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Property Ref: 59568

Merino Country Café & Gifts for Sale in Omarama

Property Type: Cafes, Leisure

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Canterbury

Physical Address: Merino Country Cafe Chain Hills Highway, Omarama, New Zealand

Price: LAND, BUILDINGS AND BUSINESS $2,500,000 + GST (if any)

Broker: Deb Chakraborty

Mobile: +64 2102760319


Merino Country Café & Gifts for Sale in Omarama

Merino Country Café and Gifts, has been operating in Omarama with great success for over 20 years and is conveniently located in the centre. Omarama is the ideal stop between Christchurch and Queenstown and very popular for those to take a short break on the scenic drive. It is an historic township surrounded by an outdoor paradise. It is only one hour’s drive from Aoraki Mt Cook and half an hour’s drive to Lake Benmore. Only 1km away is the airfield where gliding and sightseeing trips are popular.

The shop was closed during COVID19 and with the international borders opening, it is high time for someone to pick up and run this great business.

As needed this property can also operate as a different business after repurposing the building. This building, the large car park and the space for further development can be easily converted to a supermarket, hardware store, farming outlet, retail store, ect (t.c will apply)


  • Land Size – approximately 4000 sqm (in 2 titles)
  • Building Size – approximately 700 sqm
  • Large dining area that seats 120 persons
  • Extensive gift shop with quality products
  • There has been a consent drawings done for a motel addition to the property, using the extra large car park space
  • The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail passes right in front the property
  • A centre of town location close to the the main road from Christchurch to Queenstown


Nestled in a broad basin between mountain ranges, Omarama is well known for its breathtaking highland scenery. Omarama sits in the middle of some of the most memorable scenery seen on a South Island road trip. The small town marks the end of a journey through the spectacular Lindis Pass. With nearby mountains, pristine lakes and streams, there is always plenty to see and do.


  • Hot Tubs
  • Clay Cliffs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Gliding
  • Fishing
  • Tramping

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59568 | Marino Country Cafe | Inventory

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59568 | Marino Country Cafe | Financials 2018

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

Merino Country Cafe Chain Hills Highway, Omarama, New Zealand


LAND, BUILDINGS AND BUSINESS $2,500,000 + GST (if any)

Contact Agents

Deb Chakraborty

Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Business Broker
International: +64 2102760319
NZ Mobile: 021 02760319



Dilan De Silva

Branch Manager l Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
New Zealand Regions: North Island & Upper South Island International: Australia, Pacific Islands & Other Destinations
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692



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