Great Barrier Lodge has been a part of the tourism scene on Great Barrier Island for many years and would be an ideal project for a couple or team to take charge and rebuild this business. The Lodge ceased trading June 2016, but with good management there is no reason why the lodge can't trade successfully.
Another option is the property could suit a family or a group of families to purchase and turn it into a wonderful holiday retreat. The waterfront location and closeness to all the activities in and around the island would make this option very attractive.
Great Barrier Island has recently been added to the International Dark Sky Places program. This classification is not given out lightly and will add great value to the visitor industry on the island. Tourists flock to these special places to view the night sky.
The Lodge comprises 10 self-contained accommodation units, owner's accommodation, a large main lodge building with restaurant/bar, lounge, kitchen and shop - plus support buildings - generator shed, laundry, workshop and garaging. The original building which is at the rear of the lodge is now over 100 years old.
Land area is 3081 sq metres (more or less). Total floor area of the core accommodation buildings and main lodge is 523 sq metres. In addition, the deck area is approximately 242 sq metres. The service buildings are approximately 156 sq metres.
Power is provided by 24 solar panels with back-up generators. Gas hot water. Water is gravity fed from a local stream to a 25,000 litre tank on the property and there is capacity for water run-off from the rooves. There are 3 septic sewage disposal fields.
Price: $1,250,000.00 plus gst, if any