Occurring at a depth of only 5 km, this earthquake damaged many buildings and parts of the famous Christchurch Cathedral have collapsed.
At the moment re-built is in full swing and every day the city starts to look better and better. The Botanic Garden is open, the Tram rides again and many businesses have set up new. Don’t let the quake hold you back of visiting this beautiful capital of the SouthIsland!
Tourism is a big part of New Zealand’s economy and this income can’t be missed. The quake has hit very local and other than Christchurch center there is little or no damage. The airport is open, just like everything else in and around Christchurch.