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)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
17/01/2018 08:58hrs
(Above 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
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 Conditions
Updated: 02:00 19/1/18
SH 73 Otira to Kumara Junction
Impact: Delays
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Traffic control will be in place during resealing of the highway surface. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.
Start Time: 19/01/2018 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 19/01/2018 18:00
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Friday 19th January 2018

Extended Forecast
19 Jan

11 / 21ºC
20 Jan

11 / 21ºC
21 Jan

12 / 23ºC
22 Jan

12 / 19ºC
23 Jan

12 / 21ºC
24 Jan

11 / 21ºC
25 Jan

11 / 22ºC
26 Jan

10 / 19ºC
27 Jan

10 / 20ºC
28 Jan

10 / 20ºC
Click for more information
Update:18/01/18 23:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 19/1/18 1:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:17hrs
Sunset: 20:08hrs
Temperature: 12.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 12.8ºC
Temperature (High): 13.2ºC
Wind Chill: 12.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1008.68mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 16km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2999m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 15.24mm
Carrington Hut (19/01/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 22.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 51.5mm
Mid Poulter River (19/01/2018 - 00:35hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 9.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 15mm
Grasmere Stn (19/01/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
Mt Cheeseman (19/01/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
Upper Styx River (19/01/2018 - 00:20hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 32.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 100.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • Bealey Valley Track closed at Chasm bridge from Monday 11th December until further notice whilst the bridge is repaired.
  • 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.
  • Mingha / Edwards Valley Car-park: The temporary car-park at the rail-bridge has been decommissioned. All users are now advised to park their vehicles at the Greyney's Shelter camp-site, cross the highway, then take the new railway underpass tunnel, then follow the routes from there.
  • 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.
  • Highway 73 is undergoing reconstruction on the eastern approaches to Arthur's Pass Village. Expect delays and detours from time to time. This work is not expected to be complete until early-2018.
  • 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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