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Property Ref: 16630

Accommodation Complex, Franz Alpine Retreat, For Sale in Franz Josef

Property Type: Investment Opportunities, Commercial Real Estate

Sale Type: Freehold Investment

Region: West Coast

Physical Address: 2 Donovan Drive, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand

Price: LAND & BUILDINGS FOR SALE, asking $2,430,000 +GST (if any)

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Premium Tourism Accommodation Complex in one of NZ’s Top Tourist Towns!

  • Opportunity to own a commercial accommodation property on NZ’s West Coast
  • Established, purpose built, accommodation complex, in a top NZ tourism location
  • Lease in place, providing monthly rental income
  • Plus approximately 7% return on investment
  • Call Adrian now!

Here is an incredible opportunity to own a commercial, purpose built accommodation complex, in a top tourism town. With a lease in place, and approximately 7% ROI, this presents a great investment opportunity for an astute investor. Don’t delay, call Adrian today.

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Franz Alpine Retreat, Accommodation Complex

The Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built for couples, families or groups with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. This rural and tranquil retreat is just 4km outside of the Franz Josef township, away from the hustle and bustle of town, but close enough to make use of all the wonderful experiences, and activities this town has to offer.

The Franz Alpine Retreat features 17 well-appointed motel units, 8 of which were built in 2018, all with excellent chattels and facilities.

Accommodation configurations

BnB Two Bedroom Lodging x 1

  • Max: 4 guests
  • Lodge size approx. 80 m²
  • Bed type: 1 Queen Bed & 2 Single Beds
  • This lodgings features a kitchen, toaster and kitchenware

BnB One Bedroom Lodging x 1

  • Max: 2 guests
  • Lodge size approx. 40 m²
  • Bed Type: 1 large double bed
  • This cottage features a patio

2 Bedroom Chalets x 9

  • Max: 4 guests in each chalet
  • Bed Type: 1 large double bed & 2 Single Beds
  • Features full kitchen, dining/living area, patio with outdoor table and chairs, plus mountain and countryside views.

1 Bedroom Chalet x 1

  • Max: 2 guests
  • Chalet size approx. 69 m²
  • Bed Type: 1 large double bed
  • Features full kitchen, dining/living area, patio with outdoor table and chairs, plus mountain and countryside views

1 Bedroom Units x 6

  • Max: 2 guests in each unit
  • Room size approx. 35 m²
  • Bed Type: 1 large double bed
  • Features Patio and Mountain view

Owner/Manager Accommodation 

The owner or manager can enjoy a lovely private, 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, home, with a new purpose-built reception area – built off the owner’s accommodation for convenience.

Tourism Experiences/Activities offered in the area:

  • Scenic Flights and/or Air Safaris
  • Quad-biking
  • Skydiving
  • Kayaking
  • Heli-Hiking
  • And many more!

With its close proximity to the township, only a short 5-minute drive to Franz Josef township retail precinct, with many cafes, bars, restaurants, and tourism attractions, and activities to partake in, this commercial accommodation property offers the perfect balance for both owner/manager and guests – where town is there if you want it, but not, if you don’t.

If you are looking to add a great tourism accommodation complex, in a growing region, to your investment portfolio, then get in touch today.

To learn more about this business please register here, or contact Adrian Chisholm.


The hospitable town of Franz Josef serves the glacier of the same name. Stay here while you explore this spectacular World Heritage Area. Franz Josef Glacier was first explored in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast, who named it after the Austrian emperor. The glacier is five kilometres from the town of the same name, and a 1.5 hour walk will take you to within 750m of its terminal face. If you want to actually make contact with the glacier, take a guided ice walk or heli-hike. Aerial sightseeing is another option. There’s a range of natural attractions in close proximity to Franz Josef Glacier Village. Lose yourself in the rainforests, waterfalls, and lakes. In the town you’ll find plenty of places to eat at, or relax at the Glacier Hot Pools or explore the wildlife centre. At nearby Lake Mapourika you can take a kayak tour or rent a stand-up paddle board.

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I liked the spacious accommodation with taken care of everything

Very good

I liked that it was very clean and away from the township so very peaceful and relaxing


I liked the quality of the cabin.

A good place to stay when visiting Franz Josef. I can recommend it

The cabin was very comfortable both in the lounge area and the bed. It was spacious, with good facilities for cooking and quiet good location close to the main area.

Quaint clean and helpful staff

I liked that it was quiet and the unit had everything you could want. The owner/manager was so friendly and helpful. Can’t fault it really.

Charming ★★★★

Lovely little cabins with everything you need for a cosy stay. Reception service was excellent, friendly and super helpful. All facilities were in good working order, comfortable beds and pillows and nice view of the mountains.

Lovely ★★★★★

Stayed here last year and the room was the perfect place to stop on our journey around the island. We stayed here when the weather wasn’t great but the place remained cosy and kept us warm through the storm. The room was tidy and very clean and they also had a DVD player that meant we could stay in for the evening instead of venturing out in the poor weather. The town isn’t far away from the location and is an easy drive down the road.

Modern Cabin ★★★

Good well-functioning modern cabins with all utilities – but a bit on the boring side. We had some issues with the wifi but the TV worked perfectly. Our cabin was large with 2 big bed rooms and could easily house 4 people. The staff is friendly and went out of their way to help us with laundry and finding our way. As we are more to the “quirky” hotels/cabins, we would probably prefer somewhere else. But for families that want a more standard solution, it is a good choice. Great for older people too. Not cheap

A great place to stay ★★★★

We had a great couple of nights and were very pleased to have a full kitchen. Everything else was great and comfortable. The couch was very soft and told not to drink from the tap but that’s ok. Highly recommend the glacier walk! No problems in recommending a stay here!

Solid accommodation with everything that you need ★★★★

We had everything that we needed and plenty of space in this modern and neat and tidy chalet. Location was great, probably 2 or 3 minutes from the main strip tucked in behind the mountains but not in sight of FJ glacier. There was apparently a water issue but we were supplied with ample water and even milk when we arrived! Price was reasonable in comparison to other accommodation that we stayed in. The owner even brought down chocolates for my kids which was a very welcoming personal touch!


Source: Online Review Platforms

Property Details

Property Type

Investment Opportunities
Commercial Real Estate

Sale Type

Freehold Investment


West Coast

Physical Address

2 Donovan Drive, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand


LAND & BUILDINGS FOR SALE, asking $2,430,000 +GST (if any)

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

Head Office | Lower North Island, Canterbury, Marlborough, Tasman, Upper West Coast, Central Otago, Fiordland & Southland
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888



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