Adventure South NZ, a division of World Expeditions, which specialises in cycling and walking holidays in New Zealand, has confirmed that all its travellers, guides and staff are safe and accounted for in the wake of the earthquake that hit New Zealand’s South Island east coast overnight.
The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck around 180kms north of Christchurch city at 12.02 this morning.
Whilst the tremors were felt by the Adventure South team in their homes, evidently there is no damage in the city.
Adventure South NZ General Manager, Mike Smith, says they have been in contact with all accommodation providers this morning and they have not been damaged and that the roads linking them are also unaffected.
“This is positive news, because it means that for all our travellers that are currently in the field, or due to arrive into New Zealand in future days and weeks, our trips will continue to operate as normal,” he said.
Mr Smith wants to assure clients that there will be no disruption to upcoming trips.
“While our thoughts are with those families and businesses that have been affected by this recent quake, it is business as usual for us here in Christchurch.
“Aside from disrupted sleep last night, the team are preparing for a busy week ahead.
“I’d like to assure clients on upcoming trips with us to not be concerned and we look forward to continuing to provide great New Zealand holidays for all our customers.”