New Zealand earthquake travel update

Source: Tourism New Zealand. (http://www.newzealand.com/)

Following the earthquake that struck Kaikoura and North Canterbury, we can confirm:


Photo: James Heremia
  • New Zealand remains a safe a place to visit.
  • While this event has had a significant impact on communities in north Canterbury, the rest of New Zealand is still open for business.
  • The main area affected is Kaikoura, a small community approximately 2 ½ hours’ drive north of Christchurch in the South Island. Kaikoura is currently inaccessible by road.
  • In the South Island, Nelson, Marlborough, Picton, West Coast, Christchurch and south of Christchurch, it is largely ‘business as usual’.
  • The North Island of New Zealand is unaffected so anyone wishing to travel around the North Island can do so.
  • International gateway cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown are all open and welcoming visitors.
  • Regional airports are also operating meaning visitors can continue to fly between destinations.
  • Visitors arriving into Christchurch can travel south to Dunedin, Central Otago, Southland and the Queenstown Lakes area without any change. Alternatively visitors may wish to travel across from Christchurch to the West Coast and down to the Queenstown Lakes region and Southland via Fiordland. Both routes are unaffected.
  • For visitors wishing to travel north from Christchurch alternative routes are available to Nelson and Picton although they will take longer than the more direct State Highway 1 route.
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Previous Posts that you might also find interesting:

Fixed Bed in our Motorhomes

All our Motorhomes in New Zealand having a good size fixed bed! Why? Watch this clip and you know the answer! Comfortable bedlinnen and a[...]

Find out more

NEW ZEALAND LIONS SERIES 2017

Another BIG Rugby event is coming to New Zealand in 2017: The Lions will play 10 games over 6 weeks. This is the perfect opportunity[...]

Find out more

Last minute deals

Last minute Motorhome in New Zealand? LAST AVAILABLE VEHICLE DECEMBER! Travel Christchurch – Christchurch from 27 December till 27 January and get free WIFI during[...]

Find out more

New Zealand size compared to …

Do you know the size of new Zealand? We often notice our motorhome renters underestimate the land size, we see itineraries that involve driving 4500 km[...]

Find out more

Check out our new models

Our new model motorhomes are now available. We just uploaded the video of this model. We love them, hope you agree? Print PDF

Find out more

Deals and Discounts

New Zealand is a great country to explorer in many different ways. To get the most out of your holiday, team up with some of[...]

Find out more

Find places to go walking and tramping

Walking and tramping Whether you want to do a short walk or a multi-night tramp, there is a suitable track for everyone to enjoy New[...]

Find out more

White Island

Experience White Island Volcano  We have visited White Island ourselves and yes its a must do when you’re visiting New Zealand Watch our little video[...]

Find out more

Conservation Camping Pass (DOC Camping)

Stay on many of the best camping grounds for less? Now you can when you pre-purchase the Conservation Camping Pass, specially designed for campervan renters. Department[...]

Find out more
2016 Bay of Islands Campervan Hire.

Loading...