Property Ref: 66706

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Property Information

This established business in a rural setting just off State Highway 1 features several income streams from a range of activities including dining, café, takeaways, accommodation, events and bar sales. It is much more than a ‘tavern’ - providing a broad hospitality and accommodation experience catering to a diverse range of customers including drive-ins, clubs, schools, locals and the rapidly expanding tourist market.

Set on approx. 3 acres of picturesque, landscaped gardens and including a large, flat carpark, three attractive cabins (2 x double and 1 x Queen, including one wheelchair-friendly), kitchen & bathroom block and laundry PLUS a commercial (vehicle) workshop with 3-phase power and hoist this is a substantial freehold business.

The very distinctive main building was designed by Warren and Mahoney architects and built in 1973 to a high standard. The flowing space features a large dining/function area that comfortably seats up to 120 people together with a family bar area seating 70-100. The interior opens to a sunny north-facing outdoor deck area. Subsequent improvements to this building include a self-contained 2-bedroom flat suitable for the onsite manager/owner.

In their eight years the current owners have tastefully developed the site. This has included fencing and significant planting of trees (with many fruit varieties), drainage improvements, together with a great little children’s playground to enhance the outdoor area.

The business continues to grow and is now a genuine destination – well known for its regular events (car clubs, hunters, sports teams, country music etc.) and with massive appeal to ‘drive-in’ travellers (from SHW1) and tourists (tour buses, camper-vans, rentals etc.).

The present owners have changed direction in their lives providing a fantastic opportunity for ambitious new owners to continue to grow this business and make it their own.

Included with the sale are quad bike, ride-on mower and 12-seater Mercedes diesel van.


Nearby OAMARU is a very popular tourist destination with it's historical buildings, steam-punk and rare penguin colony. Visitors come from throughout New Zealand and all around the World to view the rare penguins in their natural environment.  

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  • Guaranteed-Title.pdf - 192.9 KB

  • Floor plans for renovations - 796.8 KB

  • Original floor plans (have since changed with renovations) - 977.4 KB

  • Financials-3yrs-to-31-March-2018.pdf - 2.6 MB