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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.
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Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
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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

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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 05:00 19/3/19
SH 73 500 metres south of Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to bridge repairs SH73 will be closed at Rough Creek bridge on Sunday 24 March and Monday 25 March from 9pm to 6am. Outside of these times the road will be open to traffic with a temporary speed limit.
Start Time: 24/03/2019 21:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 26/03/2019 06:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 9 km south of Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to bridge works Waimakariri River (Bealey) Bridge will be closed on 24 March and 25 March from 9pm until 6am. The bridge will open for ten minutes on the hour every hour to clear traffic. Outside these times the bridge will be open as normal with a reduced speed limit.
Start Time: 24/03/2019 21:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 27/03/2019 06:00
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Weather Forecast
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Day: *A mix of clouds and sun this morning followed by increasing clouds with showers developing this afternoon. High 20ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Night: *Mainly cloudy. Low near 9ºC. Winds light & variable.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Tuesday
19 Mar

9 / 20ºC
Wednesday
20 Mar

11 / 21ºC
Thursday
21 Mar

9 / 20ºC
Friday
22 Mar

9 / 20ºC
Saturday
23 Mar

8 / 19ºC
Sunday
24 Mar

9 / 18ºC
Monday
25 Mar

11 / 15ºC
Tuesday
26 Mar

11 / 16ºC
Wednesday
27 Mar

8 / 14ºC
Thursday
28 Mar

7 / 14ºC
Click for more information
Update:19/03/19 05:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 19/3/19 3:50hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:33hrs
Sunset: 18:45hrs
Temperature: 9.3ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 9.0ºC
Temperature (High): 10.6ºC
Wind Chill: 9.3ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1020.84mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 2km/h (2:50hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2461m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (19/03/2019 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Mid Poulter River (19/03/2019 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (19/03/2019 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (19/03/2019 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (19/03/2019 - 00:33hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 2.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 265.5mm
Western Rivers are high!
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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