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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)

ALL Webcams - Click Here
Park Shots

Lake Mavis 1600m (Mt Oates)
Graeme Kates - 09/12/2007
 

Mt Williams to Mt Oates traverse
Stephen Skelton - 10/02/2013

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)
03/03/2021 18:36hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
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Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
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SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Saturday 6th March 2021
Day:
Night: Rain. Low 4ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 12mm.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Saturday
6 Mar

5ºC
Sunday
7 Mar

3 / 12ºC
Monday
8 Mar

4 / 12ºC
Tuesday
9 Mar

7 / 13ºC
Wednesday
10 Mar

4 / 13ºC
Thursday
11 Mar

3 / 11ºC
Click for more information
Update:06/03/21 20:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 20:30 6/3/21
SH 73 Otira to Kumara Junction (Taipo River Bridge)
Impact: Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: The Taipo River Bridge will be closed from 8pm until 12am on Monday 8th March 2021. This closure is to allow contractors to repair the one lane bridge approach. The Bridge will have an opening at 10pm to allow traffic to pass.
Start Time: 08/03/2021 20:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 09/03/2021 12:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Russley, at the intersection of Steadman Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to intersection upgrade works, there will be various lane closures, local road closures and temporary speed restrictions in place from Monday 11th January to Monday 31st May between the hours of 5am and 8pm. Expect delays whilst travelling through this area during this time.
Start Time: 11/01/2021 05:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 31/05/2021 20:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 6/3/21 19:24hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:18hrs
Sunset: 19:06hrs
Temperature: 6.4ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.6ºC
Temperature (High): 9.9ºC
Wind Chill: 6.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 988.97mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 6km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 55km/h (4:31hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2015m
Daily Rainfall: 49.02mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 85.6mm
Rain Days (2021): 25

 RIVERS ARE FLOODING!

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (06/03/2021 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 59.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 126mm
3 Day Rainfall: 132.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 215mm
River Flow: 1.12m (uncrossable)
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (06/03/2021 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 33.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 48mm
3 Day Rainfall: 49mm
7 Day Rainfall: 65.5mm
Poulter River in flood!
Grasmere Stn (06/03/2021 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 11.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 16mm
3 Day Rainfall: 16mm
7 Day Rainfall: 20mm
Mt Cheeseman (06/03/2021 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 11.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 16mm
3 Day Rainfall: 16mm
7 Day Rainfall: 20mm
Goldney Ridge (06/03/2021 - 20:46hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 123mm
2 Day Rainfall: 238mm
3 Day Rainfall: 252mm
7 Day Rainfall: 430mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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News...
  • 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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