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.
North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD)
North - Timelapse
West Webcam
West Webcam
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 29/09/2016 6:25pm. Valid to 1/10/2016 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Otira To Kumara Junction, West Coast
Reason: Wandering Stock
Impact: Caution
Start: 01 Sep 2016 16:41
Comment: There Are Ongoing Problems With Black Cattle Wandering On The Highway Around This Area. Road Users Are Advised To Take Extra Care.
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, Canterbury
Reason: Road Works
Impact: Caution
Start: 26 Sep 2016 08:53
End:  30 Sep 2016 18:00
Comment: Traffic Control Will Be In Place During Work To Clear Ice Grit
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  21 Oct 2016 18:00
Comment: Sh73 To Be Reduced To A Single Traffic Lane For A Length Of 500m Under The Control Of Traffic Lights. This Is To Construct A New Retaining Wall As Part Of The Mingha Bluffs Road Realignment Project.

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Today's Forecast
Friday 30th September 2016
Day: Occasional light rain. High 9ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Night: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 5ºC. Winds light & variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Extended Forecast
30 Sep

5 / 9ºC
1 Oct

4 / 9ºC
2 Oct

4 / 8ºC
3 Oct

3 / 8ºC
4 Oct

3 / 8ºC
5 Oct

2 / 6ºC
6 Oct

0 / 6ºC
7 Oct

1 / 7ºC
8 Oct

2 / 6ºC
9 Oct

1 / 5ºC
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Update:30/09/16 04:11hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 30/9/16 2:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:09hrs
Sunset: 18:42hrs
Temperature: 6.2ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 6.1ºC
Temperature (High): 6.4ºC
Wind Chill: 6.2ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1009.42mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 0km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1984m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (30/09/2016 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (30/09/2016 - 00:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Grasmere Stn (30/09/2016 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (30/09/2016 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (30/09/2016 - 00:12hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 102.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
  • Morrison Foot-bridge access restricted - Kiwi Rail has "closed" access to the Morrison foot-bridge across the Otira River at the Deception River junction for an indeterminate time-frame. This is to prevent people crossing the railway line to access it. At this stage they have merely placed signage and road-cones. Should the barrier become impenetrable they will create a even more dangerous situation in forcing trampers into very dangerous river crossing situations and traverses!
  • 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.
  • Highway 73 is undergoing reconstruction on the eastern approaches to Arthur's Pass Village. Expect delays and detours from time to time. This work is not expected to be complete until late 2016.
  • 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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