Are you looking to buy a business in New Zealand? 


The benefits of buying an established business as opposed to starting a new venture from scratch are obvious - a newcomer to New Zealand can take advantage of a well-established customer base and at the same time acquires instant local market knowledge. 

Buying an existing business will not only help you to generate an income for you and your family, but can also be a vehicle for obtaining permanent residence for New Zealand, as it might represent the foundation for a Business Visa application.

Businesses that tend to be especially popular with immigrants are typically - but not exclusively - based in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Motels, camping grounds, backpackers, restaurants and cafes and New Zealand´s famous adventure tourism operations are all possible ventures that might suit the lifestyle a migrant is looking for.

Have a look at what´s available! 


The businesses are currently for sale:


Farewell Gardens

Unique Coastal Campground on the South Island: Lifestyle, Home and Business

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Situated in beautiful Golden Bay at the North Western most tip of the South Island, right at the base of famous Farewell Spit, this property has it all:

  • 2 story residence in 2 flats, the upstairs home or holiday apartment offers 2 bedrooms & stunning views out over Golden Bay
  • Downstairs a 1 bedroom fully self contained flat with adjoining office/reception
  • 2 bedroom Unit with bathroom attached to a Camp Kitchen, dining room & workshop,
  • Ablution block with Kitchen, Washroom, Laundry, 3 toilets & 3 showers.
  • 3 on-site Caravans
  • 7 additional powered sites
  • Numerous and varied sized tent sites,

All set on 4000 sq meters with lovely established gardens & trees and directly over the road from the sea.

The business accounts show consistent revenue & profit increases over the last 4 years and there are options to expand or operate as a different enterprise.

Alternatively the property could simply be a wonderful home with subdivisible potential.

Port Puponga is the perfect location to explore the many attractions that Golden Bay offers:
Farewell Spit Nature Reserve is of international importance, jutting some 30km into the Tasman Sea, with saltmarshes, open mudflats, freshwater brackish lakes and dunes providing habitats for over a hundred bird species. The unusual shape of the coastline sadly seems to fool whales' navigation systems and beachings are common here. Take a guided safari tour in a 4WD bus to the old Farewell Spit lighthouse, the tour buses will pick you up at our gate, we are happy to arrange bookings for you.
Alternatively you can walk to the outer beach (2km) and inner beach (4km); both provide good views of the spit.

Look up the website to read more about this campground

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Pakawau Project - Golden Bay

The Pakawau Campground is located on a pristine beach in Golden Bay, New Zealand about 10 kilometers from Farewell Spit in the township of Pakawau.  The campground comprises almost 3 acres with 240 meters of beach frontage protected by a rock wall. 

 Sustainable Ventures Ltd. bought the property in 2006 and has spent the intervening time designing and engineering the proposed buildings, water and sewage systems and obtaining all the Resource Consents and permissions to carry out the project to completion.  Given the strong opposition initially encountered, it is less and less likely that a similar project would ever be approved in this low density and rural part of New Zealand.  That alone makes this a very unique property.

 The market in Golden Bay has been slow during the last four years of worldwide recession and housing price decline, but the prices have not fallen significantly.  The competing properties for this project are “baches” (single family cottages and homes) on similar beach property ranging from $500,000 and up plus bare sections with zoning for single family house construction for $2to300,000.

The Pakawau Camp has since the 1950’s been a place where Kiwi families have come for their summer vacations with children because of the beauty and the safety of the beach for small children.  However to continue to operate the site as a camp is not economical given the current prices of real estate on the beach.

The project aims at a target market of people who either want to live there as permanent residents or own a second home for vacations and rental income when they are not in residence.  The percentage of permanent residents in Pakawau is about 50% currently.  One of the advantages of this project will be that while each unit will be on its own “unit title” allowing for bank financing, there will also be a “body corporate” which takes care of all common property, maintenance, and rental bookings and servicing, under contract.  For people who choose this ownership option, this will be a hassle free way to live or vacation plus have the opportunity to make some money through rentals.

