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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.
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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)
Repeater Webcam - HD (South)
Repeater Webcam (HD)
(South View)

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Park Shots

Pfeifer Biv at dusk on a -4deg night
Richard Rossiter - 08/06/2023
 

Mt Cassidy (1850m) viewed from Scott's Track
M.Freakley - 27/06/2008

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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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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 14th April 2024
Day:
Night: Showers late at night. Low 6°C. Winds NNW and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Sunday
14 Apr

6ºC
Monday
15 Apr

5 / 10ºC
Tuesday
16 Apr

6 / 11ºC
Wednesday
17 Apr

3 / 10ºC
Thursday
18 Apr

5 / 9ºC
Friday
19 Apr

-1 / 9ºC
Click for more information
Update:14/04/24 19:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 19:30 14/4/24
SH 73 Springfield to Sheffield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Services
Comment: Due to fibre installation works, there will be a Stop/Go with 30km/h temporary speed restrictions in place on weekdays between 7am and 7pm from Tuesday 20th February. Plan your journey accordingly allowing extra time for travel.
Start Time: 20/02/2024 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 14/4/24 19:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:04hrs
Sunset: 17:59hrs
Temperature: 10.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.9ºC
Temperature (High): 13.8ºC
Wind Chill: 10.3ºC
Humidity: 93%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1017.25mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 37km/h (15:04hrs)
Cloud Base: 1675m ASL
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
2024 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 29.8ºC (30/1/24)
Low Temp: -1.7ºC (29/3/24)
High Wind Gust: 135kmph W (4/3/24)
High Rain: 95.8mm (11/4/24)
Last Rain (>5mm): 12/4/24 (2 days, 30mm)
Rain Days: 40 / 105 (38%)

REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
(Data provided by ECAN & WCRC)
Carrington Hut (14/04/2024 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 27mm
7 Day Rainfall: 330.5mm
Mid Poulter River (14/04/2024 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 18mm
7 Day Rainfall: 103mm
Grasmere Stn (14/04/2024 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 9.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 26mm
Mt Cheeseman (14/04/2024 - 18:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 12mm
7 Day Rainfall: 31.5mm
Upper Styx River (14/04/2024 - 18:16hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 2.5mm
24hr Rainfall: 2.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 473.5mm
River Flow: 1.21m (uncrossable)
Styx River in flood!
Lower Taipo River (14/04/2024 - 18:20hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 199.0mm
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News...
  • 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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