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)
North - Timelapse
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 20/09/2017 6:58am. Valid to 22/09/2017 6pm
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(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: 15:00 20/9/17
SH 73,6 Arthurs Pass To Taramakau
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: 45m Long Load Being Transported To Greymouth. Delays Of Up To Twenty Minutes Can Be Expected At Some Locations On The Route
Start Time: 20/09/2017 10:30hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/09/2017 15:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield To Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Maintenance
Comment: Essential Safety Work To Remove Rocks On The Waimakariri Bluffs Between Lake Pearson And The Bealey Bridge. One Lane Is Closed. Traffic Will Be Controlled Manually Between 8:30am And 4pm. Expect 20 Minute Delays. Traffic Will Be Controlled With Traffic Lights At Night. Expect Minor Delays.
Start Time: 11/09/2017 14:03hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Wednesday 20th September 2017
Day: Cloudy, periods of rain. Low 1ºC.
Night: Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 1ºC. Winds NW at 3 to 67 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 15mm.
Extended Forecast
20 Sep

1 / 11ºC
21 Sep

1 / 4ºC
22 Sep

1 / 7ºC
23 Sep

3 / 7ºC
24 Sep

6 / 9ºC
25 Sep

3 / 9ºC
26 Sep

-1 / 7ºC
27 Sep

1 / 7ºC
28 Sep

1 / 7ºC
29 Sep

1 / 7ºC
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Update:20/09/17 13:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 20/9/17 15:27hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:27hrs
Sunset: 18:31hrs
Temperature: 9.6ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 1.7ºC
Temperature (High): 11.1ºC
Wind Chill: 9.6ºC
Humidity: 80%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1004.28mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 2km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 45km/h (13:34hrs)
Cloud Base: 1143m ASL
Freezing Level: 2507m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm
Carrington Hut (20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 42.5mm
Mid Poulter River (20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
Grasmere Stn (20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 15mm
Mt Cheeseman (20/09/2017 - 13:10hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 15mm
Upper Styx River (20/09/2017 - 12:15hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 219.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
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  • 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: Wednesday 20/09/2017
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