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 (MSC)

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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 4th August 2020
Day: Showers. High 6ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 60%.
Night: Cloudy. Low 1ºC. Winds NW and variable.
Extended Weather Forecast
4 Aug

1 / 6ºC
5 Aug

3 / 8ºC
6 Aug

2 / 6ºC
7 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
8 Aug

-5 / 2ºC
9 Aug

-2 / 4ºC
Click for more information
Update:04/08/20 11:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 4/8/20 10:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:42hrs
Sunset: 17:41hrs
Temperature: 6.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 5.5ºC
Temperature (High): 7.2ºC
Wind Chill: 5.2ºC
Humidity: 56%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1012.23mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 13km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (10:32hrs)
Cloud Base: 1755m ASL
Freezing Level: 2076m
Daily Rainfall: 3.81mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 3.81mm
Carrington Hut (04/08/2020 - 09:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 5.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 14mm
Mid Poulter River (04/08/2020 - 09:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (04/08/2020 - 09:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (04/08/2020 - 09:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (04/08/2020 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 10.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 34mm
3 Day Rainfall: 54.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 74.5mm
Western Rivers are high!
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  • 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!
  • 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 opening - A new 10 bunk Casey Hut has been built about 500m southeast of the original position on a terrace overlooking the Poulter River, it is expected to open in late August 2020, when building work is complete. The original Casey Hut burnt down in late 2015. Until the new hut opens take a tent.
  • 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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