Update dtd 7March 2011
All of New Zealand is open, welcoming guests and operating as normal, except for some parts of Christchurch city.
All New Zealand airports, including Christchurch airport are open.
Travelers 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, Aoraki Mount Cook and Hanmer Springs.
Main roads throughout New Zealand, including main roads out of Christchurch Airport are operating normally.
Some parts of the central city of Christchurch are currently not accessible to the public. If your plans include Christchurch city, you are encouraged to contact us to confirm upcoming bookings.
Rail: The TranzAlpine, running between Christchurch and Greymouth, is operating as normal from 7 March. Departures are from the Christchurch passenger railway station in Troup Drive. From 7 March, the TranzCoastal service, between Christchurch and Picton, will operate a coach replacement until further notice.
Coach Services: InterCity Coach Services are operational and are arriving and departing from the corner of Colombo Street and Bealey Avenuein Christchurch
Coach Services throughout all other parts of New Zealand are operating as normal.
Port: The Lyttelton Port is currently not open for passenger services.
Accommodation: Visitors who had intended to stay in the Christchurch area are advised to contact The Wanderers to confirm arrangements.
Source: NZ tourism news