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Property Ref: 53363

Tarras Country Café Business for sale

Property Type: Cafes

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: Central Otago

Physical Address: 2792 Tarras-Cromwell Road, Tarras, New Zealand

Price: LEASEHOLD CAFE BIZ FOR SALE $325,000 +GST (if any) +SAV (8k+)

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Popular Cafe, voted the most popular in the region, is now on the market!

Here is a rare opportunity to own an iconic Central Otago cafe with an outstanding reputation! Tarras Country Café is a highly profitable hospitality business, strategically located between Queenstown and Christchurch, being 1 hour 10 minutes from Queenstown, and 55 minutes to Omarama. This rural café offers gourmet country cuisine, cabinet food, a vast selection of delicious sweets and great coffee!


  • Award-winning cafe in 2020 & 2021!
  • Great frontage onto the main highway
  • Great strategic location with plenty of parking
  • Fabulous indoor & outdoor areas
  • Strong local following – Act Fast!

Located within a small quaint village, other retailers include a service station, gift shop and specialist merino wool products. The town has recently built great public toilets and the entire village is all situated in the one area with generous car parking.

The business was named eat taste central winners 2021, and is the only stop on the 112-kilometre drive between Omarama and Cromwell on State Highway 8. The café features a fabulous indoor historical décor, with a blazing log fire for the winter months, and an awesome outdoor courtyard, under the mature trees, for the summer guests to dine outside.

The current owners have paid themselves a generous wage, working 3-4 days per week in the business, and paid off the business purchase price over the last 4 years. The business has recently upgraded some of the kitchen equipment and the chattels list stands at approximately $100,000.

The lease term has 5 years remaining, however, if the building owners ever decide to redevelopment the complex, the café business owner will be given 1 years notice of the redevelopment (but not before 30 November 2022) and will be given first right of refusal to go back into the redeveloped complex as the café tenant.

Our vendor now wants to move on and pass on this iconic cafe on to new owners who can grow and develop this fantastic café business further. Get in touch today to arrange your viewing.

For more information or to arrange your viewing, please contact the specialist Hospitality Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email

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Tarras is a thriving and productive farming, horticulture and viticulture area. It is one of the driest areas in New Zealand, with annual rainfall of between 300 and 500 millimetres. It spans the world in its reach with merino wool, award winning pinot noir wines and striking landscapes. The Lindis area was the site of the first gold rush in Otago when gold was found in the Lindis River in 1857. Situated on State Highway 8, Tarras Village is less than 30 minutes drive from both Cromwell and Wanaka. To the north lies the Lindis Pass and Omarama, 83 kilometres away. The vast open space includes a superb vista which takes in the Dunstan Range to the east and the Pisa Range to the west. To the south is a great view looking down the Cromwell Valley, north east to the St Bathan’s Range and north west to the mountains and Matukituki Valley.

This gorgeous Garden Cafe was voted the most popular cafe in the region!

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Trip Advisor


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4.5 / 5



4.9 / 5

A must place to visit and stop for food and drinks. ★★★★

Excellent homee style cooking. Really amazing staff. Its a very beautiful and lovely cafe with a lot of character. Looking forward to going back again. Thank you for your amazing hospitality 😊

A local institution ★★★★

Perfectly situated to break your journey to or from the Lindis Pass, the Tarras Country Cafe is a local institution that has been serving locals and travellers for more than a century. With all sorts of delicious things on offer it’s a tough choice deciding what to have. I settled on a cheese scone and a latte out on the front deck. Absolutely delicious!

Great food & coffee ★★★★

Great food & coffee – lady who served us was epic….remembered that I didn’t want coriander on my Avo Smash and liked my mates T-shirt 🤣👍😊

Great coffee ★★★★

Great coffee…. A good check point before heading into Lindis Pass from Wanaka

Fabulous food ★★★★

Fabulous food, friendly staff and warm fire.

★★★★The best coffee and cheese scone in NZ

★★★★ Beautiful pies , lovely coffee

★★★★ Yep, worth a stop to refresh. Nice location and clean public toilets.

★★★★Friendly staff. Nice lunch. Enjoyed the seafood chowder

★★★★ Always stop off on our way to Christchurch, great staff food and coffee. Plenty of parking and beside a fuel stop

★★★★ Very cute decor and vibe, lovely staff and honestly best mushrooms on toast ever. Lovely breaky stop

Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)


Central Otago

Physical Address

2792 Tarras-Cromwell Road, Tarras, New Zealand


LEASEHOLD CAFE BIZ FOR SALE $325,000 +GST (if any) +SAV (8k+)

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

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





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



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