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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

Spring storms descend over the upper Waimakariri River
Graeme Kates - 07/09/2012
 

Lorena Smith ascends an ice couloir onto Blimit (1921m)
Hamish Reid - 03/06/2014
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 20th September 2020
Day:
Night: Showers early. Low 1ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 30%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Sunday
20 Sep

1ºC
Monday
21 Sep

2 / 8ºC
Tuesday
22 Sep

5 / 8ºC
Wednesday
23 Sep

3 / 12ºC
Thursday
24 Sep

3 / 9ºC
Friday
25 Sep

2 / 8ºC
Click for more information
Update:20/09/20 16:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 16:00 20/9/20
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 project Monday to Friday. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 21/09/2020 02:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 25/09/2020 10:00
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 project Monday to Friday. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 21/09/2020 02:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 25/09/2020 10:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Otira to Kumara Junction
Impact: Delays
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Traffic control will be in place on the Taipo River Bridge while contractors install scaffolding. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected, plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 21/09/2020 07:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 25/09/2020 17:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 20/9/20 15:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:27hrs
Sunset: 18:31hrs
Temperature: 9.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.3ºC
Temperature (High): 10.6ºC
Wind Chill: 9.1ºC
Humidity: 0%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1023.00mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 9km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 50km/h (12:54hrs)
Cloud Base: 4118m ASL
Freezing Level: 2461m
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (20/09/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7mm
7 Day Rainfall: 445.5mm
Waimakariri River is high!
Mid Poulter River (20/09/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 9mm
7 Day Rainfall: 178mm
Grasmere Stn (20/09/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
7 Day Rainfall: 63mm
Mt Cheeseman (20/09/2020 - 15:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8mm
7 Day Rainfall: 63mm
Upper Styx River (20/09/2020 - 16:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 17mm
7 Day Rainfall: 386.5mm
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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