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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North Webcam (HD - AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
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Repeater Webcam - HD (Temple Basin)
Repeater Webcam (HD - Temple Basin)
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
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Avalanche Risk (Local)
17/02/2019 07:22hrs
(Above 1800m)
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(1200m - 1800m)
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(Below 1200m)
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Satellite Image
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Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 03:00 18/2/19
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 15 minutes during remedial works. Plan your journey accordingly.
Start Time: 13/12/2018 07:17hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
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SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Delays
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to essential bridge repairs the Porter River Bridge will be closed overnight on the 17th of February from 11pm to 6am for periods of up to 50 minutes. Built up traffic will be cleared for ten minutes on the hour every hour. Over dimension loads will be able to use the bridge subject to the above time restrictions. Please follow the instructions of the Stop/Go operators and allow plenty of time for your journey.
Start Time: 08/11/2018 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 18/02/2019 06:00
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SH 73 Cutts Road to Racecourse Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to road works in this area speed restrictions and contraflow traffic will be in place for one night from Tuesday 19 February between 7pm and 7am. Drive with caution.
Start Time: 19/02/2019 19:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 20/02/2019 07:00
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Today's Weather Forecast
Monday 18th February 2019
Day: Sunny along with a few clouds. High 18ºC. Winds NW at 28 to 56 km/h.
Night: Cloudy skies with a few showers later at night. Low around 10ºC. Winds NW at 28 to 56 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Extended Weather Forecast
18 Feb

10 / 18ºC
19 Feb

11 / 17ºC
20 Feb

9 / 17ºC
21 Feb

12 / 18ºC
22 Feb

4 / 16ºC
23 Feb

1 / 12ºC
24 Feb

1 / 10ºC
25 Feb

2 / 12ºC
26 Feb

6 / 17ºC
27 Feb

6 / 16ºC
Click for more information
Update:18/02/19 03:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 18/2/19 1:50hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:57hrs
Sunset: 19:33hrs
Temperature: 9.6ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 9.6ºC
Temperature (High): 10.1ºC
Wind Chill: 8.2ºC
Humidity: 59%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1008.95mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 10km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 56km/h (0:08hrs)
Cloud Base: 1693m ASL
Freezing Level: 2507m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (18/02/2019 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1mm
Mid Poulter River (18/02/2019 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (18/02/2019 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Mt Cheeseman (18/02/2019 - 00:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
Upper Styx River (18/02/2019 - 00:30hrs)
24hr Rainfall: 0.0mm
6 Day Rainfall: 82.0mm
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  • Hawdon Valley Area: The Hawdon River has destroyed parts of the Hawdon Shelter road (again) and access may be difficult in 2WD vehicles until road is rebuilt. Any heavy rainfall can block access and further damage the road. DO NOT use this road if heavy rainfall is forecast!
  • Theives targeting highway car-parks: Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks along highway 73 on a regular basis including Kura Tawhiti, Bealey Spur, O'Malley Track, Deception, Kellys Creek, and some camp-sites. They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices, and recreation equipment. 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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