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.
Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Moved!: The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village has been temporarily moved into a new premises until further notice, due to building defects found in the old building. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available.
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)
18/05/2019 21:52hrs
(Above 1800m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
(1200m - 1800m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
(Below 1200m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Weather Forecast
Monday 20th May 2019
Day: Partly cloudy. High 7ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 1ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Extended Weather Forecast
19 May

20 May

1 / 7ºC
21 May

2 / 8ºC
22 May

2 / 7ºC
23 May

1 / 9ºC
24 May

2 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:20/05/19 01:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 20/5/19 0:49hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:44hrs
Sunset: 17:15hrs
Temperature: 5.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.3ºC
Temperature (High): 5.4ºC
Wind Chill: 5.3ºC
Humidity: 60%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1013.18mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 8km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 39km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 1630m ASL
Freezing Level: 1845m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.51mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road (again) and access may be difficult in 2WD vehicles until road is rebuilt. Any heavy rainfall can block access and further damage the road. DO NOT use this road if heavy rainfall is forecast!
  • 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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