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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.
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Fire Danger

No fires without a permit!
Today's Forecast
Sunday 7th February 2016
Night: A few clouds. Low 11ºC. Winds WNW at 10 to 79 km/h.
 
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
Sunday
7 Feb

11 / 28ºC
Monday
8 Feb

12 / 28ºC
Tuesday
9 Feb

8 / 26ºC
Wednesday
10 Feb

8 / 23ºC
Thursday
11 Feb

9 / 24ºC
Friday
12 Feb

8 / 24ºC
Saturday
13 Feb

9 / 23ºC
Sunday
14 Feb

11 / 24ºC
Monday
15 Feb

11 / 22ºC
Tuesday
16 Feb

10 / 20ºC
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Update:07/02/16 20:45hrs
 

Highway Conditions
SH 73 Jacksons To Kumara Junction, West Coast
Reason: Public Event
Impact: Road Closed
Comment: The Coast To Coast Race Will Involve Two Closures:
Expected Resolution: 13/02/2016 17:00
SH 73 Between Lunns Rd And Lincoln Rd, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Road Closed
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
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Comment: Road Construction Work Commencing 18 January To 14 February Road Will Be Reduced To A Single Lane Under Traffic Control Expect Minor Delays.
Expected Resolution: 14/02/2016 17:00
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Delays
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.
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Comment: Resurfacing Works Are Planned For The Week Ending 12 February. Between 6am And 6pm Delays Of Up To Fifteen Minutes Could Occur. These Works Are Weather Dependent.
Expected Resolution: 09/02/2016 06:00
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira, West Coast
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Comment: Resurfacing Works Are Planned For The Week Ending 12 February. Between 6am And 6pm Delays Of Up To Fifteen Minutes Could Occur. These Works Are Weather Dependent.
Expected Resolution: 12/02/2016 18:00
SH 73 Arthur's Pass To Otira (starvation Point), West Coast
Reason: Rock Face Stabilisation
Impact: Caution
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.
Expected Resolution: 29/02/2016 18:00

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Weather Station
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 7/2/16 19:59hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:42hrs
Sunset: 19:49hrs
Temperature: 19.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 11.4ºC
Temperature (High): 27.9ºC
Wind Chill: 19.3ºC
Humidity: 69%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1009.90mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 58km/h (15:47hrs)
Cloud Base: 1455m ASL
Freezing Level: 3999m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...

  • 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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