The average price of the 20 permitted units is projected at $450,000.  All units are oriented toward the north for passive solar gain and ability to employ solar hot water and electricity.  The entire complex is designed by award winning architect Min Hall of Arthouse Architecture using green building principles, yet retains a local Kiwi bach flavor.  Each unit has an outdoor private patio and a view of the sea.

The mix of units is 5 single bedroom, 12 two bedroom, and 3 three bedroom units, in three 6 unit horseshoe shaped complexes and one two unit building to make 20 units.  The Resource Consent runs for ten years and the buildings can be built in 4 stages over that time frame.

This project could satisfy the investment requirements for up to two partners who wish to become New Zealand permanent residents/citizens as the asking price is $3 million NZD (plus GST which is actually returned by the government as long as it comprises an expense of the future development).  When the project is sold out all monies will have been recovered plus a profit.

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Kraut's Restaurant & Bar, Nelson

Traditional German Hospitality

Fully renovated, contemporary Bar and Restaurant in the heart of sunshine capital Nelson.

  • New quality kitchen fit out and appliances.
  • Honest food, locally sourced, organic and free range mostly, plenty of choices to suit your taste.
  • A modern contemporary setting, a clean, warm and inviting place, stylish restaurant, classy bar and sun bathed lounge.
  • Seats 50 people inside with an outdoor area of 4.5 metes which captures the setting sun.
  • State of the Art Air Transfer System for your dining comfort.

Winner of outstanding Ethnic Cuisine Award 2012 & Winner of best Waiter and Best Bar person Award 2012.

Business chattels and lease for sale, excellent lease option to 2028.

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Cedar Grove Motor Lodge

One of Nelson’s premium motel leases is finally on the market. Built in three stages from 2001 this stunning property gives the feeling of ‘European Elegance’ in the heart of Nelson. It you have ever wanted to step up and manage a large quality motel then this is your opportunity.

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  • Excellent business mix due to prime CBD location
  • 23 luxury apartments and executive suites
  • Very long lease (33 years) to September 2043
  • Luxury three bedroom, two bathroom owner/manager accommodation

Price $1,695,000 + GST (if any)

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Gladstone Motel

Lease for sale 

Fantastic business ready to go! Offers considered. Great opportunity, luxurious motel, main road location, home and income all rolled into one!

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This modern motel complex offers a standard of accommodation that will exceed the expectations of the most discerning guests. The 12 luxurious family and executive motel units (some with spa baths) offer the flexibility of interconnecting rooms to cater for larger groups.

This 10 year old property is situated in a notable main road location, close to the Richmond CBD and has attained a 4 star plus Qualmark rating. The land and buildings have been maintained to a very high standard by the current owners and all of the ground floor rooms have just been completely refurbished. The owner's accommodation offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private courtyard.
The property enjoys a good mix of clientele from both leisure and corporate markets ensuring excellent turnover and returns. 
If you are in the market for a business that combines all of the above along with the opportunity to grow the occupancy and increase the turnover then look no further and contact us to view this outstanding property!

For Sale $425,000 Plus GST Going Concern

Further confidential information will be provided to interested parties who have signed a confidentiality agreement. 

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Bay Crest Motel

Motel Lease For Sale

First Year Rent Free!


This immaculate 10 suite motel is situated close to Nelson's iconic Tahunanui Beach and is renowned for its very high standard of accommodation. Built ten years ago by the current owner who is offereing the first year rent free! The motel has recently been painted inside and out and has new carpets throughout. With a healthy mix of business from the corporate, domestic and international market segments, combined with a luxury two bedroom managers apartment this business is ideal for someone wanting to enter the Tourism Industry in Nelson.

For Sale $340,000 + GST

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To run a business in New Zealand or establish a new business, you will have to apply for the right visa


To find out whether you will be eligible for a Business Visa contact our Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass: