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.
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
11/12/2017 13:19hrs
(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 20:00 14/12/17
SH 73 Rough Creek bridge
Impact: Delays
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: The one lane bridge will be closed for 15 minutes at a time for pothole and other road repairs on Thursday 14th December between 4:30pm & 8pm
Start Time: 14/12/2017 16:30hrs
Expected Resolution: 14/12/2017 20:00
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Thursday 14th December 2017
Night: Partly cloudy this evening followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers after midnight. Low 7ºC. Winds NW at 3 to 70 km/h. Chance of rain 30%.
Extended Forecast
14 Dec

7 / 22ºC
15 Dec

8 / 16ºC
16 Dec

12 / 20ºC
17 Dec

9 / 21ºC
18 Dec

5 / 12ºC
19 Dec

5 / 16ºC
20 Dec

8 / 18ºC
21 Dec

8 / 18ºC
22 Dec

6 / 17ºC
23 Dec

6 / 17ºC
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Update:14/12/17 18:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 14/12/17 19:26hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:08hrs
Temperature: 13.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 6.7ºC
Temperature (High): 21.6ºC
Wind Chill: 13.3ºC
Humidity: 62%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1011.52mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 14km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 48km/h (14:40hrs)
Cloud Base: 1618m ASL
Freezing Level: 3076m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 1.52mm
Carrington Hut (14/12/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 14.5mm
Mid Poulter River (14/12/2017 - 16:35hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 7mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8.5mm
Grasmere Stn (14/12/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (14/12/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
Upper Styx River (14/12/2017 - 18:05hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 192.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
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  • Bealey Valley Track closed at Chasm bridge from Monday 11th December to Monday 8th January whilst the bridge is repaired.

  • 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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Last Update: Thursday 14/12/2017
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