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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)

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Park Shots

Lorenzo Holzknecht laying it down Mount Wall (1874m)
Tim Ensor - 21/06/2009
 

Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
Graeme Kates - 09/09/2020

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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)
28/04/2021 07:46hrs
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
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Thursday 13th May 2021
Day: Generally clear. High 7ºC. Winds NNW and variable.
Night: Generally clear. Widespread frost likely. Low -4ºC. Winds WNW and variable.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Thursday
13 May

-4 / 7ºC
Friday
14 May

2 / 7ºC
Saturday
15 May

2 / 7ºC
Sunday
16 May

0 / 6ºC
Monday
17 May

-3 / 4ºC
Tuesday
18 May

-5 / 2ºC
Click for more information
Update:13/05/21 08:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 08:00 13/5/21
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: 13/5/21 7:54hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:37hrs
Sunset: 17:21hrs
Temperature: -0.9ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.9ºC
Temperature (High): 0.4ºC
Wind Chill: -0.9ºC
Humidity: 73%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1028.49mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 2km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 892m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm
Rain Days (2021): 50
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (13/05/2021 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4mm
3 Day Rainfall: 193mm
7 Day Rainfall: 367.5mm
River Flow: 0.95m (uncrossable)
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (13/05/2021 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 13mm
3 Day Rainfall: 73mm
7 Day Rainfall: 145.5mm
Poulter River is high!
Grasmere Stn (13/05/2021 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4mm
3 Day Rainfall: 22.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 34.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (13/05/2021 - 07:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4mm
3 Day Rainfall: 22.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 34.5mm
Goldney Ridge (13/05/2021 - 08:20hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 336mm
7 Day Rainfall: 660mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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News...
  • Thieves targeting highway car-parks: "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: 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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Last Update: Thursday 13/05/2021
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