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Property Ref: 7804

The Crossing Backpackers, Tongariro National Park: Business for sale

Property Type: Backpackers

Sale Type: Business only

Region: Central Plateau

Physical Address: 9 Erua Road East, Erua, Tongariro National Park

Price: Leasehold Interest $320,000 or near offer +SAV (+GST if any)

Broker: Malcolm Teesdale

Mobile: +64 27 530 8738


The Crossing Backpackers can be found at Erua Village, right next to the world famous Tongariro National Park.

It’s the perfect base for skiing and snowboarding in winter and for all summer activities, including the highly popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing, mountain-biking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, hiking…


Erua is just 6kms south of National Park Village on SH4, 15mins from Whakapapa, 25mins from Turoa, and 30mins from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.


With a Qualmark 3*plus and Enviro Bronze rating, the Crossing offers quality budget accommodation for up to 113 guests.

The business occupies two lodges. The Main Lodge comprises 20 rooms with reception, office, kitchen, dining, lounge, movie room, bathrooms, guest laundry, spa pool and drying room. There’s uniquely stylish fitout and excellent common areas.  Erua Lodge has 8 operational rooms and bathroom. Here there is potential to refurbish the kitchen, lounge, more bathrooms to add another 2 rooms.

Sleeping accommodations are very flexible over the 28 rooms:

  • 3x  bunkrooms sleep 8
  • 3x bunkrooms sleep 6
  • 9x bunkrooms sleep 4 (1 sleeps 5)
  • 1x bunkrooms sleep 3
  • 2x bunkrooms sleep 2
  • 6x Double bed rooms
  • 2x Family units self-contained sleep 4
  • 1x Family units self-contained sleep 5
  • 1x Queen ensuite room

There are also pleasant areas in the well-presented grounds for summer tenting and campervans (not powered).

The Business:

The Crossing Backpackers specialises in school camps and common-interest groups. It has a loyal following with much repeat business and significant forward bookings.

Occupancy and turnover show continuing growth and the business turns a nice profit. Full financial disclosure is available to qualified buyers.

All systems are fully documented including the appropriate Health & Safety and Food Control plans.

The leases (one for each lodge) have 22 years to run and the rent is reasonable.

Owner’s Accommodation:

The business owners enjoy a separate and private house and garage. The house is currently configured as 1 bedroom but has unused space that can easily be remodeled to add another one or two bedrooms if required.

The Crossing Backpackers presents an attractive proposition to an active couple or extended family who enjoy hospitality. Set in a spectacular part of the country with amazing access to activities, it offers a lifestyle and business opportunity that must be seen.

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Lease Main Lodge

Lease Erua Lodge

Lease Plan

Rooms and Units

Floor plans

Profit and Loss


Future Bookings at May 2019

Chattels Main Lodge

Chattels Erua Lodge

Building WOF

Qualmark Report

TripAdvisor 4.5 Excellent

Perfect Stay
We had a very special stay at the Crossing Backpackers! Free shuttle from the Bus Station to the lodge and a lot of kindness from the backpacker’s people. Simple and cozy room with nice bedding. Big kitchen with everything we needed to cook and eat. Well equipped. The spa pool to relax after the walk was amazing and I strongly recommended! Definitely would stay there if I get back to the National Park.
Helena Gomez Apr 2019
Awesome weekend away!
I stayed here with a group of people and we all had an amazing time! The staff were very accomadating, especially since I booked late. Definitely value for money. The place had a massive kitchen where you can cook your own food, a spa pool and an amazing games room. You definitely need to check that out if you’re staying here! Open up the waredrobe in there and you walk into Narnia. I thought that was an awesome touch! We got the package deal which included the shuttle to Tongariro. I would receommend this place to anyone and will definitely be staying here again!
Alana Mar 2019.
The best accomodation in the area
I’m happy with everything including the customer service, rooms, plenty of indoor showers, spa, price,,etc
Accommodation close to the National Park. Nothing to fault. My stay there was above my expectations to be honest.
Frat Y Mar 2019 8.5 Very Good

“The best accommodation. Nice clean room and bathroom. Nice staff. I would highly recommend this place to all. Love this hostel and enjoying staying there.” Dinesh, NZ

“Loved it. Especially Daisy. Hope she lives a long and happy fulfilled life at The Crossing. I will be back! Hot tub was awesome too.” Tania, NZ

“Great location, room was exactly what I expected – basic but all you need.” Anonymous, NZ

“Great value for money – simple, clean, warm, and convenient.” Aleksandar, NZ

“The communal kitchen and social areas were very good. The hostel was very quiet when we stayed there so I can’t comment on how it would be when fully occupied. The spa pool was good. Some of the decor was stunning!” Traveller, United Kingdom

“Great location for Alpine crossing walk, facilities were clean and staff were friendly and helpful with advice. ” Filip, Australia

“Fantastic property offering shuttle service to do the alpine crossing. Very clean bathroom facilities. We loved using the hot tub after a hard day’s climb. Lovely staff on reception. ” Jennifer, United Kingdom

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Business only


Central Plateau

Physical Address

9 Erua Road East, Erua, Tongariro National Park


Leasehold Interest $320,000 or near offer +SAV (+GST if any)

Contact Agents

Malcom Teesdale - Tourism Properties Business Broker

Malcolm Teesdale

Tourism & Hospitality Business Broker
Waikato, Taupo, Central Plateau & Bay of Plenty
International: +64 27 530 8738
NZ Mobile: 027 530 8738



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