State Highway 73 will be closed between the Otira Viaduct Lookout and Otira township from 10am to 6pm daily between Monday 4 December to Friday 15 December. The highway will be open on the weekend of 9/10 December. The alternative route across the Alps at these times will be the Lewis Pass (SH.7).
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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.
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Today's Weather Forecast
Friday 1st December 2023
Day: Partly cloudy. High 16°C. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 kmph.
Night: Cloudy. Low 7°C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Extended Weather Forecast
30 Nov

1 Dec

7 / 16ºC
2 Dec

9 / 12ºC
3 Dec

8 / 14ºC
4 Dec

6 / 14ºC
5 Dec

7 / 17ºC
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Update:01/12/23 02:30hrs

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 02:30 1/12/23
SH 73 Otira to Arthurs Pass Village
Impact: Caution
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to resurfacing works, this section of road will be closed in both directions Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm from Tuesday 5th December to Friday 15th December. Plan your journey accordingly and allow extra time for your travel. Please note these works are weather-dependent and may be postponed at short notice.
Start Time: 05/12/2023 10:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 15/12/2023 18:00
More Information: Click Here

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Weather Stations
Update: 1/12/23 1:28hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:50hrs
Sunset: 19:56hrs
Temperature: 5.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.8ºC
Temperature (High): 6.4ºC
Wind Chill: 5.8ºC
Humidity: 91%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1015.45mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Gust: 6km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 1173m ASL
Freezing Level: 1531m
Lapse Rate: -0.627ºC/+100m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.4mm
2023 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 30.1ºC (9/1/23)
Low Temp: -5.2ºC (11/8/23)
High Wind Gust: 137kmph WNW (21/9/23)
High Rain: 172.6mm (17/9/23)
Last Rain (>5mm): 28/11/23 (3 days, 21.8mm)
Rain Days: 139 / 335 (41%)

(Data provided by ECAN & WCRC)
Carrington Hut (01/12/2023 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 38.5mm
River Flow: 0.28m (low)
Mid Poulter River (01/12/2023 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 10mm
Grasmere Stn (01/12/2023 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 14mm
Mt Cheeseman (01/12/2023 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 7.5mm
Lower Taipo River (01/12/2023 - 01:20hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 23.0mm
Goldney Ridge (01/12/2023 - 02:51hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 97mm
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  • 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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