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"! Where ever you find yourself NOW (midnight 25th March), is where you MUST live for the NEXT 4 WEEKS+!

Only limited facilities / resources will be available in Arthur's Pass Village after midnight Wednesday 25th March.


The Southern Alps both attract and help create bad weather. Overall the mountains are colder, wetter and windier than other places.

Typical weather chartArthur's Pass is often victim of a "Nor-wester", a weather pattern that brings torrential rain to the West Coast and over the main divide, then roars down the Canterbury Plains as a hot, dry wind.

Average annual rainfall in the village is 4500mm. (180 inches).

Away from the moderating influence of the sea, temperatures in the mountains range between greater extremes than they do on the coastal lowlands. Consequently you need to be prepared to add or subtract garments more frequently than you might elsewhere.

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