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

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 4/10/2015 6:11pm. Valid to 7/10/2015 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
(1000m - 2000m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions
Today's Forecast
Monday 5th October 2015
Day: Partly cloudy skies. High 14ºC. Winds NW at 24 to 63 km/h.
Night: A few clouds. Low 2ºC. Winds NW at 24 to 63 km/h.
Weather Links
Satellite Image

Satellite Image
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Extended Forecast
5 Oct

2 / 14ºC
6 Oct

5 / 16ºC
7 Oct

2 / 15ºC
8 Oct

2 / 9ºC
9 Oct

3 / 13ºC
10 Oct

3 / 12ºC
11 Oct

4 / 10ºC
12 Oct

3 / 11ºC
13 Oct

4 / 12ºC
14 Oct

5 / 13ºC
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Update:05/10/15 03:42hrs

Highway Conditions
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Strong Winds
Impact: Caution
Comment: Care Required By Caravans, Campervans, Highsided Vehicles And Campervans
Expected Resolution: Until further notice

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Weather Station
Update: 5/10/15 2:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:01hrs
Sunset: 18:47hrs
Temperature: 4.2ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 4.1ºC
Temperature (High): 4.9ºC
Wind Chill: 1.2ºC
Humidity: 73%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1000.28mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 8km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 63km/h (1:08hrs)
Cloud Base: 1280m ASL
Freezing Level: 1676m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 61.47mm


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  • 3rd Oct 2015 - 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!
  • 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.
  • Winter conditions are now with us! Snow is now affecting many tracks and routes. Check with the Visitor Centre for current conditions in all alpine areas. Ice axe, crampons and avalanche skills may be required if traveling outside of tree-line. If you are travelling HWY 73 in winter carry tyre chains.
  • 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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