Arthur’s Pass
in Selwyn District of Canterbury, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-42.950 and 171.567 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -42° 57' 0" and E 171° 33' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - NZD
Spoken languages:
English, Maori
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 05:44 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
8:05 am and 5:06 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
42.960 and -8.439 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to New Zealand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning New Zealand. Last Update: 2024-06-22 08:14:24

Delve into Arthur’s Pass

Arthur’s Pass in Selwyn District (Canterbury) with it's 930 habitants is located in New Zealand about 201 mi (or 323 km) south-west of Wellington, the country's capital town.

Current time in Arthur’s Pass is now 05:44 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 12 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Arthur’s Pass, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in New Zealand is Hokitika Airfield in a distance of 34 mi (or 54 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Greymouth, Christchurch, Richmond, Nelson and Blenheim. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 11°C / 52 °F

Morning Temperature 8°C / 47 °F
Evening Temperature 9°C / 49 °F
Night Temperature 7°C / 45 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 85%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Monday, 24th of June 2024

12°C (53 °F)
7°C (45 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Tuesday, 25th of June 2024

11°C (52 °F)
7°C (44 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Wednesday, 26th of June 2024

11°C (52 °F)
7°C (45 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

The Bealey Hotel

5,4 mi
Highway 73
7654 Arthur's Pass
New Zealand

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Tranz Alpine departing Arthurs Pass

Published: July 22, 2007
Length: 37:16 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: madleech

The Tranz Alpine (804) departs Arthurs Pass on a chilly afternoon.

TranzAlpine 2014 - The Return Journey - Arthurs Pass to Springfield

Published: August 29, 2014
Length: 26:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Timsvideochannel1

Sit back and enjoy the return journey through the Waimakariri river gorge, filmed from the open air observation car.

Coalie leaving Arthurs Pass

Published: July 22, 2007
Length: 45:11 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: madleech

A west bound coal train leaves Arthurs Pass in the snow.

A cheeky Kea Alpine Parrot, Arthur's Pass, South Island New Zealand in HD

Published: March 01, 2013
Length: 32:53 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: GlocalFilm

The Kea (/ˈkiː.ə/; Māori: [kɛ.a]; Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot (superfamily Strigopoidea) found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. http://en.w...

Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

Published: January 25, 2015
Length: 46:19 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: VideoVoyage.TV

Arthur's Pass National Park is a major National Park in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand. The park is a popular stop from the TranzAlpine train and has hikes both long and short....

Motorcycling at Arthurs Pass, New Zealand

Published: December 04, 2013
Length: 35:29 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Alan Doak

From Arthurs Pass village to the lookout at the top of the pass. On a BMW R1200GS.

Jb1236- Arthurs Pass Adventure

Published: June 03, 2012
Length: 24:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Matthew Morison

Short video of Mainline Steams Joanne Jb1236 climbing up the New Zealand Southern Alps to the Alpine village of Arthurs Pass from Christchurch, the garden city. This is a journey that takes...

A day in the life of a Arthur's Pass Kiwi Handler

Published: June 17, 2014
Length: 38:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust

This video condenses 5 hours into about 20 minutes. It follows the tracking, capture (sort of), condition checking and final release of Kariri, a 2 year 4 month old Great Spotted Kiwi.

Caving & Hiking in Arthurs Pass NewZealand : Sprachreise

Published: September 27, 2008
Length: 04:36 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: englishschoolnz

International English Institute, Christchurch, New Zealand NZ. Language school day trip to Cave Stream and Arthurs Pass National Park. The trip included caving, barbecue and trekking in the...

16日間ニュージーランド家族旅行 Arthur's Pass National Park Picnic

Published: May 17, 2014
Length: 16:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: 田中昭二

2014年4月2日、ニュージーランド旅行10日目。 Christchurchのcannzでホームスティ。クレイグ・ロームさんのトランツアルパイン鉄道ツアーに参加して「アーザーズパス」へ。 アーサーズパースでのピクニックの1日。

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Temple Basin

Temple Basin is a club skifield in Arthur's Pass, in New Zealand's South Island. Operated by two clubs, the Temple Basin Ski Club, and the Canterbury University Snow Sports Club, the ski area has 3 rope tows, two on-site lodges, a ski school and ski shop. The tows cover an elevation range of 1326–1753 metres, for a skiable domain of 320 hectares. Its natural terrain has been highly recommended by adventure skiers on several occasions.

Located at -42.9088, 171.575 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Ski areas and resorts in New Zealand, Geography of the Canterbury Region, Sports venues in the Canterbury Region

Mingha River

The Mingha River is a river of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It flows east then south from its origin on the slopes of Mt Temple, meeting the Bealey River eight kilometres south of Arthur's Pass. Together with Goat Pass (1,071 metres) and the Deception River, the Mingha valley forms a route across the Southern Alps known as the Mingha/Deception. It is used for the mountain running segment of the annual Coast to Coast race.

Located at -42.9833, 171.583 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of the Canterbury Region

Avalanche Peak (New Zealand)

Avalanche Peak is a 1833-metre peak in the Arthur's Pass National Park in New Zealand. It is subject to avalanches in the winter, hence its name. It is the most popular day walking peak from Arthur's Pass as it is easily accessible from the village and offers views of several mountain ranges in the park on a clear day. It is also a popular place for Kea. There is an annual mountain run, the Avalanche Peak Challenge which crosses the peak

Located at -42.9448, 171.536 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of New Zealand, Mountains of the Canterbury Region

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Arthur’s Pass.

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Arthur's Pass, Arthur's Pass (source)

capture of the webcam Arthur's Pass › East: SH73 Arthurs Pass

Arthur's Pass › East: SH73 Arthurs Pass, Arthur's Pass (source)

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Arthur's Pass, Артурс Пасс