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Wards Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.145 m (3,757 ft) above the sea levell, located in the Rachel Range of the Inland Kaikoura Ranges of New Zealand's northern South Island. It’s one of the highest roads in the country.

The road over the pass is gravel. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road. The pass lies between the valleys of the upper Acheron and Awatere Rivers.

  

The surface on this gravel road is often loose, especially along the sides of the road. The pass lies in the Molesworth-Hanmer Road.

 




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