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Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome to Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Our small alpine village is nestled amongst the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island (Maps).
You will find a wealth of information about this region on this site.

For pre-arrival advice Click Here.
Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Closed!: The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village is closed until further notice, due to building defects found that may affect the integrity of the building in an earthquake. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available, however purchases of maps, brochures, hut passes etc require a cash only transaction at this stage.
Webcams
North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)
Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)
ALL Webcams - Click Here

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
17/02/2019 07:22hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 22:00 26/4/19
SH 73 South of intersection with Main South Road
Impact: Delays
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: Due to road works in this area Stop/Go traffic management and speed restrictions will be in place between 6pm and 6am from 30 April for up to three nights. Outside of these times speed restrictions will remain in place.
Start Time: 30/04/2019 18:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 03/05/2019 06:00
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Weather Forecast
Friday 26th April 2019
Day:
Night: Rain. Low 4ºC. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 kmph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around 6mm. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Friday
26 Apr

4ºC
Saturday
27 Apr

0 / 10ºC
Sunday
28 Apr

2 / 5ºC
Monday
29 Apr

-4 / 5ºC
Tuesday
30 Apr

-3 / 6ºC
Wednesday
1 May

-1 / 10ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/04/19 22:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 26/4/19 21:49hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:17hrs
Sunset: 17:42hrs
Temperature: 11.3ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 7.9ºC
Temperature (High): 15.1ºC
Wind Chill: 9.2ºC
Humidity: 39%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1007.29mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 20km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 71km/h (21:32hrs)
Cloud Base: 2418m ASL
Freezing Level: 2768m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (26/04/2019 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 85.5mm
Mid Poulter River (26/04/2019 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 34mm
Grasmere Stn (26/04/2019 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 30.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/04/2019 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 30.5mm
Upper Styx River (26/04/2019 - 22:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 8mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
7 Day Rainfall: 117.5mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road (again) and access may be difficult in 2WD vehicles until road is rebuilt. Any heavy rainfall can block access and further damage the road. DO NOT use this road if heavy rainfall is forecast!
  • Theives targeting highway car-parks: Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks along highway 73 on a regular basis including Kura Tawhiti, Bealey Spur, O'Malley Track, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices, and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!
  • Taipo River: The original cableway (Scotty's) in the lower Taipo River has been replaced with a 3-wire bridge. This bridge is quite high above the river and trampers using this part of the route should be quite confident at using this type of structure.
  • Casey Hut has burnt down - Casey Hut in the Poulter River catchment burnt down in late 2015. The next closest hut is Trust-Poulter, 5km upstream on the true-right. Good camping sites, water (Casey Stream) and a toilet remains at the old Casey Hut site.
  • The following bivouacs no longer exist! - Hallelujah Bivouac (Andrews Stream), Thompson Bivouac (Thompson Stream), Top Cox Bivouac (Cox River), Waterfall Bivouac (Row Stream)

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