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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.


TRACK CLOSURES: The Devil's Punchbowl Track is closed due to critical structual damage to the viewing platform caused by flooding. A view of the waterfall is still available at the 2nd foot-bridge. The track remains open to the Mt Aicken track junction only.

The Arthur's Pass Walking Track is closed between the Punchbowl track and Jack's Hut due to structural damage to a bridge caused by flooding.

Webcams
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 (Local)
21/05/2017 14:15hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 04:00 28/5/17

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Today's Forecast
Sunday 28th May 2017
Day: Sunny. High 9ºC. Winds light & variable.
Night: Generally clear. Low near 1ºC. Winds light & variable.
 
Extended Forecast
Sunday
28 May

1 / 9ºC
Monday
29 May

3 / 9ºC
Tuesday
30 May

3 / 7ºC
Wednesday
31 May

1 / 8ºC
Thursday
1 Jun

-2 / 7ºC
Friday
2 Jun

-2 / 7ºC
Saturday
3 Jun

-2 / 6ºC
Sunday
4 Jun

-2 / 4ºC
Monday
5 Jun

-2 / 4ºC
Tuesday
6 Jun

-2 / 4ºC
Click for more information
Update:28/05/17 05:00hrs
 

Weather Stations
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 28/5/17 6:53hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:52hrs
Sunset: 17:09hrs
Temperature: 2.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 2.7ºC
Temperature (High): 4.6ºC
Wind Chill: 2.7ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1018.67mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: SSE
Wind Gust: 14km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1445m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.51mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (28/05/2017 - 04:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 13.5mm
Mid Poulter River (28/05/2017 - 04:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 7mm
3 Day Rainfall: 8.5mm
Grasmere Stn (28/05/2017 - 04:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (28/05/2017 - 04:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Upper Styx River (28/05/2017 - 03:25hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 15.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 68.5mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • 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.
  • Punchbowl Falls Track: The section from the 2nd foot-bridge (5 mins from car-park) is closed for an indefinite period while repairs are made to a flood damaged structure.
  • Arthur's Pass Walking Track: The section from the Punchbowl Falls track to Jack's Hut will be closed from 3rd April 2017 for an indefinite period while repairs are made to a flood damaged bridge.
  • Klondyke Corner Mouse Plague: there are considerable numbers of mice about the Klondyke Corner campsite! Do not leave food on/near the ground, and be very aware that mice have been climbing aboard vehicles. This is in response to a massive seeding of the beech and grasslands in the area. Nothing can be done about this as Kea (our rare alpine parrot) is actively hunting mice, and toxins can therefore not be used.
  • Harper Pass Route landslides - There are several large land-slips in the vicinity of Harper Bivouac (Harper Pass). If the river is low they can be traversed with relative safety, however if the river is high there is some risk of falling into the torrent! Absolute care and good decision making is essential!
  • 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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