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)
20/11/2018 08:54hrs
(Above 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1200m - 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(Below 1200m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 00:00 21/11/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to essential bridge repairs the Porter River Bridge will be closed overnight from 10:10pm on 26 November for periods of up to 50 minutes. Built up traffic will be cleared for ten minutes on the hour every hour. Over dimension loads will be able to use the bridge subject to the above time restrictions. Please follow the instructions of the Stop/Go operators and allow plenty of time for your journey.
Start Time: 26/11/2018 12:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 27/11/2018 06:00
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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 30 minutes during remedial works. Plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 08/11/2018 07:09hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Weather Forecast
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Day: Sunny early. Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing later in the day. High 9ºC. Winds SSE at 16 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Showers in the evening with some clearing overnight. Low 0ºC. Winds SSE at 16 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Extended Weather Forecast
21 Nov

0 / 9ºC
22 Nov

2 / 13ºC
23 Nov

6 / 16ºC
24 Nov

7 / 14ºC
25 Nov

7 / 14ºC
26 Nov

6 / 13ºC
27 Nov

5 / 12ºC
28 Nov

5 / 13ºC
29 Nov

5 / 13ºC
30 Nov

5 / 13ºC
Click for more information
Update:21/11/18 00:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 20/11/18 23:21hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:57hrs
Sunset: 19:44hrs
Temperature: 1.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 0.3ºC
Temperature (High): 6.8ºC
Wind Chill: 1.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1002.72mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 50km/h (15:11hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1307m
Daily Rainfall: 8.38mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 8.38mm
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  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road and access is currently not possible in 2WD vehicles.
  • Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Rocks: Thieves are been breaking into cars and motor-homes at the Kura Tawhiti car-park on a regular basis. They have been targeting Asian tourists and stealing passports, credit cards and money. 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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