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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)

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Park Shots

Mt Rosamond Tarn (East basin)
Dave Hegan - 16/01/2024
 

Goat Pass Mist - NZ
K.Barber - 15/10/2007

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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)
08/06/2024 12:17hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Thursday 13th June 2024
Day: Rain. High 5°C. Winds NW and variable. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Rain. Low 3°C. Winds E and variable. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around 25mm.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Thursday
13 Jun

3 / 5ºC
Friday
14 Jun

2 / 8ºC
Saturday
15 Jun

0 / 5ºC
Sunday
16 Jun

1 / 4ºC
Monday
17 Jun

0 / 7ºC
Tuesday
18 Jun

0 / 5ºC
Click for more information
Update:13/06/24 12:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 12:30 13/6/24
SH 73 Darfield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Services
Comment: Due to pole replacement work, there will be Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h speed restriction from Wednesday 12th June to Thursday 13th June between 7am and 7pm. Take extra care and expect minor delays.
Start Time: 12/06/2024 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 13/06/2024 19:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Services
Comment: Due to pole replacement work, there will be Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h speed restriction from Monday 17th June to Friday 21st June between 7am and 6pm. Take extra care and expect minor delays.
Start Time: 17/06/2024 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 21/06/2024 18:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Yaldhurst Road at the intersection with Racecourse Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to upgrade works on Yaldhurst Road, there will be a southbound lane drop with a 30Km/h speed restriction from Monday 10th June to Monday 24th June between 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Plan your journey accordingly and take extra care travelling through this area.
Start Time: 10/06/2024 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 24/06/2024 17:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 13/6/24 11:59hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:03hrs
Sunset: 17:05hrs
Temperature: 6.6ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -1.7ºC
Temperature (High): 6.6ºC
Wind Chill: 5.9ºC
Humidity: 75%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1005.16mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 4km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 50km/h (11:50hrs)
Cloud Base: 1174m ASL
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
2024 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 29.8ºC (30/1/24)
Low Temp: -4.5ºC (10/5/24)
High Wind Gust: 142kmph WNW (25/4/24)
High Rain: 113mm (9/6/24)
Last Rain (>5mm): 10/6/24 (3 days, 25.2mm)
Rain Days: 53 / 165 (32%)

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
(Data provided by ECAN & WCRC)
Carrington Hut (13/06/2024 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 153mm
River Flow: 0.37m (low)
Mid Poulter River (13/06/2024 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 73.5mm
Grasmere Stn (13/06/2024 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 47.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (13/06/2024 - 11:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 50mm
Upper Styx River (13/06/2024 - 09:00hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 314.0mm
River Flow: 0.98m (uncrossable)
Styx River is high!
Lower Taipo River (13/06/2024 - 11:20hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 168.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • 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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