Businesses for Sale in New Zealand

Investment Opportunities and Businesses for sale in New Zealand

Are you looking for an investment opportunity or a business to buy in New Zealand?

Placing an investment in New Zealand can be your pathway to an investor visa!


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 and let us know if you want to find our more!


The following businesses are currently for sale: 


Balmoral Motel – business lease for sale

Balmoral Motel Entrance

Balmoral Motel is a well established 14 unit motel, a short walk from Tahunanui Beach, restaurants, bars and shops with Nelson and the airport close by.

There is a mix of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units a number of which have full cooking facilities. There is also a swimming pool, BBQ area and guest laundry facilities.

The separate manager's accommodation comprises of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a open plan kitchen/ dining/ lounge area. The balcony and stairway on central block has recently been modernised and replaced.

Business Lease for sale- $449,000 + GST (if any).

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Century Park Motor Lodge

Century Park Lodge

The opportunity to purchase one of Nelson's most luxurious and top performing motels.

Century Park Motor Lodge has been updated to a high standard inside and out by the current owner, giving any new owner the option to take this  motel to the next level.

14 contemporary accommodation units with a mix of studio, executive studio, one and two bedrooms. All units have modern furnishings and are of a neutral and aesthetically pleasing palette.

The manager's accommodation is a comfortable, well maintained, spacious 3 bedroom unit. Century Park Motor Lodge is in an excellent location within close walking distance to cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and all of Nelson's amenities.

Motel business for sale $975,000 + GST (if any).

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Award winning café: Crusoe’s Café

Crusoes Cafe

Having put this cafe firmly in the limelight the vendors have now decided it's time to hand on the opportunity this business offers to someone else.

Located between Nelson and Richmond in a large residential area between three major retirement villages, Crusoe's Cafe is ideally placed and is a popular cafe for the locals.

There are five main areas of the restaurant- indoor seating in a classic style area with comfortable seating for up to 40 people, the gallery, a lovely courtyard covered by a pergola, herb garden and the courtyard.

The cafe offers quality food, service and has received a TripAdvisor excellence award.

There are endless opportunities and further potential for this cafe.

Business for sale- $350,000 + GST (if any).

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Asure Fountain Resort Motel 

ASURE Fountain Motel

Asure Fountain Resort Motel is an Asure 4 star quality rated 12 unit motel complex located in Tahunanui near Nelson.

This motel is modern and well- equipped with many accommodation options including- studio, twin, one bedroom, two bedroom and family two bedroom units.

Catering for all groups, large or small- business travellers, truckies, sports teams and families.

There is a conference/ meeting room, gym, solar heated swimming pool, adventure playground for children and plenty of carparking on site.

The manager's accommodation is a large standalone three bedroom, two bathroom residence. The complex sits on a spacious site of 4,047 square metres in a quiet residential street; a short walk to Tahunanui Beach, local bars/ cafes and close to Nelson Airport.

Business for sale- $449,000 + GST (if any)  

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RUBY BAY, Nelson

A rare opportunity to purchase over 16 ha of highly productive land.

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Purchasers will be delighted to create their own future in this hugely desirable lifestyle location! 

With stunning beaches on our doorstep, Aporo Road & Ruby Bay, is part of one of the most popular tourist scenic roads in Tasman, New Zealand. 

The property has its own unique micro climate, with a North facing, flat to gentle sloping contour, catching the sea breeze, promoting air flow, maximizing sunlight penetration and accelerating fruit ripening. This unique microclimate allows the property the perfect environment for growing a wide variety of fruits and also the potential to develop grapes.

The soil is 'Ancient Moutere clay gravels' known locally to be one of the best soils to produce a full bodied robust grape flavour. Apples, Quince, Cherries and Plums are all growing on this profitable, tested, healthy fertilized soil.

There is room to further develop the horticultural aspect of the property with ease. Multiple sources of water rights, dam, bore, well, stream, rain reservoir provide ample scope for irrigation.

A multifaceted operation, the property currently offers a variety of income sources and development possibilities.

- A number of existing buildings currently leased and providing a secure income  
- Subdivision potential 
- An elevated and prepared house site with lakelet and mountain views. (power and phone to site)
- 14 site Campground with possibility to further develop.

Easily accessible to major arterial routes it is a short drive to Richmond, Motueka and the Nelson Airport. Developers are investing strongly into the area based upon its growing popularity, with a number of residential developments currently underway. It is clear that Ruby Bay, is winning more and more as a preferred destination for local, national and international buyers.  

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Beachside Investment Opportunity

Right in the beachside community of Tahunanui, Nelson, Ocean View Apartments are part of a brand new residential complex.

This is an exciting development incorporating private outdoor pool and gymnasium facilities alongside public retail, convenience, and hospitality venues.

When complete, Ocean View will comprise a total of 37 apartments with a variety of one, two and three bedroom configurations available.

This development is bringing together the convenience of apartment living while overlooking the park and Tahunanui Beach with all its fun and recreational amenities. Finishes will be of a high standard in spaces that are generous and offer an exceptional level of comfort.

One, two and three bedroom and Penthouse options available with different configurations.

The different configurations have been designed to suit a wide range of lifestyles and preferences. Sit back and relax, or get out and exercise on turf or sand while enjoying the sunlight, fresh air and open spaces Nelson has to offer. Welcome to a new way of living. 

33 Beach Road

Phase one selling now. Prices start from $595,000.

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The 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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The Wharfside Apartments – A Lifestyle Dream

Exclusive waterfront location, enjoy uninterrupted views across the ever changing Waimea estuary. This unique property offers a multitude of opportunities from an extended family home to an accommodation business with lifestyle living, maximum of six units. The units are exceptionally well located on the beachfront and a short distance away from bars and restaurants. The interiors are stylish and modern whilst retaining a high level of comfort.

Wharfside App

For Sale - Freehold Going Concern - $2,000,000 + GST (if any).

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Warwick House - Major Historical Property

Warwick House, located at 64 Brougham Street, Nelson, overlooking Nelson City to the Tasman Sea. Currently operating as luxury boutique accommodation and large family home at the foot of the tree-studded hills. Now a magnificently restored stately home of 810sqm set on 2864sqm of grounds, the property offers a wealth of further opportunities. There are 34 individual rooms, including 12 bedrooms, five lounges, eight bathrooms. With the property comes a section in a sort after residential location and a further possibility to build a stand alone 2 story accommodation on the garage site.

Warwick House

For Sale - $2,500,000 + GST (if any).

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