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Welcome 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.
Webcams
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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Park Shots

Mt Binser (1859m) - APNP
Richard Rossiter - 09/05/2009
 

Mt Turnbull (2024m)
Daryll Thomson - 11/02/2020

Want to submit your great images for the "Park Shot" gallery?
Email them to parkshot@arthurspass.com with details (min width 2000 pixels).
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Avalanche Risk (Local)
21/01/2021 18:55hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Friday 22nd January 2021
Day: Afternoon showers. High 12ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 40%.
Night: Showers. Low 7ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 70%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Friday
22 Jan

7 / 12ºC
Saturday
23 Jan

6 / 12ºC
Sunday
24 Jan

8 / 12ºC
Monday
25 Jan

9 / 15ºC
Tuesday
26 Jan

11 / 18ºC
Wednesday
27 Jan

11 / 18ºC
Click for more information
Update:22/01/21 09:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 09:00 22/1/21
SH 73 Christchurch to Darfield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to road resurfacing there will be stop/go traffic management and a reduced speed limit from 8pm to 6am.
Start Time: 22/01/2021 20:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 23/01/2021 06:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Kirwee, at the intersection of Hoskyns Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Road Construction
Comment: Due to the construction of turning bays, there will no access from SH73 to Hoskyns Road from Thursday 21st January for 5 weeks. There will also be various traffic management and speed restrictions in place on the State Highway during this time. Adhere to the lowered speed limit and drive with care.
Start Time: 21/01/2021 08:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 19/02/2021 17:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 22/1/21 7:54hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:21hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 8.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 6.4ºC
Temperature (High): 8.7ºC
Wind Chill: 8.3ºC
Humidity: 1%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1004.34mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 9km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 55km/h (7:45hrs)
Cloud Base: 7418m ASL
Freezing Level: 2368m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Rain Days (2021): 12
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (22/01/2021 - 06:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 15mm
3 Day Rainfall: 79mm
7 Day Rainfall: 376.5mm
River Flow: 1.1m (uncrossable)
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (22/01/2021 - 06:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 8mm
3 Day Rainfall: 35.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 177.5mm
Grasmere Stn (22/01/2021 - 06:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 20mm
7 Day Rainfall: 70mm
Mt Cheeseman (22/01/2021 - 06:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 20mm
7 Day Rainfall: 70mm
Goldney Ridge (22/01/2021 - 09:26hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1mm
2 Day Rainfall: 47mm
3 Day Rainfall: 124mm
7 Day Rainfall: 509mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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News...
  • APWT AGM: The Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday February 13th, 5pm at the Arthur's Pass Community Centre.
  • Thieves 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!
  • 3 Pass Tramp: The route down the Styx River has large impassable landslides in the mid Styx area. Moderately experienced trampers should use the Arahura River route instead to the Milltown Rd (hitchhiking near impossible). Very experienced trampers could travel via Mid Styx Hut, and a poorly marked and rough route in Tyndall Creek; this requires choosing safe river crossings in the Styx, and water must be low!
  • 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.
  • New Casey Hut open - The new 12 bunk Casey Hut is now open. It is located about 600m east of the original position on a terrace overlooking the Poulter River.
  • 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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