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)
08/12/2018 07:59hrs
(Above 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
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 73 Conditions
No issues reported
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Today's Weather Forecast
Tuesday 11th December 2018
Day: Periods of rain. High 12ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near 9mm.
Night: Steady light rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 7ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Extended Weather Forecast
11 Dec

7 / 12ºC
12 Dec

7 / 12ºC
13 Dec

5 / 13ºC
14 Dec

6 / 16ºC
15 Dec

7 / 19ºC
16 Dec

7 / 19ºC
17 Dec

7 / 19ºC
18 Dec

7 / 16ºC
19 Dec

8 / 13ºC
20 Dec

4 / 11ºC
Click for more information
Update:11/12/18 07:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 11/12/18 5:50hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:06hrs
Temperature: 9.9ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 8.7ºC
Temperature (High): 10.3ºC
Wind Chill: 9.9ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1008.54mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 3km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 19km/h (5:46hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2553m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (11/12/2018 - 04:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (11/12/2018 - 04:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (11/12/2018 - 04:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • 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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Last Update: Tuesday 11/12/2018
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