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

Fire Danger

No fires without a permit!
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 10:00 27/3/17
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  31 Mar 2017 17:00
Comment: Sh73 Is 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.
SH 73 Otira To Kumara Junction, West Coast
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Impact: Caution
Start: 20 Mar 2017 22:00
End:  01 May 2017 06:00
Comment: The Wainihinihi River Bridge Is To Undergo Urgent Repairs To The Deck.

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Today's Forecast
Monday 27th March 2017
Day: Cloudy with showers. High 13ºC. Winds SSE at 31 to 48 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Cloudy early with some clearing expected late. Low near 6ºC. Winds SSE at 31 to 48 km/h.
Extended Forecast
27 Mar

6 / 13ºC
28 Mar

8 / 19ºC
29 Mar

9 / 19ºC
30 Mar

8 / 17ºC
31 Mar

9 / 15ºC
1 Apr

9 / 13ºC
2 Apr

4 / 11ºC
3 Apr

1 / 7ºC
4 Apr

1 / 8ºC
5 Apr

2 / 10ºC
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Update:27/03/17 11:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 27/3/17 12:06hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:43hrs
Sunset: 18:30hrs
Temperature: 12.5ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 11.3ºC
Temperature (High): 12.7ºC
Wind Chill: 12.5ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1010.10mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 3km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 39km/h (0:20hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2953m
Daily Rainfall: 13.97mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 37.08mm


Carrington Hut (27/03/2017 - 09:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 16.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 49mm
3 Day Rainfall: 50mm
Waimakariri River is high!
Mid Poulter River (27/03/2017 - 09:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 4.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 7mm
3 Day Rainfall: 7mm
Grasmere Stn (27/03/2017 - 09:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 4.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (27/03/2017 - 09:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 4.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
Upper Styx River (27/03/2017 - 09:13hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 93.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 134.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • Klondyke Corner Mouse Plague: there are considerable numbers of mice about the Klondyke Corner campsite! Do not leave food on/near the ground, and be very aware that mice have been climbing aboard vehicles. This is in response to a massive seeding of the beech and grasslands in the area. Nothing can be done about this as Kea (our rare alpine parrot) is actively hunting mice, and toxins can therefore not be used.
  • Greyneys Shelter Campsite: is currently closed whilst redevelopment takes place.
  • Harper Pass Route landslides - There are several large land-slips in the vicinity of Harper Bivouac (Harper Pass). If the river is low they can be traversed with relative safety, however if the river is high there is some risk of falling into the torrent! Absolute care and good decision making is essential!
  • 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 early-2018.
  • 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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