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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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North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
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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)
08/02/2020 16:52hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
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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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Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 23:30 23/2/20
SH 73 Christchurch to Darfield
Impact: Delays
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: Due to works in the area there will be lane shifts and temporary speed restriction in place from Sunday 1st of March to Monday 13th April between 7pm to 6am. Take extra care.
Start Time: 01/03/2020 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 13/04/2020 06:00
More Information: Click Here

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 travelling through this area during these times.
Start Time: 16/09/2019 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 28/02/2020 17:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Porter River Bridge
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to a previous crash the speed limit on Porter River Bridge is reduced. Permanent repairs will be carried out later in 2020.
Start Time: 13/01/2020 16:08hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 23rd February 2020
Day:
Night: Generally clear. Low 7ºC. Winds WNW and variable.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Sunday
23 Feb

7ºC
Monday
24 Feb

7 / 19ºC
Tuesday
25 Feb

9 / 21ºC
Wednesday
26 Feb

8 / 20ºC
Thursday
27 Feb

10 / 15ºC
Friday
28 Feb

10 / 16ºC
Click for more information
Update:23/02/20 23:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 23/2/20 22:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:03hrs
Sunset: 19:26hrs
Temperature: 8.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 3.6ºC
Temperature (High): 20.2ºC
Wind Chill: 8.8ºC
Humidity: 80%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1019.92mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 45km/h (15:31hrs)
Cloud Base: 1130m ASL
Freezing Level: 2384m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (23/02/2020 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 66mm
7 Day Rainfall: 102.5mm
Mid Poulter River (23/02/2020 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 23.5mm
Grasmere Stn (23/02/2020 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 9mm
3 Day Rainfall: 14mm
7 Day Rainfall: 16.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (23/02/2020 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 9mm
3 Day Rainfall: 14mm
7 Day Rainfall: 16.5mm
Upper Styx River (23/02/2020 - 22:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 15mm
3 Day Rainfall: 148.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 271.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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News...

  • 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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