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

Whio and ducklings
Dave Hegan - 30/10/2023

Approaching Goat Pass (1070m)
L.Froggatt - 28/06/2008

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Thursday 18th April 2024
Day: Partly cloudy. High 9°C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 4°C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 kmph.
Extended Weather Forecast
18 Apr

4 / 9ºC
19 Apr

4 / 9ºC
20 Apr

4 / 13ºC
21 Apr

5 / 11ºC
22 Apr

4 / 12ºC
23 Apr

4 / 10ºC
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Update:18/04/24 09:30hrs

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 09:30 18/4/24
SH 73 Otira to Arthurs Pass Village (McGrath Creek Bridge)
Impact: Caution
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to bridge repair works, this section of road will be closed in both directions on Monday 22nd April and Tuesday 23rd April nights between 10pm and 2am. Plan your journey accordingly allowing extra time for your travel. Please note these works are weather dependent and may be postponed at short notice.
Start Time: 22/04/2024 22:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 24/04/2024 02:00
More Information: Click Here

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
Update: 18/4/24 9:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:09hrs
Sunset: 17:53hrs
Temperature: 6.5ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 5.2ºC
Temperature (High): 6.5ºC
Wind Chill: 4.9ºC
Humidity: 83%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1013.42mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 6km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 53km/h (9:20hrs)
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 (6 days, 30mm)
Rain Days: 41 / 109 (38%)

(Data provided by ECAN & WCRC)
Carrington Hut (18/04/2024 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 15mm
7 Day Rainfall: 42mm
Mid Poulter River (18/04/2024 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 18mm
Grasmere Stn (18/04/2024 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 9.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (18/04/2024 - 08:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 12mm
Upper Styx River (18/04/2024 - 06:00hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 192.5mm
River Flow: 1.15m (uncrossable)
Styx River is high!
Lower Taipo River (18/04/2024 - 08:20hrs)
6hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 119.0mm
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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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Last Update: Thursday 18/04/2024
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