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Property Ref: 5831

Highly Profitable Adventure Lodge & Motel business for sale, National Park

Property Type: Motels, Backpackers, Other Accommodation, Tours & Transport

Sale Type: Leasehold Interest (Business)

Region: Central Plateau

Physical Address: 21 Carroll Street, National Park Village

Price: Leasehold Interest $695,000 or near offer +SAV (+GST if any)

Broker: Malcolm Teesdale

Mobile: +64 27 530 8738


Here is opportunity plus: a strong, very profitable accommodation and transport business in Tongariro National Park, in the central North Island of New Zealand.

National Park has historically been associated with winter skiing at Whakapapa or Turoa and that remains important. But today, over 70% of the business comes from summer outdoor activity fans: notably the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, tramping, kayaking, mountain biking and more.

Adventure Lodge & Motel is ideally located to welcome visitors to this year-round adventure playground.

The Lodge

On the ground floor are a commercial kitchen, licensed dining room with superb bar, guest kitchen, guest lounge with massive stone fireplace, separate male and female amenities, drying room, 4 accommodation rooms plus a self-contained staff apartment.

The upper level has a central sitting room and 7 further accommodation rooms in various flexible configurations.

The Motel

The motel includes 7 studio units ( 3 queen, 3 twin share, 1 accessible) and 2 x 1 bedroom units. All are very well-presented, newly redecorated, with double glazing and central heating. Guest amenities include a laundry and spa.

The Transport Business

The business holds a DOC concession for transport to/from the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and carries around 2,000 passengers per year.

Owners’ Accommodation

The business owners enjoy a very comfortable, private modern 144m2 home with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The motel reception is attached to the home and there are large and convenient storage/workroom areas.

The Business

This business performs extremely well and has shown consistent revenue growth. Operating surplus now exceeds $150,000. The lease has over 25 years to run and the rent is reasonable.

The vendors have invested significantly over recent years to maintain the high standard of the property.  Effective marketing and systems are in place: the new owners will be immediately profitable while enjoying the lifestyle and supportive community.

Highly recommended: call now for your personal inspection.

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Trading Accounts 4 years to FY 2020

Revenue FY 2020 1 April-30 Sptember

Chattels List

Room Layout and Bedding

Lodge Floor Plan

Transport Operation data

From Rated Very Good 8.5 

Trip Advisor: Rated Excellent 4.5

What guests loved the most:

“The room was very spacious and clean. Wifi connection was good. We enjoyed to stay there before our hike.”

Denise, Switzerland


“Gill the owner was really friendly and helpful – nothing was too much trouble. The bed was very comfortable. Arrangement for free glass of fizz at the Station Restaurant nearby.”

Carey, United Kingdom


“The friendliness of the staff, who upgraded us to a large family room which was spacious and quiet. The delivery of breakfast to our room as we were setting off early. Phoning local restaurant to book us a table.”

John, United Kingdom


“The staff was fantastic and really helpful. The location is also really good. We would recommend staying there for a couple of nights. ”

Anastasia, United Kingdom


“Good place to overnight before/after the Tongariro Crossing. Very well located and with bus transfer (extra fee) to the start of the trail. It has enough to be there for 1 night. Well equipped facilities to bring your own food & drinks. Comfortable room. Shared bathrooms were well equipped and clean. Good price.”

Daniestro, Switzerland


“The bed was extremely comfortable. Had a great night’s sleep before hiking the next day. Very helpful staff that gave us a fabulous alternative hike as Tongariro was too windy to allow crossings.”

Lynnette, United Kingdom


“Basic accommodation with comfortable beds and couch. They had a great range of DVDs which pleased the kids.”

Peng, Australia


“Cozy, clean atmosphere and super friendly staff. It was great having the bus transport to Tongariro Crossing.”

Heidi, Denmark


“The staff and owners were excellent and took the time to collect us from the station and return us when we left. ”

Malcolm, United Kingdom


“Everything was good – clean, helpful staff, location etc”

Siobhan, United Kingdom

Property Details

Property Type

Other Accommodation
Tours & Transport

Sale Type

Leasehold Interest (Business)


Central Plateau

Physical Address

21 Carroll Street, National Park Village


Leasehold Interest $695,000 or near offer +SAV (+GST if any)

Contact Agents

Malcom Teesdale - Tourism Properties Business Broker

Malcolm Teesdale

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Waikato, Taupo, Central Plateau & Bay of Plenty
International: +64 27 530 8738
NZ Mobile: 027 530 8738



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