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Property Ref: 33139

Freehold Going Concern, Pipers Lodge For Sale in National Park

Property Type: Lodges, Motels, Backpackers, Restaurants

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Central Plateau

Physical Address: Pipers Ski Lodge Millar Street, National Park, New Zealand

Price: LAND, BUILDING, & BUSINESS, asking $3,200,000 +GST if any

Broker: Kamal Sharma

Mobile: +64 22 0515 782


The Pipers Lodge – Fantastic FHGC Opportunity in National Park Village.

Catering to holiday visitors and school groups in equal measure, this rarely seen opportunity is waiting for you to take the reigns.

At a time when international tourism isn’t a bankable income The Pipers Lodge is able to count on its long running school group visitors, which are the backbone of this popular accommodation business, corporate bookings and the rejuvenated domestic New Zealand tourism scene.

The Pipers Lodge complex includes:

  • 42 rooms available in various configurations to suit all needs(10 with ensuite)
  • Onsite bar and restaurant.
  • Relaxing Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi.
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Guest kitchen
  • Games room
  • Ample free guest parking

This whole complex sits on approximately 6070m² land, and has a floor area of 1310m².

Plus there is potential to add some more dwellings or apartments, subject to approval.

This kind of freehold going concerns is often sought but seldom found.

The Pipers Lodge is particularly appealing as its showing great yield and caters to a diverse clientele.

While it’s impossible to call any business Covid proof, The Pipers Lodge thrives with almost 50% of the total income provided by ongoing school group bookings.

Plus with the upswing in both corporate bookings and domestic New Zealand tourism, this is a great chance to purchase a thriving business ready to go to the next level.

All viewing strictly by prior appointments only.

For more information register here now or to arrange your viewing, please contact specialist Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker, Kamal Sharma on 022 0515 782 or email


Paul Piper started Pipers Lodge back In 1966 as a Ski Lodge.  Since then the lodge has evolved into an all year round business accommodating not just skiers but anyone wanting to stay in this adventure area. The lodge has always been family-owned and operated with Bruce and Dianne hosting the lodge for the past 26 years.  They genuinely enjoy what they do, which is giving you a warm, friendly, relaxed stay while you are with them.

Pipers Lodge boasts a relaxing hot tub and an onsite bar and restaurant. Guests can socialize in the shared lounge and warm up by the fireplace.

There is an onsite games room offering table tennis, billiards, and arcade games.

Nearby Activities

Nearby activities include skiing, hiking, and cycling – Transport to Tongariro Alpine Crossing is available daily.

Sky Waka Gondola – New Zealand’s largest and most technically advanced gondola.

Situated within the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, Sky Waka travels 1.8kms through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes on Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu.

You can also ski or snowboard at the popular Whakapapa Ski Field, Mt Ruapehu.

The Tongariro National Park which is centered upon three volcanoes (Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and Ruapehu), is home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes and is just 7.5 minutes drive from the Pipers Lodge.

Tongariro became New Zealand’s first national park in 1887. Just over one hundred years later, the park was awarded dual UNESCO World Heritage status for both its cultural significance to the Māori people, as well as its outstanding natural features.

The 80,000 hectare park is a spectacular showcase of volcanic wonders including emerald lakes, old lava flows, steaming craters, colorful silica terraces, and peculiar alpine gardens. It is an environment of staggering beauty and diversity.

Whakapapa Ski Field and Tongariro National Park is in the top ten bucket list for many New Zealanders and International Tourists.

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33139 | Financials Year end 2020 - Pipers Lodge

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33139 | Financials Year end 2017 - Pipers Lodge

Financial for month of June 2021

Financial for the month of July 2021

Financials for the year end March 2021

Perfect stay for tongariro crossing 10/10

Loved it, staff were super friendly. Rooms great value. Spa room a treat after the tongariro crossing. Open fire awesome with bar.

Superb service 5/5

The owner saved us when Tongariro Crossing Shuttles cancelled our transfer & did not tell us 🙁 The owner did not want us to miss the hike so she very kindly drove us out there & arranged a return transfer. Service way & beyond & will be forever grateful. The lodge is very quaint & the food good. Thank you Pipers!

Two nights with a Crossing in between 5/5

This is a very good place to stay if you plan to do the Tongariro Crossing.

Debbie had useful advice and lent me a beanie (bring your own, and gloves!) Her son, on his second day working there after graduating, was learning fast. Unexpected surprise – a big group of geography undergraduates who were on field trip. I liked my conversations with them in the hot tub room and sat in on their seminar in the lounge after supper – Bruce stood me a glass of wine to compensate for not having a quiet evening.

Useful facilities – the kitchen with a big fridge, the drying room and laundry room. Parking right next to your room was great, and it was good to be away from the busy through road with big trucks.

Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type


Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern


Central Plateau

Physical Address

Pipers Ski Lodge Millar Street, National Park, New Zealand


LAND, BUILDING, & BUSINESS, asking $3,200,000 +GST if any

Contact Agents


Kamal Sharma

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Whole of the North Island
International: +64 22 0515 782
NZ Mobile: 022 0515 782



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