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Property Ref: 30309

NEW PRICE! FHGC Hotel, Tavern, Bar & Restaurant for Sale in Southland

Property Type: Country Pub

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Southland

Physical Address: 16 York Street, Mossburn, Southland

Price: PRICE REDUCED FROM $950,000 TO $650,000 +GST (if any) +SAV

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


NEW HOT PRICE! NOW $650,000 + GST (if any) +SAV

This ‘Legendary Local’ is now on the market – first time in 17 years!

The Freehold Going Concern, Mossburn Hotel, is on the market for the first time in 17 years, and is situated strategically in the Northern Southland rural farming, windfarm, ‘Around the Mountains‘ cycle trail and the Queenstown to Milford Sound route.

This property is situated on three land titles, which includes the main hotel complex, the owners 3 bedroom home (Built 15 years ago), 2 bedroom staff quarters complex and a lockup building, a garage, a carport and two sheds.

The Hotel accommodation features 10 guest rooms, three of which are ensuite rooms, and all the others have modern shared facilities, bathrooms and toilets, and there is also a guest kitchen and lounge for the hotel guests to use for their self-service breakfast.


  • The main bar, which opens out onto an extensive courtyard and established gardens, features two big screen TV’s, a jukebox, and pool table
  • A bottle shop adjoining the main bar service area
  • A back bar and function room, which seats up to approximately 50 patrons
  • The main restaurant seats up to 30 patrons
  • 10 hotel guests rooms, made up of:
      • 3 ensuited rooms (1 x Queen, 1 x Queen & Single and 1 x Double)
      • 4 single rooms
      • 1 twin, with 2 singles
      • 1 x Queen
      • 1x Queen & 1 single

If true Southern heartland is where you want to be, register now to learn more about this great opportunity on the Queenstown to Milford travel route. This is your chance to own a piece of history, with all the character and heart of Southland, plus there is future development opportunities too.

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


The original hotel was moved from Castle Rock to Mossburn by George Beer in expectation of the arrival of the railway in 1885. The present building was constructed in May 1923 after the previous hotel on the site was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in brick and a second story added around 1935. The old smithy on the property was used as a temporary bar during the erection of the new hotel. The Hotel was built next to the railhead which serviced the local area and was originally planned to extend to Mararoa. The branch line from Lumsden to Mossburn was only 17 kilometres long, but it had an extraordinary effect on the life and well being of the community. The line provided quick access to the outside world for people and produce. It took a very long time to complete due to the periodic depression of the 1880s. The line was started in 1880 but only reached Mossburn on 21 January 1887. Passenger service was discontinued on the 4th October 1937. After this the Hotel was used mainly to house contractors working in the surrounding area.



Photo taken on 13 February 1928 by W.H. Blaikie

The Mossburn Serpentine Works used the railway to freight serpentine (this product was used to stop super phosphate from hardening) to Ravensdown, Seadown, or Hornby for further processing. The Railway was officially closed by the Government on the 11 December 1982.

Extensive renovations where carried out in 1987 with provisions for a restaurant and lounge bar. With fully carpeted bars and sit-down drinking facilities, the contrast is striking between that and the tiny wooden building that was transported there 125 years ago. Only the embossed name ‘RAILWAY HOTEL’ which remains on the façade of the present day building provides a link between then and now.

The Mossburn Railway Hotel is possibly the oldest business in Mossburn to operate from it’s original site.

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30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | Accounts (added 28 May 2021)

30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | ISA Report

30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | Financials

30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | Year 19 to 20 Financial Breakdown

30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | Property Title Report

30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | Property Summary Report

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30309 | Mossburn Hotel For Sale | Chattels List

Property Details

Property Type

Country Pub

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

16 York Street, Mossburn, Southland


PRICE REDUCED FROM $950,000 TO $650,000 +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





凯文 阎

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



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