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 - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD - AP Village)
Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
16/11/2018 13:02hrs
(Above 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1200m - 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(Below 1200m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.

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Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 13:00 17/11/18
SH 73 Jacksons to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Road Works
Comment: Road is down to one lane in various locations, expect delays of up to 30 minutes during remedial works. Plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 08/11/2018 07:09hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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Today's Forecast
Saturday 17th November 2018
Day: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 13ºC. Winds NNW at 28 to 47 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Night: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low around 5ºC. Winds NNW at 28 to 47 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Extended Forecast
17 Nov

5 / 13ºC
18 Nov

-2 / 10ºC
19 Nov

-1 / 6ºC
20 Nov

-1 / 5ºC
21 Nov

1 / 8ºC
22 Nov

2 / 11ºC
23 Nov

4 / 16ºC
24 Nov

7 / 14ºC
25 Nov

5 / 13ºC
26 Nov

4 / 12ºC
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Update:17/11/18 13:30hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 17/11/18 12:20hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:59hrs
Sunset: 19:40hrs
Temperature: 11.4ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 7.8ºC
Temperature (High): 11.6ºC
Wind Chill: 11.4ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1007.63mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (3:40hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2784m
Daily Rainfall: 20.2mm  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 1.4mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 30mm (*Stn 2)


Carrington Hut (17/11/2018 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 28.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 37.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 37.5mm
Waimakariri River is high!
Grasmere Stn (17/11/2018 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 2.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2mm
Mt Cheeseman (17/11/2018 - 10:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 2.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 2mm
3 Day Rainfall: 2mm
Upper Styx River (17/11/2018 - 09:17hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 52.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 62.5mm
Western Rivers in flood!
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  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road and access is currently not possible in 2WD vehicles.
  • Deception Valley: Extreme flooding has destroyed some track sections and created wash-outs on the Deception River route. River crossing positions have also changed. Care is required negotiating these washout areas, and selecting safe river crossing locations.
  • Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Rocks: Thieves are been breaking into cars and motor-homes at the Kura Tawhiti car-park on a regular basis. They have been targeting Asian tourists and stealing passports, credit cards and money. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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