged to contact your travel agent, accommodation, attraction or tour provider directly to confirm upcoming bookings. Alternatively check with the tourism business directly via these Christchurch Tourism Business directories : Christchurch accommodation, Christchurch attractions, Christchurch tours and Christchurch transport.