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
. The mountain has a rough track
which links the Pelorus Bridge with the Maitai Valley
. This is used for mountain biking
driving, and motorbikes
. For normal cars
the track is impassable.