Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome 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)

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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 23:30 6/7/20
SH 73 Lake Pearson to Bealey (Waimakariri Bluff)
Impact: Delays
Reason: Rock Face Stabilisation
Comment: Due to rock face stabilisation works in this area, the road will be down to one lane under stop/go traffic control with a temporary speed restriction in place. If weather permits the road will be open to two lanes during the weekend. Expect minor delays travelling through this area.
Start Time: 05/06/2020 09:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 31/08/2020 17:00
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Today's Weather Forecast
Monday 6th July 2020
Night: Cloudy. Low -2ºC. Winds NW and variable.
Extended Weather Forecast
6 Jul

7 Jul

-3 / 2ºC
8 Jul

9 Jul

-5 / 3ºC
10 Jul

-3 / 4ºC
11 Jul

0 / 3ºC
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Update:06/07/20 23:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 6/7/20 23:27hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:05hrs
Sunset: 17:14hrs
Temperature: 2.5ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 2.5ºC
Temperature (High): 6.4ºC
Wind Chill: -2.0ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 991.47mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 3km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (20:17hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1415m
Daily Rainfall: 22.61mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 22.61mm
Carrington Hut (06/07/2020 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 29.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 43mm
3 Day Rainfall: 102.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 103.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (06/07/2020 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 7.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 8.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 17.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 19.5mm
Grasmere Stn (06/07/2020 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 4mm
Mt Cheeseman (06/07/2020 - 21:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 1.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 4mm
Upper Styx River (06/07/2020 - 22:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 39.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 51.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 140.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 140.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Casey Hut has burnt down - Casey Hut in the Poulter River catchment burnt down in late 2015. The next closest hut is Trust-Poulter, 5km upstream on the true-right. Good camping sites, water (Casey Stream) and a toilet remains at the old Casey Hut site.
  • 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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