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Property Ref: 25315

Glacier Inn, Pod Hostel & Bigfoot Restaurant Business for Sale in West Coast

Property Type: Holiday Parks / Caravan Parks, Backpackers, Restaurants, Taverns, Bars

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: West Coast

Physical Address: 39 Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier 7886

Price: LHI (Biz) $415,000 +SAV +GST (if any) | FHI 1.9Mil +GST (if any)

Broker: Dilan De Silva

Mobile: +64 27 444 9692


Fox Glacier Inn, Pod Hostel, Bigfoot Restaurant & Bar Business for Sale

The Fox Glacier Inn and Pod Hostel and the Bigfoot Restaurant & Bar is a thermal hotspot for backpackers visiting Fox Glacier. A fantastic and highly profitable business model caters to thousands of visitors from all around the world for accommodation, food and beverage and entertainment.

Here is truly a rare opportunity to run this trendy and lucrative business and live the lifestyle. This is a happening place in Fox. It is a significant venue.


  • Offers a series of pod style accommodation and private rooms
  • The fun-loving atmosphere in the bar comprises a pool table, darts, dance floor and after dinner service
  • Consistent group bookings for accommodation and food
  • There is the potential to run a Breakfast and Lunch service in the restaurant to increase revenue
  • The business has the potential for new construction, renovation, and modifications
  • This well-established business comes with a  lease term worth over a decade
  • A large parking space provides a great revenue opportunity from campervan parking
  • Hot pool and laundry facilities
  • The Accommodation can sleep up to 108 persons plus accommodate campers and tents
  • The restaurant can seat up to 70 persons
  • There are 11 pod rooms, 3 backpacker rooms, 16 ensuite rooms, 33 parking lots and 4 powered campervan sites
  • A four-bedroom staff house is available for an additional rent
  • Everything is ready to simply step in and run

Accommodation Offering: Affordable and superior quality accommodation to suit all budgets and travelers with the bonus of one of the best views in the Fox Glacier’s accommodation area. Guests can choose pod rooms that sleep 4 or 5 persons, backpacker twin share rooms, or twin or double ensuite rooms.

Campers have the options of powered sites, un-powered sites in carpark, tent site, and showers.

The Bigfoot Restaurant & Bar with the Bigfoot Sculpture invites all visitors to Fox Glacier to stop and take a photo. The restaurant operation is converted from a Restaurant to a night club and it is the happening place for all in visitors staying overnight in Fox.

In the area: Fox Glacier is located in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park and takes its name from Sir William Fox, who visited the Glacier as Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1872. It is one of the few Glaciers in the world which exists in such close proximity to both an ocean and a rainforest. The unique setting of Fox Glacier and the speed of the ice-flow (up to 3 meters per day in places) make for some of the most dynamic ice formations of any glacier. Franz Josef Glacier is located within 20- minutes from Fox Glacier. These glaciers are not missed by tourists who visit New Zealand. Fox Glacier belongs to the West-Coast region which offers many tourist attractions. It is en route between the popular tourist drive from Queenstown to Christchurch.

For more information or to arrange your private viewing, please contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Dilan De Silva, on 027 444 9692 or email


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25315 | Glacier Inn, Pod Hostel & Bigfoot Restaurant & Bar | Financials 2019

25315 | Glacier Inn, Pod Hostel & Bigfoot Restaurant & Bar | Financials 2018

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25315 | Glacier Inn, Pod Hostel & Bigfoot Restaurant & Bar | Financials 2020



Total Reviews

Average Rating

Trip Advisor. com


3 stars

Booking. com


4.5 stars

Google. com


3.5 stars

Trip Advisor. com

Cozy room in a quiet village ★★★★★

The room was nice and clean. There was a heated blanket and a heater in the room, so it surely wasn’t cold. The room was in a separate block, really quiet. Absolutely no problems. Also, an electric kettle and some coffee or tea was available in the room. It was a pleasant stay.

Great Place to stay ★★★★★

We stayed in a 4 person dorm for our group and it was a really good spot to place. The beds which are really comfortable have a curtain with light, shelf and plug to charge your gadgets.

The kitchen wasn’t the cleanest but that’s hardly the fault of the hostel but of the other guests that can’t clean up after themselves. You have a bar with cheap beer and $1 pool downstairs that is only a short walk to a track that has loads of glow worms.

Would stay again.

Booking .com

8/10 Great Value / Great Location / Great Staff

Loved having a bar and restaurant right there. Very nice, professional, friendly, courteous staff. A good location could walk to other stores and restaurants. Enjoyed walking a block away into the trail to see glow worms that night. Cleanroom.

7/10 Budget In Fox

This is a good option in Fox town centre. The double private rooms are comfortable and clean.

7/10 I would recommend you stay more than one night

The pod-style beds are perfect for a bit of privacy in a hostel environment. The staff that we met were nice and welcoming upon arrival.

Google. com

5/5Guests appreciated the friendly staff


Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type

Holiday Parks / Caravan Parks

Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)


West Coast

Physical Address

39 Sullivan Road, Fox Glacier 7886


LHI (Biz) $415,000 +SAV +GST (if any) | FHI 1.9Mil +GST (if any)

Contact Agents


Dilan De Silva

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Upper South Island of NZ and Sri Lanka & the Maldive Islands
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692





凯文 阎

国际电话: +64 27 726 8888
新西兰手机: 027 726 8888



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