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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)
Repeater Webcam - HD (South)
Repeater Webcam (HD - South)

ALL Webcams - Click Here
Park Shots

Traversing the south ridge of Mt Franklin (2145m)
David Poulsen - 25/10/2009
 

Lake Anna from Mt Franklin
Dave Hegan - 25/02/2020

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)
20/06/2021 08:32hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Monday 21st June 2021
Day: A mix of rain and snow. High 4ºC. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of precip 30%.
Night: Partly cloudy. Low -4ºC. Winds SSE and variable.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Monday
21 Jun

-4 / 4ºC
Tuesday
22 Jun

-6 / 3ºC
Wednesday
23 Jun

-3 / 4ºC
Thursday
24 Jun

1 / 3ºC
Friday
25 Jun

4 / 6ºC
Saturday
26 Jun

2 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:21/06/21 12:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
No issues reported

Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 21/6/21 11:58hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:06hrs
Sunset: 17:06hrs
Temperature: 6.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 4.6ºC
Temperature (High): 6.4ºC
Wind Chill: 5.2ºC
Humidity: 81%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1012.54mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 34km/h (1:49hrs)
Cloud Base: 3755m ASL
Freezing Level: 2015m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 1.27mm
Rain Days (2021): 70
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (21/06/2021 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 48mm
River Flow: 0.7m (marginal)
Waimakariri River is high!
Grasmere Stn (21/06/2021 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 17mm
Mt Cheeseman (21/06/2021 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 17mm
Goldney Ridge (21/06/2021 - 12:32hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2mm
7 Day Rainfall: 93mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • Thieves targeting highway car-parks: "Low lifes" 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, Greyney's Shelter, Arthur's Pass, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing cars, 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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