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
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West Webcam - HD
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Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Avalanche Risk (Local)
15/10/2018 15:47hrs
(Above 1800m)
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
(1200m - 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(Below 1200m)
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Click to visit Snowfall Modelling Data
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Highway Conditions
Updated: 02:00 16/10/18
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to essential bridge repairs from 8pm 15 October to 6am 17 October Bealey Bridge will be open on the hour for 10 minutes and then closed for 50 minutes.
Start Time: 15/10/2018 20:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 17/10/2018 06:00
More Information: Click Here

Click Here for more highway detail.

Today's Forecast
Tuesday 16th October 2018
Day: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 11ºC. Winds NW at 28 to 36 km/h.
Night: Partly cloudy skies early will become overcast later during the night. Low near 1ºC. Winds NW at 28 to 36 km/h.
Extended Forecast
16 Oct

1 / 11ºC
17 Oct

4 / 11ºC
18 Oct

6 / 16ºC
19 Oct

4 / 15ºC
20 Oct

6 / 14ºC
21 Oct

7 / 14ºC
22 Oct

7 / 17ºC
23 Oct

6 / 16ºC
24 Oct

7 / 13ºC
25 Oct

4 / 12ºC
Click for more information
Update:16/10/18 02:00hrs

Weather Stations
Update: 16/10/18 0:51hrs NZST
Sunrise: 5:42hrs
Sunset: 19:00hrs
Temperature: 2.2ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 2.2ºC
Temperature (High): 2.9ºC
Wind Chill: 2.2ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1027.37mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 3km/h (0:24hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 1368m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm
Carrington Hut (16/10/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Mid Poulter River (16/10/2018 - 00:30hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Grasmere Stn (16/10/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1mm
Mt Cheeseman (16/10/2018 - 00:05hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 1mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
  • 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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Last Update: Tuesday 16/10/2018
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