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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

Ascending Phipps Peak (1965m) SW Ridge
Daniel Clearwater - 20/06/2009
 

Sampsons Couloir - Mt Rolleston
Dave Hegan - 04/01/2019

Want to submit your great images for the "Park Shot" gallery?
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)
03/03/2021 18:36hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
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Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
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SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Friday 23rd April 2021
Day: Rain. High 9ºC. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around 12mm.
Night: Showers. Low 5ºC. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 80%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Thursday
22 Apr

6ºC
Friday
23 Apr

5 / 9ºC
Saturday
24 Apr

1 / 10ºC
Sunday
25 Apr

3 / 9ºC
Monday
26 Apr

-2 / 8ºC
Tuesday
27 Apr

-1 / 7ºC
Click for more information
Update:23/04/21 01:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 01:30 23/4/21
SH 73 Christchurch, between the intersections of Yaldhurst Road and Main South Road
Impact: Road Closed
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Due to duct installation works, the road will be closed to southbound traffic on Curletts Road between Yaldhurst Road and Main South Road. These works will take place each night from the 19th-22nd April between 8pm and 6am. There will be a sign posted detour in place. Please allow extra time for your journey.
Start Time: 19/04/2021 20:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 23/04/2021 06:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Curletts Road to Racecourse Road
Impact: Delays
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to resurfacing work there will be lane closures, contraflow, stop/go and temporary speed limits at night. During the day there will be temporary speed limits.
Start Time: 27/04/2021 20:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 04/05/2021 06:00
More Information: Click Here

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: 23/4/21 1:24hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:14hrs
Sunset: 17:46hrs
Temperature: 7.5ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.5ºC
Temperature (High): 8.1ºC
Wind Chill: 7.5ºC
Humidity: 82%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1004.14mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 5km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 40km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2184m
Daily Rainfall: 3.81mm
Hourly Rain: 2.5mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 12.45mm
Rain Days (2021): 39
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Goldney Ridge (23/04/2021 - 01:45hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 4mm
2 Day Rainfall: 25mm
3 Day Rainfall: 25mm
7 Day Rainfall: 35mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
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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