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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 View)

ALL Webcams - Click Here
Park Shots

Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
Geoff Keey - 15/10/2020
 

The Dome (1938m)
Graeme Kates - 04/08/2021

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 (MSC)
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Thursday 5th August 2021
Day: A mix of rain and snow. High 4ºC. Winds NNE and variable. Chance of precip 90%. Snowfall of 3-7 cm.
Night: A mix of rain and snow. Low 1ºC. Winds SE and variable. Chance of precip 80%. Snow accumulations less than 2 cm.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Thursday
5 Aug

1 / 4ºC
Friday
6 Aug

-1 / 5ºC
Saturday
7 Aug

-4 / 4ºC
Sunday
8 Aug

-7ºC
Monday
9 Aug

-5ºC
Tuesday
10 Aug

-3 / 4ºC
Click for more information
Update:05/08/21 06:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 06:30 5/8/21
SH 73 Castle Hill to Springfield, Porter River Bridge
Impact: Caution
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to bridge repair works, the Porter River Bridge is scheduled to close from Tuesday 3rd August to Thursday 5th August nights between 7pm and 5am. The bridge will open on the hour, every hour, to allow traffic to pass. Plan your journey accordingly allowing extra time for your travel. Please note these works are weather dependent and may be postponed at short notice
Start Time: 03/08/2021 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 06/08/2021 05:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Drop out
Comment: Due to weather related damage there is a 2km stop/go near Craigieburn Valley Road. Please drive to the conditions and follow the directions of crew.
Start Time: 19/07/2021 14:24hrs
Expected Resolution: 02/08/2021 18:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 5/8/21 6:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:41hrs
Sunset: 17:42hrs
Temperature: 0.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.7ºC
Temperature (High): 3.7ºC
Wind Chill: 0.8ºC
Humidity: 71%  (Falling)
Barometer: 996.76mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 45km/h (2:46hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1153m
Daily Rainfall: 0.76mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.76mm
Rain Days (2021): 89 / 216 (41%)
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (05/08/2021 - 05:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 24.5mm
River Flow: 0.4m
Mid Poulter River (05/08/2021 - 05:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
7 Day Rainfall: 10mm
Grasmere Stn (05/08/2021 - 05:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 4mm
7 Day Rainfall: 5mm
Mt Cheeseman (05/08/2021 - 05:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 4mm
7 Day Rainfall: 5mm
Goldney Ridge (05/08/2021 - 06:43hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
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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 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! The landslide area in the mid-Styx is only negotiable at very low river levels.
  • 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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Last Update: Thursday 05/08/2021
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