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.
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

Lake Mavis Edelweiss
Katherine Tozer - 31/03/2024

View south from Rome Ridge (Mt Rolleston) treeline
Graeme Kates - 12/09/2012

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 21st July 2024
Night: Cloudy. Low 2°C. Winds SSE and variable.
Extended Weather Forecast
21 Jul

22 Jul

-1 / 6ºC
23 Jul

-1 / 7ºC
24 Jul

0 / 7ºC
25 Jul

2 / 7ºC
26 Jul

4 / 8ºC
Click for more information
Update:21/07/24 18:30hrs

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 18:30 21/7/24
SH 73 Springfield, near Pall Mall Street intersection
Impact: Caution
Reason: Services
Comment: Due to pole replacement works, there will be Stop/Go traffic management with a 30km/h speed restriction from Wednesday 24th July to Friday 26th July between 7am to 6pm. Take extra care.
Start Time: 24/07/2024 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 26/07/2024 18:00
More Information: Click Here

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Weather Stations
Update: 21/7/24 18:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:57hrs
Sunset: 17:27hrs
Temperature: 4.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.9ºC
Temperature (High): 7.6ºC
Wind Chill: 4.8ºC
Humidity: 91%  (Rising)
Barometer: 998.62mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 29km/h (0:28hrs)
Cloud Base: 1173m ASL
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.2mm
2024 STATISTICS (View Database)
High Temp: 29.8ºC (30/1/24)
Low Temp: -5.8ºC (14/7/24)
High Wind Gust: 142kmph WNW (25/4/24)
High Rain: 113mm (9/6/24)
Last Rain (>5mm): 16/7/24 (5 days, 11.6mm)
Rain Days: 66 / 203 (33%)

(Data provided by ECAN & WCRC)
Carrington Hut (21/07/2024 - 17:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7mm
7 Day Rainfall: 25.5mm
River Flow: 0.17m (low)
Mid Poulter River (21/07/2024 - 17:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 5mm
Grasmere Stn (21/07/2024 - 17:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (21/07/2024 - 17:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Upper Styx River (21/07/2024 - 15:00hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 1.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 57.5mm
River Flow: 0.69m (normal)
Lower Taipo River (21/07/2024 - 17:20hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 1.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 30.0mm
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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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