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Invest in an iconic luxury wilderness lodge

17.10.2018
Invest in an iconic luxury wilderness lodge in fast-growing Nelson/Tasman Region


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The Resurgence luxury eco-lodge is a much-acclaimed five-star luxury lodge close to Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks in the Nelson/Tasman Region.

Developed over the past 15 years by the current owners, it boasts a large 420m2 central building housing four ensuite guest rooms on the top floor, three dining rooms, lounge, plus well-equipped commercial kitchen on the middle floor and gym’, massage room and reception area on the ground floor.

Sitting in 23.6 hectares of landscaped grounds and native bush, there are six stand-alone luxury suites ideal for the honeymoon and luxury couples market. A pool, spa and sauna complex is enjoyed by all guests, plus each suite has either a private hot-tub or clawfoot bath.

Build on the success and reputation of one of New Zealand's best respected Lodges. Featured in The Times, LA Times, Sunday Telegraph and included in Lonely Planet, Fodors and a range of internationally reknown travel guides and High Street travel brochures; The Resurgence appears in the top 10 when searching luxury resorts and boutique lodges on NewZealand.com.

Located just 15 minutes' drive from Kaiteriteri, one of New Zealand's favourite beaches and gateway to Abel Tasman National Park where most guests will undertake at least one day trip, kayaking, hiking or on the water, the lodge is less than an hour from the well-served Nelson Airport. The Nelson/Tasman region is activity-rich, which increases average guest stays above the national average.

The Resurgence luxury eco-lodge at 574 Riwaka Valley Road, is now being marketed for sale by negotiation as a freehold going concern by Bo Mansfield of Bayleys Nelson in conjunction with John Greenwood and Paul Dixon from the agency’s national tourism division.

A stunning piece of New Zealand real estate gives overseas visitors a taste of 100% Pure New Zealand - with no houses or roads in view, native birds and trails amongst the rainforest. Current guest profile is approximately 30 percent North American, 30 percent European and 30 percent from UK with around 10 percent from Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Dixon said that in addition to creating a destination for guests seeking environmentally-themed recreational activities in complete isolation away from mainstream tourism routes, The Resurgence luxury eco-lodge has invested heavily in its digital presence and marketing. The location has featured in the National Geographic Traveler as one of the world’s 25 best luxury eco-lodges.

The current owners, Peter Adams and Clare de Carteret-Bisson, have invested their passion and spent 15 years developing the resort and brand and building strong relationships with New Zealand specialist wholesalers and their inbound agents and within the New Zealand tourism industry.

Opportunities exist for new owners to further grow the business. Elevate the lodge to the next level and take the vacant super-lodge position with significantly higher nightly rates; add more suites, pods or glamping, extend the length of the season with new markets. New owners can target the profitable New Zealand and Australian market, Asia and the emerging South American markets.

Impressively well-equipped, the lodge is being sold as a turn-key business. Benefit from a profitable tourism business currently turning over $750k in a six-month period. The new owners can continue as hands-on managers or employ a professional couple to run the Lodge and its marketing.

The lodge has accommodation for two couples plus two laundries, workshop and ample storage. New owners may choose to build a luxury owner’s house to live the Nelson lifestyle or to live off-site. Whichever way it is run, the business comes with a comprehensive procedures manual, well-performing website, loyal staff and the chattels include everything you need to walk in and continue operating the business.

Ms Mansfield comments that the grounds of the lodge boast great birdlife - as all owners for the past 80 years have planted native trees to attract birds, while the current owners have developed five kilometers of walking tracks which the lodge's guests can explore and continue to the local beauty spot, the Riwaka Resurgence, where the Riwaka River emerges from the marble hillside at a site with Maori cultural significance.

This is a great time to enter the buoyant New Zealand luxury tourism market and this is a sensational business opportunity for new owners to leverage the hard work the current owners have invested into this stunning and unique property.

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