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Property Ref: 45507

THE HAYES | Café, Restaurant, Bar & Deli for sale in Queenstown

Property Type: Bars, Cafes, Other Hospitality, Restaurants

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: Queenstown, Central Otago, South Island

Physical Address: The Hayes: 1 Onslow Road, Lake Hayes Estate, Queenstown, New Zealand

Price: TOP HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, offers over $695,000 +GST (if any) +SAV

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Major Queenstown Hospitality Business Now On The Market

The Hayes Café, Bar, Family Restaurant and Deli Store is a very modern hospitality complex, with great onsite parking, and enjoys a very strategic location overlooking Nerin Square, which is situated in the centre of the estate, drawing on patrons from both Lakes Hayes Estate and Shotover Country subdivisions in Queenstown. The North facing prime location, means it enjoys exceptional sun hours year round, and it is a popular meeting place for locals from all over the Queenstown area.


  • Iconic local feature business
  • Strategic north-facing location with long sun hours
  • Stunning fit-out inside and out
  • Large indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Fabulous children’s play areas
  • Highly popular with locals
  • Long lease available
  • Potential to develop
  • Plus owner accommodation options!


This iconic local cafe, bar, restaurant and Deli is at the heart of this community. The multi level “The Hayes” Building was constructed by longtime locals and enjoys superb local patronage and support. The great use of stacked stone, wood and polished concrete give the complex a fabulous warm and inviting feel.

This modern hospitality leasehold business features fabulous flexible indoor and outdoor dining spaces, and a separate bar or function room adjoining the main café and restaurant area, plus it offers a great child-friendly outdoor play area to the north of the complex.

A fabulous Deli and takeaways business completes the hospitality income streams, and there are also two 2-bedroom apartments above the premises, that are rented out to great tenants, or potentially one apartment could potentially be used by the new owner(s) as their residential accommodation if desired.

The seating capacity within the café/restaurant area is approx. 80 patrons, the seating in the bar/function room is approx. 20 patrons and the outdoor seating on the western terrace allows for approx 60 patrons. The outdoor terrace is suitable for a pergola system to be erected and the landlord is prepared to do a joint effort to make this happen, please see the documents for further information.

The current opening hours are: Restaurant, Cafe & Bar: Mon closed, Tue – Thu 12 till late, Fri – Sun 10am till late, with takeaways available all day every day when open. Deli hours: open 7.30-8pm, 7 days a week.

The long lease and superb landlord and lease terms makes this a great long-term business opportunity for an experienced hospitality operator, in a community and location that is renowned for supporting the venue.

This is a fantastic hospitality opportunity, in an area surging in growth, and forecasting to continue. Perfect for a couple, extended family, or group to own and operate as it is currently run, or develop it further. Please see the documents for full details, or contact Adrian now – early viewing is strongly encouraged!

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


Lake Hayes Estate (often shortened to LHE) is a suburb nearby to Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is named after and situated near Lake Hayes. The population of the town at the 2018 census was 6,240. The main access to Lake Hayes Estate is off State Highway 6. To the west is the newer sub division of Shotover Country which can be accessed via Jones Road.

McBride Park is one of the central points of the estate and was named after a family of industrious settlers who first lived on the land. In the centre of the estate is a large grassed park which is surrounded by a bike park and bike pump track made of asphalt. There is a mini multi-purpose turf near Onslow Road which is used for basketball, hockey, tennis and football. There is also a large children’s playground next to Hope Avenue which includes a variety of activities available including a flying fox and a climbing rock. There is also a public barbecue incorporated with the playground.

There are a large number of public trails that circle the estate and allow good access throughout the suburb. They are used by walkers, runners and cyclists and connect to the much larger Queenstown Trail. The Lake Hayes Circuit track connects with Lake Hayes to the north via Ada Place. The Twin Rivers Ride to the south connects to Frankton and Gibbston and is accessed via Widgeon Place. The nearby subdivision of Shotover Country to the west can is linked via the trail network to Lake Hayes Estate.

  • The Twin Rivers Ride biking, running and walking trail, part of the Queenstown Trail
  • The Lake Hayes Loop biking, running and walking trail, part of the Queenstown Trail

Queenstown Cycle Trails Buyers Guide Outside Sports NZ

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45507 | P&L Financials April to July 2021 - added 1 Sept 21

45507 | Financials 2019-2021

45507 | GST Information

45507 | Tenancy & Rental Information

45507 | Updated Lease

45507 | Deed of Assignment of Lease

45507 | Deed of Variation of Lease

45507 | Valuation: Fixtures

45507 | Depreciation Schedule, YE 31Mar21

45507 | Current Menu

45507 | Current Kids Menu

45507 | Sales Report - Deli Store vs Restaurant

45507 | Vendor Note: Door Louvre System

45507 | Lease Equipment: Payout Quote for Rental Agreement Number 217693

45507 | Lease Equipment: Payout Quote for Rental Agreement Number 217692

45507 | Lease Equipment: Payout Quote for Rental Agreement Number 217694

45507 | Food Certificate

45507 | ON & OFF Licence

45507 | Marketing Sampler


Trip Advisor


4.0/ 5



4.5 / 5

First Table


 9.3 / 10

Amazing value, delicious food, lovely setting, awesome, outside kids play area. ★★★★

Love this place. We often meet friends and their families at the Hayes. The kids love the fort, slide, sand pit and kids menu. The outdoor area is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or brunch on a sunny day while the kids play. Last time I was there had the hippy hash cakes and chia pot. I was super impressed with the quality, quantity and the price of the breakfast. It is amazing value and the chia pot was a yummy treat. It isn’t often you find a meal that is delicious, healthy and a great price. It is now my favourite breakfast in town. There are so many other tempting dishes on their new menu too. I am looking forward to trying more.
The menu is easy to navigate and is clearly labeled for any dietary requirements. The beer battered chips are just too moreish. Oh and they have a great selection of beer and wine. 10/10 for a family brunch or lunch.

Hidden Gem! ★★★★

Came for lunch, what a hidden gem in lake Hayes estate. Kiwi as burger was great with shoestring fries. Ribs were to die for , best I’ve had , meat was falling off the bone and if you get the full meal you won’t leave hungry-if you can eat it all. Service was great, friendly and reasonably priced . If you want a beer you can’t go past the good old big bottle of Speights for $10 !!

Best local spot ★★★★

Amazing daily deals, sunny summer patio, delicious wedges. Great option for both a take-away, or to sit in with friends. Service is timely, kind and helpful 🙂

Great for families ★★★★

Good food, good prices. Has a kids menu and outside play area with sandpit and small playground, good for little kids. Service was ok, our orders came fast. Would come again and recommend to others!

Friendly, attentive staff… we’ll definitely be back ★★★★

Called in with no idea what to expect. The reviews from our table included “best pulled pork belly burger I’ve ever had” (she’s had a few!!) and “this (beef) burger rivals any burger I’ve ever had. Super fresh and substantial”. The crispy chicken was a winner too – it’s on the starter menu, but is plenty big enough to share or have as a main. My veggie pizza was delicious, lovely combo of flavours and the base was amazing. Friendly, attentive staff… we’ll definitely be back next time we’re in the area.

Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type

Other Hospitality

Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)


Queenstown Central Otago South Island

Physical Address

The Hayes: 1 Onslow Road, Lake Hayes Estate, Queenstown, New Zealand


TOP HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, offers over $695,000 +GST (if any) +SAV

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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