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.
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
26/02/2018 21:40hrs
(Above 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
(1000m - 2000m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated 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
Updated: 08:00 19/3/18
SH 73 Otira to Kumara Junction
Impact: Delays
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Traffic control will be in place during work on the highway surface. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.
Start Time: 19/03/2018 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/03/2018 18:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Maintenance
Comment: Due to works between Lake Pearson and Arthurs Pass there are temporary traffic signals operating with a 30km/h speed restriction in place from Monday 12th February to Friday 23rd March. Road users are advised to expect delays.
Start Time: 12/02/2018 06:00hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

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Today's Forecast
Monday 19th March 2018
Day: Cloudy with occasional showers. High 13ºC. Winds NNW at 34 to 56 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Night: Overcast. Low 8ºC. Winds NNW at 34 to 56 km/h.
Extended Forecast
19 Mar

8 / 13ºC
20 Mar

10 / 15ºC
21 Mar

3 / 14ºC
22 Mar

1 / 7ºC
23 Mar

3 / 9ºC
24 Mar

4 / 12ºC
25 Mar

4 / 12ºC
26 Mar

6 / 13ºC
27 Mar

6 / 15ºC
28 Mar

6 / 15ºC
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Update:19/03/18 06:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 19/3/18 6:56hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:33hrs
Sunset: 18:44hrs
Temperature: 9.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 9.7ºC
Temperature (High): 12.6ºC
Wind Chill: 9.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1022.73mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 56km/h (5:47hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2538m
Daily Rainfall: 3.56mm
Hourly Rain: 1mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 3.56mm
Carrington Hut (19/03/2018 - 06:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 3.5mm
2 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3.5mm
Mid Poulter River (19/03/2018 - 06:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (19/03/2018 - 06:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mt Cheeseman (19/03/2018 - 06:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Upper Styx River (19/03/2018 - 06:17hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 4.5mm
6 Day Rainfall: 87.0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.

  • The Lake Pearson / Moana Rua campsite is closed until the 1st April whilst earth and road works take place in this area.
  • 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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