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Property Ref: 67311

Freehold Going Concern Motel & Lodge For Sale – Located close to Hump Ridge Track

Property Type: Lodges, Motels

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Southland

Physical Address: 617 Papatotara Coast Road, Southland

Price: Offers over $3,650,000 +GST IF ANY

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


A rare opportunity to take an exciting tourism and hospitality business to the new level!

‘The Cliffs’ is situated at the entrance and exit to the world-famous Hump Ridge Walking Track and is a Freehold Going Concern business and property situated on a land title of over 4.4ha ha. This property consists of a well-established 18-unit tourism accommodation complex with a guest cafe totaling 945m2 of buildings plus additional available land for further development including an existing home on separate title adjoining accommodation complex (subject to Council approval).

There is an existing home on a separate title less than 1 minutes’ drive to the complex that is available for sale if required.

This near new complex currently trades for only 6 months of the year as the current owners travel back to Europe for 6 months each year. There is a great opportunity to instantly expand the operations and the profitability.

The vendors are a couple operating the complex on their own, achieved a turnover of approximately $250,000 in the 2022 – 2023 season, showing there is a great opportunity to expand the business.

For further information, contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email


‘The Cliffs’ is the perfect base to explore the beauties of Southern New Zealand with its natural wonders, unbeatable sunsets and millions of stars.

Offering a range of accommodation options from the lodge to motels, that will suit all types of travelers. ‘The Cliffs’ Sunset Cafe/Restaurant is on site, only a short walk away from the accommodation.

‘The Cliffs’ Seaside Lodge first welcomed guests from 2018.

The 426m2 lodge is located on the edge of Fiordland National Park, offering ocean and mountains views from every spacious room. There is a walkway to the remote Southern Ocean Beach. Only an hour’s drive away from Te Anau or Invercargill, two and half hours from Queenstown. ‘The Cliffs’ is a great starting point for hiking The Hump Ridge Track, only 10 min drive from the track’s main entrance. Local activities are abundant, with the likes of jet boating, horse riding, fishing, helicopter flights, along with the Hump Ridge Track.

Lodge features:

  • Spacious rooms (40m2) are soundproofed and have a central heating system.
  • Kitchenette, fridge, flat screen TV, coffee & tea making facilities.
  • All rooms have on-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • Some rooms have both shower and free-standing bath.
  • The lodge also features a BBQ area, breakfast area, parking, luggage storage.
  • Decking with a glass balustrade from every room provides a relaxing outdoor area.
  • Helicopter landing platform on site for those who want to explore by air.

‘The Cliffs’ Hump Ridge View Motel opened in November 2021 and is a new addition to ‘The Cliffs’ accommodation complex.

The Motel is 195m2 and there are 9 rooms in total, 6 double rooms and 3 twin rooms (with 2 separate single beds).

Motel features:

  • Breathtaking views of mountains and sea.
  • Soundproofed modern rooms (19m2).
  • Every room has a private entrance and ensuite bathroom/shower facilities.
  • A flat screen smart TV, coffee and tea making facilities compliment every room.

‘The Cliffs’ Sunset Cafe/Restaurant opened in November 2021.

Located in one of New Zealand most idyllic settings, overlooking Te WaiWai Bay. ‘The Cliffs’ Sunset Cafe/Restaurant is a short stroll away from the accommodation via a walkway through native gardens. The 168 sqm Restaurant is currently open 7 days a week for ‘The Cliffs’ guests, it can cater for 55 guests inside and 25 guests outside.

Included in the sale is the Cliffs Volkswagon Minivan/Shuttle, used as a free guest shuttle service is available from Tuatapere to ‘The Cliffs’ and Hump Ridge Track.



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4.5/5 Tripadvisor

★★★★★  Awesome location, comfortable inside and out, a great night’s sleep! Will stay there again.

We had had a long day, a poor experience with lodging the night before and then we found The Cliffs! Everything was very comfortable, very clean, with an outstanding sea cliff setting. We appreciated the design details but mostly, wow, we had an awesome sleep!


★★★★★  This was the perfect place to stay. Hosts Ton and Larissa were wonderful. Definitely recommend.

Stunning spot on the southern coast of NZs south Island. Perfect place to stay at the beginning and end of walking the Hump Ridge track. Beautiful and comfortable accommodation. Food was superb and the hosts Ton and Larissa were fantastic hosts.


★★★★★  Superb service, great set-up, perfect for Hump Ridge Track.

We stayed the night before starting the Hump Ridge Track. Perfectly located for that, stylishly done cabins, excellent dinner and breakfast. Tom & Larissa were great hosts and ran everything v smoothly. Highly recommended.


blank  Great relaxing location, friendly hosts, large modern clean room, fantastic dinner with a view! What more could you ask for!

blank  Very comfortable with a fantastic dinner. The décor was very stylish, the linen was top quality and Tony was an excellent host. The dinner was excellent – the best on our NZ trip so far.

blank  What a beautiful place! Beautifully designed apartments in the lodge! Everything was at a really high standard. Ton and Larissa were superb hosts. What a beautiful place!

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern



Physical Address

617 Papatotara Coast Road, Southland


Offers over $3,650,000 +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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