Arthurs Pass - New ZealandWelcome to Arthur's Pass
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
North Webcam
West Webcam
West Webcam

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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake
Weather Information
26 Jan

9 / 25ºC
27 Jan

11 / 27ºC
28 Jan

13 / 25ºC
29 Jan

12 / 26ºC
30 Jan

13 / 24ºC
31 Jan

12 / 23ºC
1 Feb

12 / 22ºC
2 Feb

6 / 20ºC
3 Feb

7 / 19ºC
4 Feb

7 / 20ºC
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Update: 26/1/15 9:58hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:26hrs
Sunset: 20:02hrs
Temperature: 23.2ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 10.7ºC
Temperature (High): 23.3ºC
Wind Chill: 23.2ºC
Humidity: 27%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1010.85mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 9km/h
Wind Direction: NNW
Wind Gust: 39km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base:  3230m ASL
Freezing Level: 4599m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

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Satellite Image
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  • RATA: Those that have asked what the Rata is doing this year, Otira Gorge & beyond. YES, it is at least flowering this year, on 15th January it was at about 10-15% bloom. Close your windows driving up and down the Otira Gorge otherwise you will have honey bees as passengers!
  • A PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON has been declared in Selwyn District, effective from 10am Wednesday 7 January 2015. Under the restrictions no outdoor fires can be lit in the district. The burning of crop stubble is also not allowed. Gas barbeques with a high pressure water source at hand are allowed but not charcoal barbeques. Fires are also not permitted in Council reserves or the National Park (hut stoves are permitted, but beware that chimney sparks could still ignite fires!). During a prohibited fire season all fire permits previously issued by the Council are also cancelled.
  • HIGHWAY 73 IS UNDERGOING MAJOR ROADWORKS just west of the Village. Periods of single lane traffic controlled by lights is expected until mid-March 2015. Visit Highway Conditions to view updates.
  • Access to Scotts Track (Avalanche Peak) has changed with the highway construction work. Entry is now via the Punchbowl Falls car park, taking a new track from near the first foot-bridge. Take care crossing the highway at this point, and adhere to instructions from road-workers!
  • The magnitude 6.0 earthquake and subsequent large aftershocks that rocked Arthur's Pass on January 6th has now subsided to small aftershocks. Most cannot be felt, though anything over magnitude 3.7 may be felt if indoors or stationary outdoors. There was no damage in Arthur's Pass Village. Visit the Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor if you have interest in the latest rocks & rolls.
  • The "bad guys" are about again breaking into vehicles at the various track-head car parks. Don't leave valuables in your car, and if you see something suspicious ring Police on 111.

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Last Update: Monday 26/01/2015
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