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Property Ref: 67794

Iconic Established Cafe for Sale – Five Rivers

Property Type: Cafes

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Southland

Physical Address: 1724 Athol-Five Rivers Highway, Lowther, New Zealand

Price: $1,575,000 +GST if any

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


One of New Zealand’s most strategically located hospitality businesses is for sale for first time in 16 years due to the vendors retiring.

The Five Rivers Café, Gift Shop, Art Gallery, separate 3 bedroom Residence and garaging, a Farm Animal Park with surplus land to potentially develop into visitor accommodation (subject to Council approval) is situated on a prime corner 1.2447ha freehold land title.


  • Iconic local feature business
  • Strategic location on key tourism route
  • Rustic fit-out inside and out
  • Indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Gift Shop & Art Gallery
  • Great rural outlook
  • Highly popular
  • Potential to develop
  • Plus owner accommodation and other buildings.

This awesome property and business are at the most strategic intersection in the tourism golden triangle of Queenstown, Te Anau/Milford and Invercargill/Stewart Island and enjoys spectator landscape views of the mountains and surrounding farmland.

Queenstown is 92km (1 hour 12 minutes) to the north, Te Anau is 78km (53minutes) to the west, Gore is 73km (52 minutes) to the east and Invercargill is 95km (1 hour 11 minutes) to the south allowing tourists in the region to take advantage of this iconic hospitality stop over.

The Café and Gift Shop is fit out in true rustic style and the complex comprises of 173.5m2, being Café with a feature fireplace for the winter trading (87m2), Gallery (18m2), Kitchen (30m2), Toilets (29m2), and Office (9.5m2) plus a generous outdoor courtyard to the north of the Café and is very children friendly.

With both indoor and sheltered outdoor spaces, the Café caters for all weathers and all tastes. There are a variety of animals to amuse the children in a safe outdoor area.

The Cafe is an ideal stop for those on the ‘around the mountain cycle trail’ which runs nearby the cafe. A contender New Zealand’s most gorgeous Great Ride, this long but leisurely trail passes through of Southland’s rural heartland and majestic mountain country. The Lumsden to Five Rivers section means the Five Rivers Cafe is the perfect location as a rest and refill stop.

For further information, register now, or contact specialist Business Broker Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email

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67794: Five Rivers Cafe Issued LIM

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Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

1724 Athol-Five Rivers Highway, Lowther, New Zealand


$1,575,000 +GST if any

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

PRINCIPAL | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Head Office | Queenstown & Central Otago
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888



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