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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

Javi skiing Lyell Peak (1828m)
Grant Guise - 22/08/2009
 

Yvonne Pfluger enjoying the view enroute to Mt Stewart (1934m)
David Poulsen - 10/01/2014

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)
27/01/2021 11:13hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated 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 26th February 2021
Day: Showers. High 17ºC. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 kmph. Chance of rain 50%.
Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 8ºC. Winds W and variable.
 
Extended Weather Forecast
Thursday
25 Feb

10ºC
Friday
26 Feb

9 / 17ºC
Saturday
27 Feb

9 / 19ºC
Sunday
28 Feb

8 / 18ºC
Monday
1 Mar

8 / 16ºC
Tuesday
2 Mar

7 / 14ºC
Click for more information
Update:26/02/21 02:30hrs
 

Highway 73 Conditions
Updated: 02:30 26/2/21
SH 73 Christchurch to Darfield
Impact: Caution
Reason: Resurfacing
Comment: Due to resurfacing works there will be a temporary speed limit, lane drops and stop/go traffic management at night. During the day there will be a temporary speed limit.
Start Time: 01/03/2021 20:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 01/03/2021 20:00
More Information: Click Here

SH 73 Russley, at the intersection of Steadman Road
Impact: Caution
Reason: Other
Comment: Due to intersection upgrade works, there will be various lane closures, local road closures and temporary speed restrictions in place from Monday 11th January to Monday 31st May between the hours of 5am and 8pm. Expect delays whilst travelling through this area during this time.
Start Time: 11/01/2021 05:00hrs
Expected Resolution: 31/05/2021 20:00
More Information: Click Here


Click Here for more highway detail.


Weather Stations
LOCAL STATION READINGS
Update: 26/2/21 1:24hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:08hrs
Sunset: 19:20hrs
Temperature: 9.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 9.8ºC
Temperature (High): 10.6ºC
Wind Chill: 9.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1017.11mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: S
Wind Gust: 0km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2538m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm
Rain Days (2021): 19
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
Goldney Ridge (26/02/2021 - 02:48hrs)
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
2 Day Rainfall: 0mm
3 Day Rainfall: 89mm
7 Day Rainfall: 89mm
Western Rivers are high!
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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!
  • 3 Pass Tramp: The route down the Styx River has large impassable landslides in the mid Styx area. Moderately experienced trampers should use the Arahura River route instead to the Milltown Rd (hitchhiking near impossible). Very experienced trampers could travel via Mid Styx Hut, and a poorly marked and rough route in Tyndall Creek; this requires choosing safe river crossings in the Styx, and water must be low!
  • 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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