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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

Taruahuna Pass rockpiles
Liam Clarke - 06/01/2009
 

The Dome (1938m)
Graeme Kates - 09/06/2020

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)
16/11/2020 07:54hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Monday 30th November 2020
Day: Rain. High 10ºC. NE winds shifting to SSE at 15 to 30 kmph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around 25mm.
Night: Showers. Low 2ºC. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 kmph. Chance of rain 70%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Monday
30 Nov

2 / 10ºC
Tuesday
1 Dec

4 / 13ºC
Wednesday
2 Dec

5 / 10ºC
Thursday
3 Dec

3 / 11ºC
Friday
4 Dec

5 / 9ºC
Saturday
5 Dec

3 / 10ºC
Click for more information
Update:30/11/20 05:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 05:00 30/11/20
SH 73 & 7 Christchurch to Ahaura
Impact: Caution
Reason: Over Dimensional Vehicle
Comment: Over dimensional truck and trailer will be transporting bridge beams to the Ahaura bridge on Wednesday 2nd of December and Thursday 3rd December. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 02/12/2020 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 03/12/2020 07:30
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Christchurch To Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Over Dimensional Vehicle
Comment: Over dimensional truck and trailer will be transporting bridge beams to the Ahaura bridge on Wednesday 2nd of December and Thursday 3rd December. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 02/12/2020 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 03/12/2020 07:30
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 30/11/20 3:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:50hrs
Sunset: 19:56hrs
Temperature: 9.3ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 8.5ºC
Temperature (High): 9.6ºC
Wind Chill: 7.0ºC
Humidity: 0%  (Falling)
Barometer: 993.85mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 12km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 51km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 4118m ASL
Freezing Level: 2461m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (30/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 12.5mm
River Flow: 0.43m
Mid Poulter River (30/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1mm
7 Day Rainfall: 14mm
Grasmere Stn (30/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 8mm
Mt Cheeseman (30/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 8mm
Upper Styx River (30/11/2020 - 04:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • 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.
  • 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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