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Property Ref: 70139

Secluded Charm: The Little Wanganui Hotel

Property Type: Country Pub

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: West Coast

Physical Address: Little Wanganui Hotel RD3 Karamea Buller, West Coast, N.Z.

Price: Country Pub & Accommodation - $1,350,000 +SAV+ GST IF ANY

Broker: Tracey Green

Mobile: +64 22 410 8710


Nestled amid the serene hills of Kahurangi National Park and the picturesque West Coast beaches, The Little Wanganui Hotel offers a unique blend of rustic charm and stylish ambience. Just a short 10-minute drive from Karamea and positioned at the gateway to the Heaphy Track, this property presents an exceptional opportunity for those seeking a thriving hospitality business in a stunning natural setting.

Accommodation Features

  • Pub rooms with shared facilities
  • 2 Bunk Cabins
  • 4 Double Bed + Bunk + Kitchen Cabins
  • 3 Self-contained Double Bed + Single + Bunk Cabins
  • Campervan sites with external ablution block

Pub/Restaurant Features:

  • Licensed for 100 people
  • On and off-license
  • Modern-designed lounge/restaurant area
  • Pool table and darts
  • Outdoor setting and beer garden

Additional Property Features:

  • Manager’s Quarter with 2 bedrooms and private outdoor space
  • 3-vehicle garage
  • Rain tanks for sustainable water supply 120,000lt


  • 10 minutes from Karamea, 1 hour 10 minutes to Westport
  • Proximity to renowned tracks such as Heaphy, Wangapeka, Karamea-Leslie, Mount Stormy, and Karamea George
  • Nearby attractions include Honeycomb Cave, Oparara Tours, Fenian Track, Cavern Creek Cave System, The Big Rimu Tree, Old Ghost Rd, and Oparara Basin Walks (Limestone Arches & Cave Walks)

Business Highlights:

  • Services both local community and visiting tour groups
  • Ideal for independent travellers seeking a unique experience
  • Profitable business model crafted by current vendors
  • Perfect for individuals with a hospitality background or those looking for a new chapter
  • Owners, who fell in love with the business without prior experience, are motivated to sell

Opportunity Awaits:

This is a turnkey opportunity for someone passionate about hospitality or eager for a lifestyle change. The Little Wanganui Hotel has been transformed into a profitable venture by the current owners, who now seek new owners to continue its success. Act quickly to seize this chance to own a piece of paradise at the beginning of the Heaphy Track. Don’t miss out on the chance to make The Little Wanganui Hotel your next business venture. Contact us for more information and to schedule a viewing.


For more information or to arrange your private viewing, please contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Tracey Green on +64 022 410 8710 or email

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Stopped in here for lunch, absolutely tasty big meals not a crumb left on my plate. Highly recommended


Booked a cabin last minute, staff very kind and accommodating and the cabin was clean and comfortable.
Didn’t have the pleasure of eating there, but the food looked amazing.
A short walk to the magnificent beach to watch the sunset. Highly recommend.


The new owners are really friendly and helpful. They made us feel like old friends and really welcomed us. Accommodation is good, very clean and comfortable. Food is good and reasonably priced. Also when Mother had a fall, something she does reasonably often now, they gave us a first aid kit even though all we needed at that time was a bandage. Thank you. Greatly appreciated
Update 7 July 2023. Still a great place. We have stayed for first week of school holidays. Grand children are 5 7 11 and 14. All are enjoying themselves. Also great internet, which is always an advantage


Property Details

Property Type

Country Pub

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern


West Coast

Physical Address

Little Wanganui Hotel RD3 Karamea Buller, West Coast, N.Z.


Country Pub & Accommodation - $1,350,000 +SAV+ GST IF ANY

Contact Agents


Tracey Green

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Kaikoura, Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson & the West Coast
International: +64 22 410 8710
NZ Mobile: 022 410 8710



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