The Kerikeri property.

Land, plans, and resource consents for a major new tourism development in Northland is for sale. The property includes buildings currently occupied by seven tenants on short-term leases, which generate $95,553 plus GST per annum.

The 4.21-hectare site is located on State Highway 10 near Kerikeri, and is currently home to commercial, light industrial and residential buildings.
The plans approved by the Environment Court include a visitor centre with a focus on cultural trade activities, conference facilities, a hotel, restaurant, health spa or sports complex and a service station.

The architects’ designs for ‘The Orange Centre’ show multiple single-level structures alongside a two-storey 30-unit accommodation block.

“The current owners had ambitious visions for developing the sit off the back of the region’s growing tourism visitor numbers. However, the owners now realise that bringing their vision to fruition requires more resources and time than they possess,” said Anthony Van Gessel, salesperson for Bayleys Kerikeri.

“All the hard work of undertaking business case studies, having architects’ plans drafted, and steering the convoluted consenting process through the necessary approval channels, has all been done. The opportunity now is for an entrepreneur developer with the appropriate skills to pick up The Orange Centre baton and see the project through to completion.”

New Zealand Transport Agency data showed that the section has on average 9,415 vehicles drive past every day.