The Christchurch airport was closed briefly while full safety checks were conducted but has now reopened and flights have resumed. While further damage has been done to some already damaged buildings, lives have been spared and injuries are minimal.
As in the aftermath of February and September 10 quakes, we recommend to Wilderness hirers to collect your campervan as planned and head out of Christchurch. The effects of the quake are very localised to Christchurch itself. The surrounding areas as well as the remainder of the South Island are unaffected. The Wilderness team have a very warm welcome in store. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.