Businesses for sale in New Zealand

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 following businesses are currently for sale:



Farewell Gardens

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

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

Contact us to find out more: [email protected]

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.

Contact us to find out more: [email protected]



Bar, Cafe, Restaurant or any combination

Award winning Nelson hospitality business released for sale after 9 years trading. 

Owner will have the luxury of flexible hours. All systems in place with excellent profit and growth. No further cash investment required. Room for easy expansion. Average turnover 400k.

Fully equipped free hold bar including plant for expanding into Cafe and Restaurant operation, including kitchen appliances, seating, tables, walk-in chiller, complete beer system plus much more.

Fully renovated front bar, sunny outside courtyard and internally linked function room with optional bar and pool table.  

Fully licensed to sell food and alcohol seven days. 

Contact us to find out more: [email protected]

Sails Motor Lodge

Sails Motor Lodge is a 5* Qualmark Luxury 15 unit motel built to a very high standard just three years ago.

This motel is stylish in it's standards and has been rated No.1 in Nelson on TripAdvisor and No. 2 in New Zealand.

There is a full CCTV monitoring system in place, contemporary fixtures and fittings. It has a fully fitted out commercial kitchen.

The managers accommodation is equal to the modern and current finish of the motel.

Great returns and the best location.

$1,200,000.00 + GST (if any)

Contact us to find out more: [email protected]

 Kaiteriteri Lodge & The Beached Whale

The sale of this property represents a unique opportunity to secure a coveted standard of living in a breathtakingly beautiful location - the chance to achieve income and an enviable lifestyle exists with this lodge, popular restaurant and bar, all just a few steps from the glorious golden Kaiteriteri Beach, set in the sunniest region in New Zealand.

The fully-licensed restaurant and bar beckons, complete with delicious wood-fired pizza, a la carte meals, takeaways, and bar, in addition to great indoor-outdoor dining. 

The spacious 68-bed lodge adjoining the restaurant, welcomes visitors with a clean, fresh, modern feel, and with a full complement of room options including spa bath, infra-red sauna, and Sky TV.

Price By Negotiation

Contact us to find out more: [email protected]


Bay Crest Motel

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.

Contact us to find out more: [email protected]

 Award Winning Nelson Motel

The Palazzo Motor Lodge is an immaculate award winning16 unit motel, with a location right in the heart of Nelson City it makes the most of all year travellers to Nelson. The rooms are large, beautifully appointed and quiet. The managers living accommodation is a spacious three bedroomed two storey unit which offers total privacy and quality fixtures and fittings.
This business offers a long lease, good returns and so much more. Completely walk in condition there is nothing to do to this property but enjoy the rewards a good business brings.
Business for sale $1,150,000.00+GST 

Contact us to find out more: [email protected] 

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