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 (MSC)

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 22:00 22/9/19
SH 73 Springfield to Castle Hill (Porters Pass)
Impact: Caution
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Due to barrier repairs works between 7am and 7pm each day, there will be Stop/Go traffic management and a 30km/h speed restriction in place. Take extra care and expect minor delays.
Start Time: 09/09/2019 14:26hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Between Cutts Road and Peer Street
Impact: Caution
Reason: Maintenance
Comment: Due to works in this area there will be stop go traffic control, a lane drop and a temporary speed limit at night.
Start Time: 23/09/2019 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 24/09/2019 07:00
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, the road will be down to one lane with temporary traffic signals in place Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm . Expect up to 50 minute delays travelling through this area during these times.
Start Time: 16/09/2019 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/12/2019 18:00
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Night: Rain and snow developing overnight. Low 2ºC. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 kmph. Chance of precip 80%.
Extended Weather Forecast
22 Sep

23 Sep

-1 / 9ºC
24 Sep

-2 / 5ºC
25 Sep

-7 / 3ºC
26 Sep

-1 / 4ºC
27 Sep

2 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:22/09/19 22:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 22/9/19 21:47hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:25hrs
Sunset: 18:33hrs
Temperature: 5.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 4.8ºC
Temperature (High): 13.0ºC
Wind Chill: 3.4ºC
Humidity: 50%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1020.46mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 16km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 82km/h (3:46hrs)
Cloud Base: 1930m ASL
Freezing Level: 1922m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (22/09/2019 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 138.5mm
Mid Poulter River (22/09/2019 - 20:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 64mm
Grasmere Stn (22/09/2019 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 19.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (22/09/2019 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 19.5mm
Upper Styx River (22/09/2019 - 22:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 107mm
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  • 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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