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 - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)
Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
02/02/2019 07:53hrs
(Above 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 00:00 17/2/19
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to essential bridge repairs the Porter River Bridge will be closed overnight on the 17th of February from 11pm to 6am for periods of up to 50 minutes. Built up traffic will be cleared for ten minutes on the hour every hour. Over dimension loads will be able to use the bridge subject to the above time restrictions. Please follow the instructions of the Stop/Go operators and allow plenty of time for your journey.
Start Time: 08/11/2018 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 18/02/2019 06:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Cutts Road to Racecourse Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to road works in this area speed restrictions and contraflow traffic will be in place for one night from Tuesday 19 February between 7pm and 7am. Drive with caution.
Start Time: 19/02/2019 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/02/2019 07:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Jacksons to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Road is down to one lane in various locations, expect delays of up to 15 minutes during remedial works. Plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 13/12/2018 13:19hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Weather Forecast
Sunday 17th February 2019
Day: Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 20ºC. Winds NNW at 28 to 76 km/h.
Night: Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low around 6ºC. Winds NNW at 28 to 76 km/h.
Extended Weather Forecast
16 Feb

6 / ºC
17 Feb

6 / 20ºC
18 Feb

11 / 19ºC
19 Feb

12 / 18ºC
20 Feb

9 / 19ºC
21 Feb

13 / 20ºC
22 Feb

6 / 17ºC
23 Feb

3 / 13ºC
24 Feb

2 / 12ºC
25 Feb

5 / 17ºC
Click for more information
Update:17/02/19 00:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 16/2/19 22:50hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:54hrs
Sunset: 19:36hrs
Temperature: 8.1ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.8ºC
Temperature (High): 20.2ºC
Wind Chill: 8.1ºC
Humidity: 86%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1012.37mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 76km/h (0:21hrs)
Cloud Base: 1005m ASL
Freezing Level: 2276m
Daily Rainfall: 0.76mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.76mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road (again) and access may be difficult in 2WD vehicles until road is rebuilt. Any heavy rainfall can block access and further damage the road. DO NOT use this road if heavy rainfall is forecast!
  • Theives 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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