News release

Tourist-favourite hotel for sale in West Coast township

This is a rare opportunity to acquire Te Weheka and continue the vendors’ vision for a convenient lodge in the heart of Fox Glacier.

July 29, 2023

Simon Dennis

Marketing & Communications Manager
+64 212 106 917

JLL is delighted to present a boutique hotel in the popular Fox Glacier to the market, now time to pass on to the next operator after Te Weheka was created to be the ideal place to stay for the active traveller. 15 Main Road, Fox Glacier is a small, generously proportioned hotel of 20 rooms and one suite, as well as a restaurant and commercial kitchen, and manager’s accommodation. Situated in the heart of Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s stunning West Coast, this hotel caters to the adventure tourist looking for a comfortable, convenient place to stay while taking in the incredible vistas around the Fox River.

Positioned on Main Road (State Highway 6), the site comprises 1,697sqm and features a three-storey main hotel with guest rooms, communal lounge, restaurant, and kitchen, while a second single-level building acts as reception, storage, and further guest room. There are 20 covered parking bays to accommodate the primary tourist base that drive to visit the area. With tourist numbers climbing following the pandemic and the South Island permanently a drawcard, this is a unique opportunity for owner-occupiers and investors with vision to get a foothold in a world-renowned hotspot.

JLL has been exclusively appointed to market 15 Main Road, Fox Glacier for sale by way of Expressions of Interest.

Te Weheka in Fox Glacier is a tourist-favourite for adventurers to the bustling township.

JLL Director – Hotels and Hospitality Nick Thompson highlights the location as a significant factor in the appeal of the boutique hotel.

“Fox Glacier serves as a centre for the local agricultural sector, and is a popular tourist destination for adventure tourists,” says Thompson. “Located across the road from a Department of Conservation office and just a short stroll to a local helicopter tour company, Te Weheka is perfectly placed to cater to a range of adventurers, from hikers all the way through to thrill-seekers. The township of Fox Glacier is a popular stop along the West Coast, just a 3-hour drive to Wanaka and the ever-popular Central Otago region.”

With the destination in mind, JLL Christchurch Broker Paul Lysaght suggests the popularity of the current hotel business sets a firm foundation for new owners to hit the ground running.

“Te Weheka was started by the current owners as ‘the ideal place to stay for active travellers’, and the next owner will benefit from its reputation as convenient, comfortable, and social accommodation while taking in the beauty of the Fox Glacier area,” says Lysaght. “With the commercial kitchen and existing restaurant onsite, there is an opportunity for the astute investor to build on the food and beverage offering at the hotel and create a destination for locals as well as tourists.”

Fox Glacier is a premier tourist destination in a part of New Zealand surrounded by must-see locations. This boutique hotel presents a rare opportunity to play a part in the growing and resurging tourist sector. A turnkey property, or the base for your dream hotel project, 15 Main Road, Fox Glacier is a must-see listing.

Interested parties should contact the sole agents at JLL for more information.


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