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
West Webcam (HD)
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Webcam Timelapses

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (MSC)
Issued: 24/08/2017 7:26pm. Valid to 27/08/2017 6pm
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(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1000m)
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Not enough snow on ground to create avalanche conditions

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 20:00 24/8/17
SH 73 Between Pound Rd & Miners Rd
Impact: Delays
Reason: Pavement Repairs
Comment: Stop / Go Control Is Required Over Two Nights, Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th Between 7pm & 6am For Pavement Repairs. Please Expect Minor Delays
Start Time: 28/08/2017 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 30/08/2017 06:00
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Today's Forecast
Thursday 24th August 2017
Night: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low -0ºC. Winds WNW at 6 to 70 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Extended Forecast
24 Aug

-0 / 10ºC
25 Aug

3 / 6ºC
26 Aug

2 / 7ºC
27 Aug

3 / 7ºC
28 Aug

1 / 7ºC
29 Aug

-1 / 6ºC
30 Aug

-2 / 7ºC
31 Aug

-2 / 6ºC
1 Sep

-2 / 6ºC
2 Sep

-2 / 7ºC
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Update:24/08/17 18:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 24/8/17 19:57hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:14hrs
Sunset: 18:02hrs
Temperature: 5.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -0.2ºC
Temperature (High): 9.8ºC
Wind Chill: 4.1ºC
Humidity: 74%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1024.15mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 50km/h (1:13hrs)
Cloud Base: 1255m ASL
Freezing Level: 1861m
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (24/08/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (24/08/2017 - 16:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (24/08/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (24/08/2017 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (24/08/2017 - 18:18hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 5.5mm
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  • 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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