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Property Ref: 70385

Kayaking and Canoeing businesses for sale

Property Type: Leisure

Sale Type: Business only, no leased premises

Region: Queenstown, Wanaka

Physical Address: Glenorchy, New Zealand

Price: $350,000 +GST if any

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Explore this exciting opportunity to acquire Rippled Earth Kayaks

Rippled Earth Kayaks is a well-established and highly regarded kayaking tour business operating on the conservation reserves of Pig and Pigeon Islands at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, just 40 minutes from Queenstown, New Zealand. This family-run business, in operation since 2007, offers a unique and immersive experience in one of the most stunning natural settings in the world.

Key Features:

  • Prime Location: Situated in Glenorchy, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wai Poumanu World Heritage Area, the business benefits from a strategic location that attracts visitors from around the globe.
  • Current Licences and Concessions: All necessary licences and concessions to operate the business are current, providing a seamless transition for the new owner.
  • Quality Equipment: The business utilizes Double Sea Kayaks, produced and designed in New Zealand, offering stability and comfort to guests. The equipment is well-maintained, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for paddlers.
  • Diverse Tour Options: Rippled Earth Kayaks provides a range of tour options, including the popular Glenorchy Island Safari and the family-friendly Little Paradise Adventure. This diversity caters to a broad audience, from adventure enthusiasts to families looking for a memorable experience.
  • Unique Selling Points: The conservation reserves on Pig and Pigeon Islands, designated as bird sanctuaries, provide a captivating backdrop for guests. The islands are home to a variety of New Zealand native birds, creating a truly immersive and eco-friendly experience.
  • Spectacular Backdrop: With a backdrop of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area, paddlers enjoy a close encounter with paradise, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural, geological, and pioneering history.

Business Operations:

  • Guests are conveniently picked up in Glenorchy or Queenstown.
  • Tours operate on the conservation reserves of Pig and Pigeon Islands.
  • The business specializes in providing memorable kayaking experiences with a focus on eco-friendly practices.

Financial Details: Financial information and further details available upon request to serious inquiries.

Don’t miss the chance to own a thriving adventure tourism business in one of New Zealand’s most iconic locations. Rippled Earth Kayaks presents a unique opportunity for an entrepreneur or investor to continue its legacy of providing unforgettable experiences to guests while enjoying the beauty of Lake Wakatipu and its surrounding areas.

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

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70385: LTO Application

70385: Island License 2013

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70385: Kayaks Certification 2023

70385: Resource Consent Approval

70385: Resource Consent Decision

70385: Financial Statements 2018

70385: Financial Statements 2019

70385: Financial Statements 2020

70385: Financial Statements 2021

70385: Financial Statements 2022

70385: Financial Statements 2023

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Business only, no leased premises


Queenstown Wanaka

Physical Address

Glenorchy, New Zealand


$350,000 +GST if any

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

PRINCIPAL | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Head Office | Queenstown & Central Otago
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888



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