Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome 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.
ALL DOC FACILITIES CLOSED! Limited facilities in Arthur's Pass Village.: COVID-19 RESPONSE: ALL DOC campsites, huts, tracks, great walks, and visitor centres are now closed throughout New Zealand. HUNTING, FISHING, TRAMPING ETC IS NOT PERMITTED! No one is to use campsites or any hut for self-isolation or "lock-down"! Only limited facilities/resources will be available in Arthur's Pass Village after midnight Wednesday 25th March. Where ever you find yourself NOW (midnight on 25th March), is where you MUST live for the NEXT 4 WEEKS+!
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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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
08/02/2020 16:52hrs
(Above 1800m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
(1200m - 1800m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
(Below 1200m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 17:00 8/4/20
SH 73 Porter River Bridge
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to a previous crash the speed limit on Porter River Bridge is reduced. Permanent repairs will be carried out later in 2020.
Start Time: 13/01/2020 16:08hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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Today's Weather Forecast
Wednesday 8th April 2020
Night: Showers early. Low 2ºC. Winds W at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 30%.
Extended Weather Forecast
8 Apr

9 Apr

3 / 12ºC
10 Apr

4 / 16ºC
11 Apr

6 / 14ºC
12 Apr

7 / 11ºC
13 Apr

1 / 9ºC
Click for more information
Update:08/04/20 17:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 8/4/20 16:59hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:57hrs
Sunset: 18:09hrs
Temperature: 8.9ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 4.0ºC
Temperature (High): 12.4ºC
Wind Chill: 7.4ºC
Humidity: 43%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1005.09mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 14km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 68km/h (12:12hrs)
Cloud Base: 2218m ASL
Freezing Level: 2399m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (08/04/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 35mm
3 Day Rainfall: 39mm
7 Day Rainfall: 39mm
Waimakariri River is high!
Mid Poulter River (08/04/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
Grasmere Stn (08/04/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (08/04/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (08/04/2020 - 16:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 64.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 94.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 94.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • 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.
  • Casey Hut has burnt down - Casey Hut in the Poulter River catchment burnt down in late 2015. The next closest hut is Trust-Poulter, 5km upstream on the true-right. Good camping sites, water (Casey Stream) and a toilet remains at the old Casey Hut site.
  • 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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