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)
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)
21/01/2019 07:24hrs
(Above 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 08:00 23/1/19
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Strong Winds
Comment: Care required by caravans, campervans, high sided vehicles and motor bikes
Start Time: 19/01/2019 16:31hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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SH 73 Christchurch, between Main South Road to Racecourse Road
Impact: 2019-01-31 13:00:00.0
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to resurfacing work in this area speed restrictions will be in place from Tuesday 15 January for up to three weeks. From 7pm to 7am the highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Please take extra care. Works are weather dependant.
Start Time: 14/01/2019 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 05/02/2019 07:00
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SH 73 Jacksons to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Road is down to one lane in various locations, expect delays of up to 15 minutes during remedial works. Plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 13/12/2018 13:19hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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Today's Weather Forecast
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Day: Windy. A steady rain this morning with showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder developing for the afternoon. High 17ºC. Winds NW at 55 to 72 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. 25 to 77mm of rain expected. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Night: Rain ending early. Remaining cloudy. Low 5ºC. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h, becoming ESE and decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h. Chance of rain 80%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
(Note: A Severe Weather Alert may be issued.
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Extended Weather Forecast
23 Jan

5 / 17ºC
24 Jan

4 / 14ºC
25 Jan

6 / 17ºC
26 Jan

9 / 16ºC
27 Jan

14 / 19ºC
28 Jan

13 / 19ºC
29 Jan

11 / 22ºC
30 Jan

10 / 24ºC
31 Jan

12 / 23ºC
1 Feb

9 / 19ºC
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Update:23/01/19 08:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 23/1/19 6:50hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:22hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 12.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 12.4ºC
Temperature (High): 13.2ºC
Wind Chill: 12.3ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1000.35mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 10km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 69km/h (1:02hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2999m
Daily Rainfall: 11.68mm
Hourly Rain: 1.5mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 20.83mm
Carrington Hut (23/01/2019 - 06:06hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 33.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 46mm
3 Day Rainfall: 63.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Grasmere Stn (23/01/2019 - 06:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (23/01/2019 - 06:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (23/01/2019 - 06:18hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 108.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 267.0mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road and access may be difficult in 2WD vehicles until road is rebuilt.
  • 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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