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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Fire Danger

No fires without a permit!
Today's Forecast
Saturday 13th February 2016
Day: Partly cloudy. High 27ºC. Winds light & variable.
Night: Clear skies. Low 9ºC. Winds light & variable.
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Satellite Image

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Extended Forecast
13 Feb

9 / 27ºC
14 Feb

9 / 26ºC
15 Feb

12 / 24ºC
16 Feb

13 / 23ºC
17 Feb

12 / 19ºC
18 Feb

8 / 15ºC
19 Feb

8 / 18ºC
20 Feb

8 / 21ºC
21 Feb

7 / 20ºC
22 Feb

9 / 22ºC
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Update:13/02/16 02:57hrs
Weather Station
Update: 13/2/16 1:29hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:50hrs
Sunset: 19:41hrs
Temperature: 9.5ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 9.4ºC
Temperature (High): 10.8ºC
Wind Chill: 9.5ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1014.98mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 2km/h (0:58hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2492m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Springfield To Bealey, Canterbury
Reason: Road Works
Impact: Delays
Start: 09 Feb 2016 09:31
Comment: Stop /go Setups For Pavement Repairs Between The 9th February & The 26th February. Expect Possible Delays
Expected Resolution: 26/02/2016 18:00
SH 73 Otira To Kumara, West Coast
Reason: Road Works
Impact: Caution
Start: 15 Feb 2016 07:00
End:  19 Feb 2016 18:00
Comment: Stop / Go Traffic Control Will Be In Place While Pavement Repairs Are Underway For The Week Ending 19 February.
SH 73 Jacksons To Kumara Junction, West Coast
Reason: Public Event
Impact: Caution
Start: 11 Feb 2016 05:00
End:  13 Feb 2016 17:00
Comment: The Coast To Coast Race Will Involve Two Closures:
SH 73 Between Lunns Rd And Lincoln Rd, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Road Closed
Start: 09 Feb 2016 20:30
End:  14 Feb 2016 06:00
Comment: Night Time Road Closures Of Sh73 Curletts Rd Between Lunns Rd And Southern Motorway Roundabout To Allow Construction Of New Overpass. Closures Will Be In Place Between 8:30pm To 6am On Consecutive Nights Between Tuesday 9th February & Sunday 14th February
SH 73 Sandy Knolls Rd To Torlesse Rd, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Start: 15 Feb 2016 07:00
End:  15 Mar 2016 18:00
Comment: Temporary Traffic Lights Required For Resurfacing Works Between The 15th February & 15th March. Expect Minor Delays
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Start: 18 Jan 2016 07:00
End:  18 Mar 2016 18:00
Comment: Road Construction Work Commencing 18 January To 18 March. Road Will Be Reduced To A Single Lane Under Traffic Control 24hrs A Day, 7 Days A Week. Expect Minor Delays.
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.
SH 73 Otira To Kumara Junction ( Rocky Point ), West Coast
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Start: 15 Feb 2016 06:00
End:  19 Feb 2016 18:00
Comment: Resurfacing Works Are Planned For The Week Ending 19 February. Between 6am And 6pm Delays Of Up To Fifteen Minutes Could Occur. These Works Are Weather Dependent.
SH 73 Cuffs Rd To Steadman Rd, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Caution
Start: 15 Feb 2016 19:00
End:  16 Feb 2016 06:00
Comment: Lane Closures For Resurfacing Works At Night On Monday 15th February
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira ( Starvation Point), West Coast
Reason: Rock Face Stabilisation
Impact: Caution
Start: 17 Jan 2016 00:00
End:  29 Feb 2016 18:00
Comment: Rockfall Netting Is Being Installed Between 18 January And 29 February. Between 7am And 6pm The Site Will Be Reduced To A Single Lane With Stop / Go Traffic Control In Place.
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, West Coast
Reason: Maintenance
Impact: Caution
Start: 17 Feb 2016 07:00
End:  19 Feb 2016 18:00
Comment: Guard Rail Repairs Are Being Installed Between 17 To 19 February. Between 7am And 6pm The Site Will Be Reduced To A Single Lane With Stop / Go Traffic Control In Place.

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  • Three Passes Route: There is a fresh slip about 20min west of Park Morpeth Hut (400m upstream of Bauckes Creek), if Wilberforce River is too high to cross here it will require a substantial bush-bash to bypass.
  • 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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