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 temporarily moved into a new premises until further notice, due to building defects found in the old building. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available.
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 (Local)
16/06/2019 00:44hrs
(Above 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 16th June 2019
Day: Morning snow showers. Low clouds and fog over high ground. High 2ºC. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of snow 30%.
Night: Snow showers. Low clouds and fog over high ground. Low -4ºC. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than 2 cm.
Extended Weather Forecast
16 Jun

-4 / 2ºC
17 Jun

-6 / 1ºC
18 Jun

-8 / 3ºC
19 Jun

-6 / 3ºC
20 Jun

-3 / 2ºC
21 Jun

-2 / 2ºC
Click for more information
Update:16/06/19 08:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 16/6/19 8:18hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:04hrs
Sunset: 17:05hrs
Temperature: 3.5ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 3.5ºC
Temperature (High): 4.9ºC
Wind Chill: 3.5ºC
Humidity: 75%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1005.90mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 4km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 45km/h (1:52hrs)
Cloud Base: 1230m ASL
Freezing Level: 1568m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (16/06/2019 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1mm
7 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
Mid Poulter River (16/06/2019 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Grasmere Stn (16/06/2019 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (16/06/2019 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (16/06/2019 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 2.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 8mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
7 Day Rainfall: 43.5mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • 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: Sunday 16/06/2019
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