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 Moved!: The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village has been moved into a new portable premises until further notice. This is located opposite the original site in the Avalanche Creek camp-site.
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)

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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
01/12/2019 08:09hrs
(Above 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1200m - 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(Below 1200m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.

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Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 20:30 7/12/19
SH 73 Springfield to to Otira
Impact: Caution
Reason: Surface Water
Comment: Heavy rain has caused slips and surface flooding. Slow down
Start Time: 03/12/2019 17:36hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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SH 73 Lake Pearson to Bealey
Impact: Delays
Reason: Rock Face Stabilisation
Comment: Due to slope stabilization works at the Waimakariri Bluffs, there is stop/go traffic management with a 30km/h temporary speed restriction in place Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5pm. Expect minor delays when travelling through this area during these times.
Start Time: 16/09/2019 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 28/02/2020 17:00
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SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to damage from a prior crash the Porters River Bridge will be under a temporary 50km/h speed restriction until repairs have taken place.
Start Time: 17/10/2019 21:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/12/2019 12:00
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Today's Weather Forecast
Saturday 7th December 2019
Night: Rain. Low 5ºC. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 kmph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around 12mm. Mudslides possible in mountainous terrain.
Extended Weather Forecast
7 Dec

8 Dec

-1 / 8ºC
9 Dec

1 / 11ºC
10 Dec

2 / 13ºC
11 Dec

4 / 16ºC
12 Dec

7 / 18ºC
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Update:07/12/19 20:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 7/12/19 19:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:02hrs
Temperature: 7.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.8ºC
Temperature (High): 13.2ºC
Wind Chill: 4.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1006.24mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 101km/h (8:32hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2230m
Daily Rainfall: 69.4mm  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 1.8mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 69.4mm (*Stn 2)


Carrington Hut (07/12/2019 - 17:55hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 134.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 183.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 198mm
7 Day Rainfall: 874.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (07/12/2019 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 38.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 39mm
3 Day Rainfall: 41mm
7 Day Rainfall: 296.5mm
Poulter River in flood!
Grasmere Stn (07/12/2019 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 25.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 130.5mm
Cass / Harper Rivers are high!
Mt Cheeseman (07/12/2019 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 25.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 130.5mm
Cave Stream is high!
Upper Styx River (07/12/2019 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 88.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 172.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 200.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 857mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • Thieves 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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