Closing for the season on 16 April 2024 for some much-needed maintenance.
Re-Opening end of September 2024.

Phone Number

03 5278270

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350 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7198, New Zealand


Welcome to The Park Cafe

Established in 1986 by Jane & Yirka Ritschny, the Park Cafe was one of the first tourist operations in the sleepy village of Marahau. Fast forward 30 + years and it's a full family affair, with the third generation now getting involved.

The Park Cafe today boasts a vibrant atmosphere that attracts locals and tourists alike, especially on our pumping Open Mic Nights. The venue has an idyllic courtyard spotted with New Zealand natives, stunning views into the Abel Tasman National Park and is decorated with beautiful carvings and artwork from local artists. We have a hugely popular wood fired pizza oven and an always expanding menu with homemade, locally sourced, organic where possible, fresh and delicious meals for you to enjoy.

Opening Hours

We are closed for the off season. See you in September!


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Trip Advisor Reviews

Great spot, good food and friendly service
This a a fantastic place at the door of Abel Tasman National park. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space to chose from with a outdoor wood fire pizza oven. The staff is nice, friendly and helpful. The mussel where some of the best I have been eating in NZ and the pizza are fantastic with great topping and a perfectly cooked base in a wood fire oven just outside the front door of the Cafe. We went there few time during our stay in Marahau and were very happy with the food, Sweet, drinks and service each time we dined . Very good value for money in a magical setting just metre from the sea. Thanks very much for everything and we will be back soon I hope.

Charismatic Venue
The Park Cafe is just at the entrance to the walking tracks of Abel Tasman, a short walk or drive around from the Marahau beach area. Service was excellent, food ditto, and interesting.
Their pizza oven is only one aspect of the menu, but we loved the pizzas we had on one of the two nights we ate there.
Fantastic location, looking out over the rushes towards the sea, and back to the hills and the start of the National Park.
Just couldn't fault the Cafe for what it is - unpretentious and delightful.

The Best of the Best
If you don't stop here to have a pizza at least you will regret it.
First of all the vibes are so nice, second of all they really know what they are doing .. I never had a pizza so good here in New Zealand !! I ordered a pizza first and it was soo good that after that I wanted to try one of their burgers .. they make their own buns .. guys you are simply amazing..

Awesome Evening
Awesome restaurant, located at the start/finish of the Abel Tasman tracks. We arrived in Marahau and decided to eat here on our first night, little did we know what an amazing night it would be...
After enjoying really good pizzas and great friendly service, the restaurant (about 7pm) becomes a dance floor for Open Mic Night. The whole place was 'heaving' within a few hours with a great atmosphere, and awesome live bands.
We had such a great evening, perfect beginning to our 5 night stay in Marahau.

Park Cafe Marahau

03-527 8270

350 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7198, New Zealand