Caught the bus into town again and gawped at the reconstruction again. Apparently there is a cardboard cathedral (the original suffered heavy damage) somewhere but we didn't see it. Instead we ended up at the museum, which is very impressive for such a small city. Plenty of stuff for the kids so we were entertained for a good couple of hours.
Last day in the South Island. Tomorrow we get a flight to Auckland, which means one thing: packing (and cleaning up the camper a bit). It's been great not having to live out of a suitcase or pack for a month but finally the time has come. In the end it wasn't too bad; we haven't lost out finely-honed skills.