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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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
23/02/2018 08:19hrs
(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
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: 11:00 25/2/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Maintenance
Comment: Due to works between Lake Pearson and Arthurs Pass there are temporary traffic signals operating with a 30km/h speed restriction in place from Monday 12th February to Friday 23rd March. Road users are advised to expect delays.
Start Time: 12/02/2018 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Sunday 25th February 2018
Day: Rain and wind. High 14ºC. Winds NNW at 55 to 72 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near 19mm. Winds NNW at 55 to 72 km/h.
Night: Cloudy and windy with periods of rain. Low 7ºC. Winds NNW at 55 to 72 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. 25 to 60mm of rain expected. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
(Note: A Severe Weather Alert may be issued.
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Extended Forecast
25 Feb

7 / 14ºC
26 Feb

3 / 11ºC
27 Feb

7 / 16ºC
28 Feb

10 / 17ºC
1 Mar

10 / 17ºC
2 Mar

9 / 16ºC
3 Mar

8 / 14ºC
4 Mar

8 / 17ºC
5 Mar

9 / 18ºC
6 Mar

7 / 16ºC
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Update:25/02/18 09:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 25/2/18 9:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:06hrs
Sunset: 19:22hrs
Temperature: 10.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 10.2ºC
Temperature (High): 12.6ºC
Wind Chill: 10.2ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1005.87mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 15km/h
Wind Direction: N
Wind Gust: 58km/h (1:26hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2676m
Daily Rainfall: 0.51mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.51mm
Carrington Hut (25/02/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Mid Poulter River (25/02/2018 - 08:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (25/02/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (25/02/2018 - 08:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (25/02/2018 - 06:19hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 2.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 125.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • Bealey Valley Track closed at Chasm bridge from Monday 11th December until further notice 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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