Published on May 24th, 2018 | by adventuremag0
For Sale – Land, lifestyle and business – Adventure Waikato
This property offers an idyllic lifestyle supported by an established business with further growth opportunities. Situated amid rolling pasture, native bush, picturesque waterfalls and underground caves, ‘Adventure Waikato’ is an iconic kiwi business making the most of farming and tourism in this unique and truly New Zealand wonderland. This could be the opportunity you have been dreaming of, education or corporate investment, tourism venture, private sanctuary, farming or lifestyle, the options and potential are abound in this stunning location.
The 37.7 hectare (more or less) block in two titles was originally part of the vendors larger sheep and beef operation. Adventure Waikato was established in 1995 and is a much loved operation that has grown from strength to strength. The business currently targets corporate and school groups with a wide range of adventure activities to get your adrenaline pumping. The operation includes caving, abseiling, 220m zip line, waterfall climb, clay-targets, rifle shooting, archery and team building activities. The property has been naturally utilized to provide a business that is well recognized as a valuable provider of safe, enjoyable and meaningful outdoor activities and team building programs for education and adventure. The business has an extensive website, is accredited with an Outdoorsmark Safety certification, all safety audit/risk analysis and management systems are in place, and there is an established client base.
There is self-contained backpacker style accommodation that sleeps up to 26 people which is shared between the cottage and converted woolshed, both with attached ablution blocks including showers and toilets. A kitchen, 10×9 conference/function room, and an extensive outdoor dining courtyard area with a fireplace complete this package. Two gear and utility sheds house the activity equipment.
There is approximately 19 hectares of rolling pasture which is currently leased and could be continued if desired. Seven hectares of native bush has a QEII covenant to protect the picturesque sanctuary for the benefit of present and future generations. The balance in pasture, native trees, stream and a small area of replanted pine and natives. Jurassic Journey is one of the many popular activities which includes ancient rock formations, streams, beautiful native forest and caves, forming a large part of the properties unique characteristics. Underground this property is a one of kind and features approximately 1.5 kilometres of surveyed limestone caves in two main systems, the Ruru cave and the Glow-worm cave, both with extensive displays of crystal formations and glow-worms.
Located in the attractive Waikorea Valley in the North Waikato, you have all the benefits of rural isolation while still being easily accessible for day visits, Auckland is approximately 90mins away and it is one hour to Hamilton. An abundance of recreational activities are located close by with the west coast beaches only fifteen minutes drive offering fishing, white baiting, kayaking and swimming. Te Akau Sports Complex (including nine hole golf course) and Waingaro Hot Springs are both 25 minutes away, while local Te Akau school provides a great country school environment for any expanding family.
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