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 (MSC)
Issued: 21/10/2017 7:05am. Valid to 23/10/2017 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 04:00 23/10/17
SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira
Impact: Caution
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: Traffic lights will be in place during work on the highway surface.
Start Time: 24/10/2017 08:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 24/10/2017 17:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira
Impact: Caution
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Traffic control will be in place in various locations through the Otira Gorge during work on the highway surface.
Start Time: 25/10/2017 08:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 27/10/2017 17:00
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Monday 23rd October 2017
Day: Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 8ºC. Winds NW at 31 to 61 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Night: Rain showers early then a few snow showers overnight. Low near -1ºC. Winds NW at 31 to 61 km/h. Chance of precip 50%.
Extended Forecast
23 Oct

-1 / 8ºC
24 Oct

2 / 8ºC
25 Oct

2 / 8ºC
26 Oct

-1 / 8ºC
27 Oct

1 / 12ºC
28 Oct

3 / 14ºC
29 Oct

6 / 15ºC
30 Oct

6 / 16ºC
31 Oct

6 / 13ºC
1 Nov

5 / 12ºC
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Update:23/10/17 02:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 23/10/17 2:57hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:30hrs
Sunset: 19:09hrs
Temperature: 5.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.7ºC
Temperature (High): 6.1ºC
Wind Chill: 5.7ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 999.77mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 4km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 61km/h (1:36hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1907m
Daily Rainfall: 6.1mm
Hourly Rain: 2.8mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 20.32mm
Carrington Hut (23/10/2017 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 24.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
Mid Poulter River (23/10/2017 - 00:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 12mm
3 Day Rainfall: 12mm
Grasmere Stn (23/10/2017 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (23/10/2017 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (23/10/2017 - 00:35hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 40.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 55.0mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • 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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