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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.
COVID-19 Level 2 Restrictions: Covid-19 Alert Level 2 commenced at 2359 hours on Wednesday 13th May and continues until further notice! Under this level, tracks, huts, campgrounds & visitor centres can be used again. Huts must have no more than 10 persons - 50% of full capacity for larger huts occupying them (carry a tent to all huts so appropriate physical distancing can be maintained - 2m recommended). Visitors will need to carry their own cleaning equipment, and are highly encouraged to fill out hut books for contact tracing purposes! Hunting will be permitted again on conservation land.

Further Information: DOC Website, covid19.govt.nz.
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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 (Local)
01/06/2020 09:55hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 01:30 7/6/20
SH 73 Castle Hill (Porter River Bridge)
Impact: Caution
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to bridge repairs , there a 30km/h speed restriction in place. From Sunday 7th June to Tuesday 9th June there will be road closures overnight from 7pm to 5am with the road reopening on the hour to let traffic through. These works are dependent on various factors and may be changed at short notice.
Start Time: 25/05/2020 08:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 12/06/2020 16:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira
Impact: Road Closed
Reason: Snow
Comment: Road closed due to snow. Update 8am 7 June
Start Time: 06/06/2020 16:38hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Road Closed
Reason: Snow
Comment: More heavy snow. Update 8am 7 June
Start Time: 06/06/2020 17:45hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 7th June 2020
Day: Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 2ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of snow 40%.
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 0ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Saturday
6 Jun

-4ºC
Sunday
7 Jun

0 / 2ºC
Monday
8 Jun

-1 / 3ºC
Tuesday
9 Jun

0 / 5ºC
Wednesday
10 Jun

1 / 4ºC
Thursday
11 Jun

1 / 5ºC
Click for more information
Update:07/06/20 01:30hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 7/6/20 1:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:00hrs
Sunset: 17:05hrs
Temperature: 0.4ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 0.4ºC
Temperature (High): 0.9ºC
Wind Chill: 0.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1007.76mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 0km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1092m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 11.43mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • Covid-19 Alert Level 2: Covid-19 Alert Level 2 commenced at 2359 hours on Wednesday 13th May and continues until further notice! Under this level, tracks, huts, campgrounds & visitor centres can be used again. Huts must have no more than 10 persons - 50% of full capacity for larger huts occupying them (carry a tent to all huts so appropriate physical distancing can be maintained - 2m recommended). Visitors will need to carry their own cleaning equipment, and are highly encouraged to fill out hut books for contact tracing purposes! Hunting will be permitted again on conservation land.

  • 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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