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: 16:01 30/3/17

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Today's Forecast
Thursday 30th March 2017
Day: Partly cloudy. Low 7ºC.
Night: Some clouds. Low 7ºC. Winds WNW at 9 to 94 km/h.
Extended Forecast
30 Mar

7 / 20ºC
31 Mar

9 / 16ºC
1 Apr

9 / 14ºC
2 Apr

5 / 13ºC
3 Apr

2 / 8ºC
4 Apr

3 / 8ºC
5 Apr

4 / 7ºC
6 Apr

3 / 7ºC
7 Apr

3 / 9ºC
8 Apr

3 / 11ºC
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Update:30/03/17 17:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 30/3/17 15:53hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:47hrs
Sunset: 18:24hrs
Temperature: 18.9ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 9.4ºC
Temperature (High): 19.6ºC
Wind Chill: 18.9ºC
Humidity: 65%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1010.91mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 11km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 69km/h (12:25hrs)
Cloud Base: 1568m ASL
Freezing Level: 3938m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (30/03/2017 - 17:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (30/03/2017 - 17:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (30/03/2017 - 17:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (30/03/2017 - 17:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (30/03/2017 - 15:11hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 1.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 118.0mm
Western Rivers are high!
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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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Last Update: Thursday 30/03/2017
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