Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Moved
The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village has been temporarily moved into a new premises until further notice, due to building defects found in the old building. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available.

Thieves breaking into vehicles
Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks and some camp-sites along highway 73 on a regular basis (day & night). 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!

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Forecast Links
Avalanche Risk (Local)
18/05/2019 21:52hrs
(Above 1800m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
(1200m - 1800m)
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(Below 1200m)
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Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 2135hrs Sat 25th May, 2019):

Quite icy conditions about the Main Range above 1700m, and southern aspects on sub-ranges above 1750m, actually been OK climbing conditions in areas of bonded snow/ice. Some heavy weather on way in this week (Tues - Thurs), will see if it destroys it, or adds to it.

Glaciers have shrank dramatically this summer season, with some "permanent" ice-fields all but disappearing completely (Whitehorn for example) and exposing considerable loose rock.

The new 2019 (8th Edition) of the Arthur's Pass area climbing guide is well underway. You can view & comment on routes HERE, or view the entire draft HERE (0.5MB).

I am currently after good high resolution images of mountains & routes in the Parks (Arthur's Pass, Craigieburn, Korowai/Torlesse, Otira-Kopara Forest, Wanganui/Otira, Central Southern Alps Wilberforce, and Lochinvar Forest) that generally show from valley floor to summit, as the approaches can be just as challenging as the final summit rocks in many instances. You can email these to, your images will be duly credited.

Cheers - Graeme -
  • Blimit (1921m)23/04/2019
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects23/04/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge23/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge23/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)19/04/2019
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)19/04/2019
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)19/04/2019
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)19/04/2019
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face19/04/2019
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge19/04/2019
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Carrington Peak (2010m)18/04/2019
    Carrington Peak (2010m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route18/04/2019
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route
  • Mt Murchison (2408m)18/04/2019
    Mt Murchison (2408m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - 2058m point18/04/2019
    Mt Oates (2041m) - 2058m point
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)23/03/2019
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir
  • Whitehorn Ice-field23/03/2019
    Whitehorn Ice-field
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress06/03/2019
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Davie (2280m)03/03/2019
    Mt Davie (2280m)
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m)03/03/2019
    Mt Wakeman (2227m)
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)02/03/2019
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)14/02/2019
    Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)
  • Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect14/02/2019
    Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect
  • Mt Horrible (1234m)14/02/2019
    Mt Horrible (1234m)
  • Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect
  • The Dome (1938m)14/02/2019
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Falling Mountain (1901m)08/02/2019
    Falling Mountain (1901m)
  • Mt Scott (2009m)08/02/2019
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Temple (east approach)08/02/2019
    Mt Temple (east approach)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)08/02/2019
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects17/01/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects
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Weather Information
27 May

28 May

1 / 7ºC
29 May

4 / 7ºC
30 May

-2 / 7ºC
31 May

-7 / 1ºC
1 Jun

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Update:27/05/19 15:30hrs
Update: 27/5/19 15:19hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:50hrs
Sunset: 17:10hrs
Temperature: 8.7ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 7.8ºC
Temperature (High): 9.7ºC
Wind Chill: 6.0ºC
Humidity: 82%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1004.65mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 20km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 64km/h (10:49hrs)
Cloud Base: 1093m ASL
Freezing Level: 2368m
Daily Rainfall: 27.2mm  (*Stn 2)
Hourly Rain: 2.2mm/hr (*Stn 2)
24 Hour Rain: 27.8mm (*Stn 2)

Rainfall: 18.79mm
High Rain Rate:  2.3mm/hr @ 5:01hrs 27/05/2019
Temp Low:  7.8ºC
Temp High:  9.5ºC
Wind Gust:  64.0kmph @ 10:49hrs 27/05/2019
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1004.3mb
Last Update: 27/05/2019 16:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 2012m
Alt. Temp: 3.2ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 20.2kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 24.2kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 36.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -1.3ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 22.1mm (Today: 18.8mm)
Last Snowfall: 1 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut27/05/2019 - 13:04hrs31.0mm38.5mm39mm
Mid Poulter River27/05/2019 - 13:00hrs3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Grasmere Stn27/05/2019 - 13:00hrs0.5mm0.5mm0.5mm
Mt Cheeseman27/05/2019 - 13:00hrs0.5mm0.5mm0.5mm
Upper Styx River27/05/2019 - 14:00hrs38.5mm64.5mm74.5mm

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