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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)

ALL Webcams - Click Here
Park Shots

Mt Bowers (1891m)
Tom Beaumont - 14/10/2018
 

Mt Torlesse (1961m)
Duncan Gray - 10/03/2008

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
Wednesday 25th November 2020
Day: Showers. High 12ºC. Winds SE at 15 to 30 kmph. Chance of rain 40%.
Night: Showers early. Low 6ºC. Winds SE at 15 to 25 kmph. Chance of rain 40%.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE
IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Wednesday
25 Nov

6 / 12ºC
Thursday
26 Nov

5 / 19ºC
Friday
27 Nov

1 / 12ºC
Saturday
28 Nov

4 / 13ºC
Sunday
29 Nov

5 / 11ºC
Monday
30 Nov

3 / 12ºC
Click for more information
Update:25/11/20 04:00hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 04:00 25/11/20
SH 73 Christchurch To Arthurs Pass
Impact: Caution
Reason: Over Dimensional Vehicle
Comment: Over dimensional truck and trailer will be transporting bridge beams to the Ahaura bridge project daily from the 24th November through until the 27th November. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 24/11/2020 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 27/11/2020 07:30
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 project daily from 24th November through to the 27 November. Where possible, opportunities to pass will be provided but 20 minute delays can be expected.
Start Time: 24/11/2020 00:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 27/11/2020 00:00
More Information: Click Here


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Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 25/11/20 2:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:53hrs
Sunset: 19:51hrs
Temperature: 7.2ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 6.8ºC
Temperature (High): 7.2ºC
Wind Chill: 7.2ºC
Humidity: 68%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1004.99mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 8km/h (0:06hrs)
Cloud Base: 1418m ASL
Freezing Level: 2138m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.76mm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Carrington Hut (25/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm
7 Day Rainfall: 16.5mm
River Flow: 0.49m
Mid Poulter River (25/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 1mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 4mm
Grasmere Stn (25/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 4mm
Mt Cheeseman (25/11/2020 - 02:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 3mm
7 Day Rainfall: 4mm
Upper Styx River (25/11/2020 - 04:00hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0.0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 0mm
7 Day Rainfall: 0mm
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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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