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.

Please Note: Thieves have been hitting ALL of our overnight car-parks and campsites, and some houses. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles or tents! Report all break-ins and losses to the NZ Police (111).

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)
08/12/2016 18:54hrs
(Above 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(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
SH 73 Curletts Rd / Blenheim Rd Intersection, Canterbury
Reason: Resurfacing
Impact: Delays
Start: 28 Nov 2016 18:00
End:  16 Dec 2016 06:00
Comment: Lane Closures At Night Required For Resurfacing Works From Monday 28th November To Friday 16th December. Please Expect Some Delays
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Construction
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  31 Mar 2017 17:00
Comment: Sh73 Is 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.

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Friday 9th December 2016
Night: Showers this evening becoming steady light rain overnight. Low 7ºC. Winds W at 7 to 84 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Extended Forecast
9 Dec

7 / 21ºC
10 Dec

2 / 11ºC
11 Dec

3 / 11ºC
12 Dec

2 / 11ºC
13 Dec

4 / 9ºC
14 Dec

7 / 13ºC
15 Dec

4 / 12ºC
16 Dec

2 / 10ºC
17 Dec

4 / 12ºC
18 Dec

4 / 14ºC
Click for more information
Update:09/12/16 19:48hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 9/12/16 19:25hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:05hrs
Temperature: 14.0ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 8.4ºC
Temperature (High): 21.4ºC
Wind Chill: 12.3ºC
Humidity: 71%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1001.74mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 13km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 68km/h (18:27hrs)
Cloud Base: 1380m ASL
Freezing Level: 3184m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm
Carrington Hut (09/12/2016 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 91mm
Mid Poulter River (09/12/2016 - 16:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 43.5mm
Grasmere Stn (09/12/2016 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (09/12/2016 - 16:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1.5mm
Upper Styx River (09/12/2016 - 18:11hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 3.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 155.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
  • Morrison Foot-bridge access restricted - Kiwi Rail has "closed" access to the Morrison foot-bridge across the Otira River at the Deception River junction for an indeterminate time-frame. This is to prevent people crossing the railway line to access it. At this stage they have merely placed signage and road-cones. Should the barrier become impenetrable they will create a even more dangerous situation in forcing trampers into very dangerous river crossing situations and traverses!
  • 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 late 2016.
  • 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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