What a better way to end a morning’s stroll through the Abel Tasman National Park than to finish with a hearty burger at The Fat Tui. It’s located right at the entrance to the park, and when it’s open (after 12pm) it is very well sign-posted. The set up is simple; a food-truck with a bunch of picnic tables in front. The menu is also simple: about 10 different burgers or fish and chips. There are a few other bits and pieces, for example fried donuts and ice-cream, but it sells itself as a burger joint, and for good reason.
The burgers are large. Those with smaller appetites could easily share a burger, especially if fries are ordered as well. My group all ordered burgers, so I branched out and ordered the fish and chips. The fish was delightfully fresh with a super crunchy batter and my kumara fries were the best I have ever had (and I don’t often say that!). The food is all relatively cheap, about $15 per person. Mind the cheeky wekas though – they are not afraid to jump up onto the tables and pinch your food if they think you aren’t looking!
The Fat Tui (corner of Marahau Valley road and Sandy Bay road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park)