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
ALL Webcams - Click Here

Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
29/05/2016 07:53hrs
(Above 2000m)
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
(1000m - 2000m)
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
(Below 1000m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
SH 73 Curletts Rd Between Lunns Rd And Lincoln Rd, Canterbury
Reason: Night Time Road Closure Of Sh73 Curletts Rd Between Lunns Rd And The Southern Motorway Roundabout To Allow Construction Of New Overpass. Closures Will Be In Place Over Two Nights, Tuesday 31st May & 1st June Between 8:30pm To 6am.
Impact: Road Closed
Start: 31 May 2016 20:30
End:  02 Jun 2016 06:00
Comment: Start: 31 May 2016 20:30
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Road Closures Are Required For The Completion Of Repairs To The Bealey Bridge Abutment And Removal Of The Temporary Bailey Bridge. On Saturday 28th May, A Full Road Closure Is Needed At Night From 8pm To 8am.. On Sunday 29th May, The Road Will Be Closed For 30 Minute Intervals At Night Between 8pm & 8am. The Following Day Closures Of Up To 10 Minute Intervals Are Needed For The Final Completion Of Works.Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals
Impact: Road Closed
Start: 16 Apr 2016 20:00
End:  30 May 2016 19:00
Comment: Start: 16 Apr 2016 20:00
SH 73 Springfield To Arthur's Pass, Canterbury
Reason: Sh73 To Be 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.
Impact: Delays
Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00
End:  21 Oct 2016 18:00
Comment: Start: 24 Nov 2015 07:00

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Sunday 29th May 2016
Night: Clear skies. Low -2ºC. Winds light & variable.
Extended Forecast
29 May

-2 / 5ºC
30 May

-2 / 5ºC
31 May

-2 / 3ºC
1 Jun

-4 / 3ºC
2 Jun

-6 / 6ºC
3 Jun

-2 / 6ºC
4 Jun

-1 / 7ºC
5 Jun

1 / 6ºC
6 Jun

4 / 7ºC
7 Jun

5 / 9ºC
Click for more information
Update:29/05/16 22:59hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 29/5/16 22:59hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:53hrs
Sunset: 17:08hrs
Temperature: -0.1ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.3ºC
Temperature (High): 5.4ºC
Wind Chill: -0.1ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 997.20mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 8km/h (19:04hrs)
Cloud Base: Frost likely
730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1015m
Daily Rainfall: Frozen  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 24.8mm (*Stn 2)
Carrington Hut (29/05/2016 - 20:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 26.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 80.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 89.5mm
Waimakariri River in flood!
Mid Poulter River (29/05/2016 - 22:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 28.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 69mm
3 Day Rainfall: 73mm
Poulter River in flood!
Grasmere Stn (29/05/2016 - 20:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 5.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 48mm
3 Day Rainfall: 49.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (29/05/2016 - 20:40hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 7.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 50mm
3 Day Rainfall: 50.5mm
Cave Stream area in flood!
Upper Styx River (29/05/2016 - 22:25hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 47.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 212.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
Click Here to view full weather station details.
  • 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.

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