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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West Webcam - HD
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
20/04/2018 13:41hrs
(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 02:00 21/4/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Strong Winds
Comment: Care required by caravans, campervans, high sided vehicles and motorbikes
Start Time: 20/04/2018 08:48hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Other
Comment: Install guardrail through Cornishmans Rise near Cass using a single lane restriction and temporary traffic signals
Start Time: 26/02/2018 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 30/04/2018 17:00
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Saturday 21st April 2018
Day: Periods of rain. High 8ºC. Winds WNW at 46 to 60 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near 14mm.
Night: Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds late. Low -3ºC. Winds WNW at 46 to 60 km/h.
Extended Forecast
21 Apr

-2 / 8ºC
22 Apr

-1 / 9ºC
23 Apr

3 / 9ºC
24 Apr

1 / 9ºC
25 Apr

1 / 10ºC
26 Apr

4 / 13ºC
27 Apr

3 / 10ºC
28 Apr

2 / 11ºC
29 Apr

2 / 11ºC
30 Apr

2 / 10ºC
Click for more information
Update:21/04/18 00:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 21/4/18 2:25hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:12hrs
Sunset: 17:49hrs
Temperature: 7.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 7.2ºC
Temperature (High): 7.7ºC
Wind Chill: 5.9ºC
Humidity: 90%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1002.55mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 19km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 68km/h (2:13hrs)
Cloud Base: 930m ASL
Freezing Level: 2215m
Daily Rainfall: 1.52mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 16.76mm
Carrington Hut (21/04/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 42mm
3 Day Rainfall: 58mm
Waimakariri River is high!
Grasmere Stn (21/04/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (21/04/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • The Lake Pearson / Moana Rua campsite is closed until about 4th May whilst earth and road works take place in this area.
  • 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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