The Maungatapu mountain is a mountain in New Zealand. The mountain is included in both Tasman and Marlborough regions. The mountain is 1014 meters high . The name translates to "sacred mountain" in the Māori language . The mountain was the location of the infamous Maungatapu murders.


The Maungatapu is the main route for electrical power lines from Nelson to Marlborough . The mountain has a rough track which links the Pelorus Bridge with the Maitai Valley. This is used for mountain biking, 4WD driving, and motorbikes. For normal cars the track is impassable.


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