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Ella Range, Nelson Lakes National Park

Photo: Shaun Barnett
Nelson Lakes National Park
Total Ascent
3 days
From SH6 near Murchison. Follow the Mangles Valley then Tutaki Rd South into upper true right of the Matakitaki Valley. Jameson Ridge Track begins almost opposite Mataki Lodge
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Take the Jameson Ridge Tracks to the tops of the Ella Range.

Near the bushline are perfect campsites but without easy access to water.

Further south are some tarns where better campsites can be found and in winter snowcaves dug.

To complete a loop, continue south on the tops until Pt1860 and then drop steeply down to the marked track.

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