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)
West Webcam - HD
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
15/11/2017 10:15hrs
(Above 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
No issues reported
Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Saturday 18th November 2017
Day: Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. High 17ºC. Winds SE at 31 to 48 km/h.
Night: Clear skies. Low near 4ºC. Winds SE at 31 to 48 km/h.
Extended Forecast
18 Nov

4 / 17ºC
19 Nov

6 / 19ºC
20 Nov

8 / 18ºC
21 Nov

5 / 16ºC
22 Nov

8 / 20ºC
23 Nov

8 / 21ºC
24 Nov

7 / 19ºC
25 Nov

7 / 18ºC
26 Nov

8 / 19ºC
27 Nov

7 / 18ºC
Click for more information
Update:18/11/17 04:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 18/11/17 0:57hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:58hrs
Sunset: 19:42hrs
Temperature: 7.1ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.1ºC
Temperature (High): 7.3ºC
Wind Chill: 7.1ºC
Humidity: 80%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1019.72mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 3km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 27km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 1130m ASL
Freezing Level: 2122m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (18/11/2017 - 04:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (18/11/2017 - 04:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (18/11/2017 - 03:12hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 1.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • Taipo River: The original cableway (Scotty's) in the lower Taipo River has been replaced with a 3-wire bridge. This bridge is quite high above the river and trampers using this part of the route should be quite confident at using this type of structure.

  • Mingha / Edwards Valley Car-park: The temporary car-park at the rail-bridge has been decommissioned. All users are now advised to park their vehicles at the Greyney's Shelter camp-site, cross the highway, then take the new railway underpass tunnel, then follow the routes from there.
  • 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: Saturday 18/11/2017
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