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.
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)

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Park Shots

Liam Mackay on Aicken-Blimit traverse
Dave Hegan - 08/10/2023

White River
Darryn Smith - 26/04/2008

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Avalanche Risk (Local)
21/01/2024 07:39hrs
(Above 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
(Below 1200m)
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Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Friday 23rd February 2024
Day: Generally clear. High 18°C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Night: Partly cloudy. Low 7°C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Extended Weather Forecast
22 Feb

23 Feb

7 / 18ºC
24 Feb

8 / 14ºC
25 Feb

8 / 17ºC
26 Feb

7 / 16ºC
27 Feb

5 / 13ºC
Click for more information
Update:23/02/24 02:30hrs

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 02:30 23/2/24
SH 73 Springfield to Sheffield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Services
Comment: Due to fibre installation works, there will be a Stop/Go with 30km/h temporary speed restrictions in place on weekdays between 7am and 7pm from Tuesday 20th February. Plan your journey accordingly allowing extra time for travel.
Start Time: 20/02/2024 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 West Melton, at the intersection with Sandy Knolls Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Services
Comment: Due to water main installation works, there will be a Stop/Go with a 30km/h temporary speed restriction in place 24/7 from Tuesday 20th February to Friday 23rd February. Plan your journey accordingly allowing extra time for travel.
Start Time: 20/02/2024 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

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Weather Stations
Update: 23/2/24 1:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:03hrs
Sunset: 19:26hrs
Temperature: 11.1ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 11.1ºC
Temperature (High): 11.9ºC
Wind Chill: 11.1ºC
Humidity: 85%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1019.04mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 5km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (0:51hrs)
Cloud Base: 1353m ASL
Freezing Level: 2703m
Lapse Rate: -0.637ºC/+100m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
2024 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 29.8ºC (30/1/24)
Low Temp: 1.5ºC (25/1/24)
High Wind Gust: 103kmph W (14/1/24)
High Rain: 85.6mm (27/1/24)
Last Rain (>5mm): 19/2/24 (4 days, 24mm)
Rain Days: 21 / 54 (39%)

(Data provided by ECAN & WCRC)
Mid Poulter River (23/02/2024 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Goldney Ridge (23/02/2024 - 02:56hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 81mm
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  • Thieves targeting highway car-parks (Always current): "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 (Long term alert): 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 (Long term alert): 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 (Long term alert) - 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! (Long term alert) - Hallelujah Bivouac (Andrews Stream), Thompson Bivouac (Thompson Stream), Top Cox Bivouac (Cox River), Waterfall Bivouac (Row Stream)

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