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Property Ref: 7910

Established South Canterbury Holiday Park and/or Lifestyle Option on Scenic Tourist Route

Property Type: Backpackers, Holiday Parks / Caravan Parks, Other Accommodation

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Canterbury

Physical Address: Cnr 7 Keen Road & SH 72/79, Orari Bridge, GERALDINE 7992

Price: FHGC FOR SALE $999,950 Plus Stock & Plant +GST (if any)

Broker: Dilan De Silva

Mobile: +64 27 444 9692


Affectionately named after its colourful founder and current owner, Grumpy’s Geraldine Kiwi Holiday Park is a spacious 2ha (approx.) holiday park centrally located on the ‘Tourist Trail’ in heartland New Zealand. This wonderful freehold going concern is now available for sale – presenting a fantastic opportunity for new owners. Virtually all of the value is attributed to the substantial freehold with a small amount on top for chattels etc. There is no goodwill. It is expected that a new owner will fully understand and accept this and purchase the freehold with the intent to significantly grow the business and/or do something different. The right person/s should be able to do something really special here because all the elements are in place.

The holiday park is only 6km/5min north of the Geraldine village and strategically positioned on the corner of state highways SH79 and SH72, the Christchurch to Southern Lakes Scenic Route, with prime exposure to tourist traffic.

The substantial onsite amenities include:

  • Owners home with garage; 3-bedroom
  • Guest accommodation
    • ‘The Cottage’ (3 bedroom)
    • Modern ‘Leisure built’ units/cabins:
      • Self-contained unit (2 bedroom)
      • Self-contained units (1-bedroom) x 2
      • Cabins x 2
    • Lined garage/workshop (accommodation)
    • All-weather permanent power points x 31
  • Guest amenities
    • Large, modern communal kitchen and dining area
    • Ablutions/shower block including easy access facilities
    • Changing rooms, including boiler room (2 x Rinnai Infinity gas hot water systems), showers and toilets
    • Office reception/TV room/games lounge – including pool tables and T.V.
    • Guest laundry – with washing machines, coin-operated, iron and ironing board
    • Kitchen
  • Guest Entertainment
    • Outdoor BBQ and entertaining area
    • Children’s playground
    • Sealed double tennis courts
    • Solar heated swimming pool – 9.5 metres long by 4.5 metres wide with pump and filtration unit in a pump shed
  • Other outbuildings
    • Three-bay structure 54m2
  • Store shed
  • Lean-to wood shed
  • Services
    • Two 10,000 litre plastic storage tanks, pressure pump and filtration system
    • Large concrete water storage tank atop a steel tank with pressure pump
    • Concrete paths
    • Extensive effluent disposal system including multiple tanks, grey-water disposal in a woodlot and a camper-van ‘dump-station’

The peaceful setting includes landscaping around the house, plenty of grassy space for families, established trees and shrubs around the camping ground with a coppice wood lot at the southern corner of the block

Grumpy’s is just a quick drive (or bike) to Geraldine which has an idyllic setting, with plenty of including attractive parks, reserves and walkways where you can tramp, bike, horse trek or feel the thrill of rafting on the Rangitata River.

The owner is planning his ‘retirement’ and has just re-priced (was $1.2M) the freehold and business very realistically at $999,950 + GST (if any) for a quick sale! The good news is that there should be ample scope for a new owner to take this to another level and add significant value. Opportunities like this do not come along very often. If you are seriously interested then please contact the broker for further information.

Geraldine has an idyllic setting, with plenty of activity for adults and children alike. Enjoy top hospitality at Grumpy’s Kiwi Holiday Park while you explore this exciting location or use as a base for your holiday. The atmosphere is like an English country village with craft shops, gourmet food and a selection of NZ clothing and art. There is an abundance of attractive parks, reserves and walkways where you can tramp, bike, horse trek or feel the thrill of rafting on the Rangitata River.

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Valuation (2017)



YE 2019 Accounts

Site map with measurements (not to be relied upon)

Drainage consultant papers

Drainage plans

Kiwi camps rules

Kiwi holiday parks membership documents

“Awesome place to stay. Clean and very comfortable. Nice location just out of town.”

“Great location for Mt Peel hikes. The place was clean and cosy. Excellent facilities for the price and a very friendly gent at check in too. Would definitely recommend staying here if you’re going to close by Mt Peel or just for a quiet getaway. ”

“Excellent facilities. Had absolutely everything we needed. Kids loved the pool, tennis, bikes and open space! Free washing machines were an added bonus. Will be back in the future!”

“Friendly staff (Grumpy doesn’t live up to his name), overall very clean bathroom and toilets, nice pleasant vibe in the holiday park and well equipped kitchen. Nice lounge with pool tables, books, board games. Late check-in option also available (we arrived between 21-22:00).”

“The 3 bedroom chalet was spacious and comfortable. It was clean and tidy. The resort is nicely situated a little out of town so is clam and rural. Grumpy is a friendly fella who provides a great service.”

Property Details

Property Type

Holiday Parks / Caravan Parks
Other Accommodation

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

Cnr 7 Keen Road & SH 72/79, Orari Bridge, GERALDINE 7992


FHGC FOR SALE $999,950 Plus Stock & Plant +GST (if any)

Contact Agents


Dilan De Silva

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Canterbury, Marlborough, Tasman & West Coast
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692





凯文 阎

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新西兰手机: 027 726 8888



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