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Property Ref: 36794

Kokonga Lodge for sale on Central Otago Rail Trail

Property Type: Bed & Breakfast, Lodges, Luxury Homes

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Central Otago

Physical Address: 33 Kokonga Road, Kokonga, NZ

Price: LUXURY LODGE FOR SALE, offers from 1.68M +GST (if any) +SAV

Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Beautifully presented Luxury bed & breakfast on the Otago Central Rail Trail

Here’s a rare opportunity for you to own an established Luxury Bed & Breakfast Lodge, on the Otago Central Rail Trail, in Central Otago.


  • Prime location on the Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Luxury Lodge with quality furnishings throughout
  • Stunning landscaped gardens with panoramic mountain views
  • Six luxurious suites all with private bathroom and mountain or garden views
  • Potential to develop further

Kokonga Lodge, which features 6 ensuited guest suites, is situated several metres from the Otago Central Rail Trial, and was built in 1993. A separate owner/manager’s 2 bedroom cottage is situated on the property, and enjoys privacy, with established landscaping to ensure the owner/managers can enjoy their own private lifestyle when the lodge is operating, approximately 8 months of the year, hosting 12 guests across 6 luxury suites.

School House: As well as the Lodge, the property is also home to the original Kokonga School, built in 1897. Its building remains on its original site. The Lodge is built on the site of the old school teachers residence.

The old school building allows for possible future development for additional tourism accommodation, or used as the manager/owner’s accommodation, allowing the current modern 2 bedroom cottage to then be utilised as additional guest accommodation for the lodge.

This profitable lodge complex has been upgraded during the last 3 years to the very highest standards and this is reflected in the outstanding reviews from their guests, see our reviews section for details.

Location: Situated in a peaceful rural setting, across the road from the Taieri River and with direct access to the world famous, Otago Central Rail Trail. The 5 ha property (approximately) is strategically located on the rail trail and features workshops, vegetable gardens and extensive landscaping, and additional income is generated with the annual Lucerne crop from the main paddock situated at the front of the property.

Clientele: Kokonga Lodge provides quality accommodation for independent or travel groups, either walking or cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail, or guests exploring the Central Otago region.

Functions & Events: The Lodge offers intimate special occasions for groups, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or corporate functions.

Approximate travel times to Kokonga Lodge: Helicopter access can be arranged, and transfers and picks ups are available to guests currently.

  • From Queenstown 2 hours 15 minutes
  • From Wanaka 2 hours 9 minutes
  • From Oamaru 1 hour 32 minutes
  • From Dunedin 1 hour 15 minutes
  • From Ranfurly 16 minutes

Easily managed by a couple, this is a well set-up business, with existing forward bookings, and established supplier relationships, along with an excellent reputation from guests, many returning.

If you’re ready to make a move and want to enjoy the Central Otago lifestyle, we urge you to get in touch and arrange a viewing, you won’t be disappointed in this luxury property for sale in Central Otago – Call today!

For more information please register now and request access to the documents, or contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email


Basing yourself at Kokonga Lodge allows for many accessible activities in this unique region of New Zealand, any of these side trips can be organized through local suppliers or easily accessed by independent travelers:

Oteake Conservation Park Nature Retreat, back country experience, visit close by Oteake Conservation Park a Department of Conservation managed region with outstanding landscapes, mountainous high country, tussock plateaux, scree, wetlands and indigenous shrub land.

Taieri River Fishing Trout fly fishing access and experience

Naseby Curling The Naseby Indoor Curling Rink is a great family activity in Central Otago, a perfect side trip from the Otago Central Rail Trail, this is a fun unique experience to try this popular sport with a local guide.

Wine Tours Pick up and drop off for Central Otago, Cromwell and Bannockburn areas and vineyards. Enjoy all the world class vineyards within easy access.

Night Sky Observation For a special night sky with no light pollution allowing uninterrupted observation. Star studded displays are a regular occurrence visit for more information.

Photographic Inspiration Keen on photography? There is a reason many award winning photographers base themselves in the Central Otago region – come and see what they see with ever changing and impressive landscapes and seasons.

Arts Trail Offers a unique and interesting experience with artists studios and galleries located in this amazing area

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Total Reviews

Average Rating

Trip Advisor. com 171 5 / 5


8.8 / 10

Google. com


4.9 / 5

A fun and fabulous place to stay ★★★★

Kokonga Lodge was the last of our Otago Rail Trail overnight stops. From the time Frank picked us up at Hyde Rail Station we knew it was going to be a fun and fabulous stay. Frank and Alexis have a great set up for riders on arrival to store bikes/jackets/shoes/e-bike charging etc. The Taieri Room was super spacious and comfortable complete with a window seat to enjoy the wonderful views from. The guest lounge, dining and media rooms all felt like home and were good spots to relax and socialise in. Frank and Alexis were terrific hosts and when we’re back in Central Otago we’re planning to include a return stay.

A last night of Luxury ★★★★

We really didn’t know what to expect, just that we were going to a lodge that we couldn’t pronounce correctly until we had lessons in Naseby!
Wow- that was our first word when we arrived. It is an amazing place and you will want to put the views in your pocket (along with Daisy the dog) to remember them forever. Just loved Alexis and Frank from the first time they greeted us, enjoying their company and banter for the duration of the stay.
The lodge is amazing on all levels – the hosts, relaxing areas, bedrooms, views and the delightful dog Daisy! The dinner was wonderful which we had with a lovely bottle of Pinot purchased from their extensive wine list. Continental breakfast was also provided which prepared us well for the longer ride that day. We also had time to visit the old school house, taken there by Daisy! It was like stepping back in time. So regretted not making it a two night stay, not just for the company and the views, but also for the luxury accommodation provided. Thank you for making the last night of the Trail such a wonderful memory. Hope we get to stay again.

Outstanding! ★★★★

Thank you Frank and Alexis for being such wonderful hosts. We were a group of four adults and two children and were looked after exceptionally during our stay. Outstanding food and hospitality, such comfortable beds and a very tastefully decorated lodge. Would definitely stay again! 😀 The gorgeous dog Daisy was an added bonus, not to mention the best gin and tonics on the rail trail!.

Spacious / very warm / comfortable ★★★★

Alexus and Frank were amazing hosts! We were a group of 7 on our last day of the trail and we were wanting to spend out last night in an upmarket lodge. This certainly did not disappoint. From the time we arrived to the time we left we were well looked after. Pretty much waited on hand and foot. The meal was amazing! We all had a great time and enjoyed the night playing cards in this beautiful property with its stunning surroundings. The rooms were spacious and very warm. Breakfast was brilliant. Would definitely stay again.

Kokonga Lodge – excellent!!★★★★

A fantastic place to stay and amazing hosts. Felt so welcomed by Frank and Alexis. Awesome evening meal and relaxing time on the deck in the sunshine and breakfast to start off the next day. If you’re in the area or rail trailing an absolute must stay pay them a visit you’ll not be disappointed – will definitely head back 🤗

Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type

Bed & Breakfast
Luxury Homes

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern


Central Otago

Physical Address

33 Kokonga Road, Kokonga, NZ


LUXURY LODGE FOR SALE, offers from 1.68M +GST (if any) +SAV

Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

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





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