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.
North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)

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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Weather Forecast
Monday 26th August 2019
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low -4ºC. Winds SSE and variable.
Extended Weather Forecast
26 Aug

27 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
28 Aug

1 / 5ºC
29 Aug

-4 / 5ºC
30 Aug

-3 / 5ºC
31 Aug

-2 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/08/19 21:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 26/8/19 20:47hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:12hrs
Sunset: 18:04hrs
Temperature: 2.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 2.8ºC
Temperature (High): 8.2ºC
Wind Chill: 1.7ºC
Humidity: 74%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1005.16mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 6km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 77km/h (0:11hrs)
Cloud Base: 1255m ASL
Freezing Level: 1461m
Daily Rainfall: 16.76mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 17.02mm
Carrington Hut (26/08/2019 - 19:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 22.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 36mm
3 Day Rainfall: 36mm
7 Day Rainfall: 127mm
Waimakariri River is high!
Mid Poulter River (26/08/2019 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 19.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 22.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 22.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 49mm
Grasmere Stn (26/08/2019 - 19:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 3.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 8mm
Mt Cheeseman (26/08/2019 - 19:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 3.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 8mm
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  • 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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Last Update: Monday 26/08/2019
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