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.

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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
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Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 13/10/2015 11:09am.
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Today's Forecast
Saturday 28th November 2015
Day: Rain. High 13ºC. Winds NW at 46 to 145 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 14mm.
Night: Rain early. Decreasing clouds late. Low 2ºC. Winds NW at 46 to 145 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
28 Nov

2 / 13ºC
29 Nov

4 / 16ºC
30 Nov

8 / 22ºC
1 Dec

13 / 20ºC
2 Dec

12 / 17ºC
3 Dec

9 / 16ºC
4 Dec

7 / 18ºC
5 Dec

7 / 18ºC
6 Dec

6 / 14ºC
7 Dec

6 / 15ºC
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Update:28/11/15 00:01hrs

Highway Conditions
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Impact: Caution
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Lunns Rd, Canterbury
Impact: Road Closed
Expected Resolution: 07/12/2015 06:00
SH 73 Darfield To Springfield,
Impact: Delays
Expected Resolution: 18/12/2015 00:00
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Impact: Delays
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, West Coast
Impact: Delays
Expected Resolution: 02/12/2015 17:00

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Weather Station
Update: 27/11/15 23:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:52hrs
Sunset: 19:52hrs
Temperature: 6.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 6.3ºC
Temperature (High): 13.0ºC
Wind Chill: 4.6ºC
Humidity: 73%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1005.70mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Gust: 145km/h (9:03hrs)
Cloud Base: 1293m ASL
Freezing Level: 1999m
Daily Rainfall: 115.06mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 123.7mm


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  • Casey Hut in the Poulter Valley has burnt down! Next available hut in the valley is the Trust-Poulter Hut about 5km upstream of the Casey Hut site; it only has 6 bunks! Carry a tent otherwise.
  • Taipo Valley : Large slip on track to Scotty's Cableway. A slip has wiped out the steep section of track over the bluff to Scotty's Cableway on the true left of the Taipo River. This extremely steep section is suitable for highly experience users only.
  • Poulter Valley: There have been new washouts and slips in the lower valley. Extra caution required and be alert for low hanging branches, particularly for mountain bikers.
  • Although winter has officially moved on, some of the higher altitude routes in the Park still have ice or snow; check with the Visitor Centre for current conditions in all alpine areas. Ice axe, crampons and avalanche skills may be required if traveling over the Main Range (eg. Harman Pass, Whitehorn Pass etc).
  • The Mingha Car Park and the old access track across the railway line to the Mingha and Edwards Valley has been closed off. A new temporary car park is being developed at the shingle pit area near the Bealey Rail Bridge. The new car park is off the main highway by the rail bridge. From the car park there will be a marked walking track across the railway line immediately adjacent to the rail bridge on to the causeway and then up the causeway to connect with the old track. Please be aware there is construction crews working in the same area as the new car park.
  • HIGHWAY 73 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR ROADWORKS east of the Village for 6km for a 2 year period starting in May 2015. Large heavy vehicles and some delays may be encountered. Visit Highway Conditions to view updates.

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