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CURRENT ALERT
ALL DOC FACILITIES CLOSED! Limited facilities in Arthur's Pass Village.
COVID-19 RESPONSE: ALL DOC campsites, huts, tracks, great walks, and visitor centres are now closed throughout New Zealand. HUNTING, FISHING, TRAMPING ETC IS NOT PERMITTED! No one is to use campsites or any hut for self-isolation or "lock-down"! Where ever you find yourself NOW (midnight 25th March), is where you MUST live for the NEXT 4 WEEKS+!

Only limited facilities / resources will be available in Arthur's Pass Village after midnight Wednesday 25th March.

ARTHUR'S PASS VILLAGE

Everything you ever wanted to know about Arthur's Pass, but were afraid to ask!

Present Population:
25 odd full-time residents (the emphasis is on the odd), 59 bach owners
Average Age:
34-38 y.o. (full-time residents)
Visitors per Year:
Estimated 250,000+
Village Area:
0.6 sq.km (300m wide x 2000m long)
Village Structures:
133 buildings
Elevation ASL:
739m (at Visitor Centre)
Established:
1906 as Bealey Flat Settlement (for tunnel workers)
Local Government & Organisations:
Selwyn District Council
Arthur's Pass Association (Bach Owners & Residents)
Employment:
Dept. of Conservation, Accommodation, Cafes, Restaurants, Road Construction & Maintenance, Services
Water Supply:
UV treated & filtered to 1 micron from Avalanche Creek (gravity fed supply)
Sewerage Treatment:
Most properties have private septic tanks, with some newer systems also incorporating sand filters. Sunshine Tce & Mt Bealey Rd have a communal sewerage treatment works located on Maori Flat.
Fire Service:
Local Volunteer Brigade (Fire / Accident)
Rescue Service:
Police / D.O.C. / Arthur's Pass LandSAR (APRES)
Entertainment:
Self Amused
Television:
Free To Air - Satellite from Optus D1 & D2 satellites.
Radio:
Free To Air - Satellite from Optus D1. Radio National has some reception on 101.2 & 101.7 FM.
Telephone:
512 line digital exchange connected by optical fibre link to its Parent exchange in Darfield.
Cellphone:
Vodafone, 2 Degrees & Telecom (Digital) have Village wide coverage. Both towers are located adjacent railway yard.
Grape Vine:
120% effective (20% rumour)
Arthur's Pass School:
Closed permanently end of 2003
Rainfall:
4500mm / year (about 200 days per year)
Snowfall:
About 400-500cm accumulative / year
Winds:
Predominantly from Northwest (straight down valley)
Gale force (60-160kmph) through the valley floor
Rain Months:
October, November, May
200 days of rain a year!
Drier Months:
January, February, March, April
165 days of sunshine a year!
Winter:
June to about mid October



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