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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
“Situated right at the beginning of the iconic Abel Tasman track, this cafe has been operating for many years. Great food, with real fruit ice cream and woodfired pizzas available in the courtyard in summer. There is often gigs here in the summer and open mic nights. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to sit outside after you've walked the Abel Tasman National Park, or just feel like soaking up the atmosphere of the Fat Tui environment? The best hamburgers in town - possibly the South Island, right at your doorstep. Relax while the team in the outdoor caravan put your burger together for you, on one of the outside barbecue tables. Absolutely worth the wait, which can be quite a while in the middle of the high season, but can be filled in with a stroll along the beach at Marahau.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“When in Marahau call in for Happy Hour and sample great craft beer as well as a great dinner menu while looking out to the golden sands of the Abel Tasman .”
  • 7 locals recommend
General Travel
“Can't recommend this company highly enough. A great experiience, whether you do their Abel Tasman boat trip, or land based tours.”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Another good kayak company, and the Fat Tui- friendly staff and the best burgers in the Bay”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great food and Pizza Check out when there's a live band playing, a fun night !”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“One of the many water taxi options available but noted as one of the best services, with great frequency and years of experience. Located at the entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park, your ride awaits you.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Marahau is the start (or the end) of the Abel Tasman Walking Track. You can use the track for day walks as well as the full track experience.”
  • 1 local recommends
Boat Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Lovely wee village on the edge of the Abel Tasman. Nice wee café and further along the road a funky burger place called the Fat Tui Just past the Café is the first point of entry to the Abel Tasman Park, follow the signs, from here you can walk for as long as you like, large carpark with toilets. We go here for lunch in the summer, the Café "Hooked On" or the Fat Tui for burgers.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Another great way to quickly access the most beautiful parts of the Abel Tasman National Park. Suit day trippers, and those boating in and walking out (or vice versa)”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Where you get to meet passionate people that can't wait to show you the best of the Abel Tasman National Park. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Café
“Situated right at the beginning of the iconic Abel Tasman track, this cafe has been operating for many years. Great food, with real fruit ice cream and woodfired pizzas available in the courtyard in summer. There is often gigs here in the summer and open mic nights. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to sit outside after you've walked the Abel Tasman National Park, or just feel like soaking up the atmosphere of the Fat Tui environment? The best hamburgers in town - possibly the South Island, right at your doorstep. Relax while the team in the outdoor caravan put your burger together for you, on one of the outside barbecue tables. Absolutely worth the wait, which can be quite a while in the middle of the high season, but can be filled in with a stroll along the beach at Marahau.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“When in Marahau call in for Happy Hour and sample great craft beer as well as a great dinner menu while looking out to the golden sands of the Abel Tasman .”
  • 7 locals recommend

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