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Welcome 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.
Webcams
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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Park Shots

Mt Murchison (2408m)
Robert Gallagher - 13/11/2020
 

Yvonne Pfluger nearing the top of the
David Poulsen - 16/10/2010

Want to submit your great images for the "Park Shot" gallery?
Email them to parkshot@arthurspass.com with details (min width 2000 pixels).
Weather Links
Satellite Image
Satellite Image
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Avalanche Risk (Local)
16/11/2020 07:54hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
? No Rating
Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
Arthur's Pass Earthquake Monitor
Advice in an earthquake

Today's Weather Forecast
Friday 4th December 2020
Day: Rain. High 10ºC. Winds NW at 15 to 30 kmph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around 6mm.
Night: Rain. Low 5ºC. Winds NW at 15 to 25 kmph. Chance of rain 90%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Friday
4 Dec

5 / 10ºC
Saturday
5 Dec

4 / 10ºC
Sunday
6 Dec

7 / 12ºC
Monday
7 Dec

10 / 15ºC
Tuesday
8 Dec

8 / 13ºC
Wednesday
9 Dec

5 / 14ºC
Click for more information
Update:04/12/20 05:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 05:00 4/12/20
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Strong Winds
Comment: Care required by caravans, campervans, high sided vehicles and motor bikes
Start Time: 02/12/2020 13:52hrs
Expected Resolution: Until further notice
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Otira to Kumara Junction (Taipo River Bridge)
Impact: Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals
Reason: Bridge Repairs
Comment: Due to guardrail upgrade works, the Taipo River Bridge will be closed in both directions on Sunday 6th December to Friday 11th December nights between the hours of 10pm and 6am. The bridge will open on the hour, every hour to allow traffic through. Plan your journey accordingly, avoiding travel during this time if possible.
Start Time: 06/12/2020 22:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 12/12/2020 06:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 & 7 Christchurch to Ahaura
Impact: Caution
Reason: Over Dimensional Vehicle
Comment: Over dimensional truck and trailer will be transporting bridge beams to the Ahaura bridge on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 02/12/2020 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 04/12/2020 07:30
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 4/12/20 3:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:49hrs
Sunset: 20:00hrs
Temperature: 5.3ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 5.3ºC
Temperature (High): 7.3ºC
Wind Chill: 1.6ºC
Humidity: 31%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1007.97mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 13km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 63km/h (0:27hrs)
Cloud Base: 2693m ASL
Freezing Level: 1845m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (04/12/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 4.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 31mm
7 Day Rainfall: 70mm
River Flow: 0.47m
Mid Poulter River (04/12/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
3 Day Rainfall: 6.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 30mm
Grasmere Stn (04/12/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 14mm
Mt Cheeseman (04/12/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 14mm
Upper Styx River (04/12/2020 - 04:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
Click Here to view full weather station details.
News...
  • Thieves 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.
  • New Casey Hut open - The new 12 bunk Casey Hut is now open. It is located about 600m east of the original position on a terrace overlooking the Poulter River.
  • 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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