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Iconic Boat Shed Cafe and Bistro for Sale Queenstown

Iconic Boat Shed Café & Bistro Business For Sale in Queenstown

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Iconic Boat Shed Cafe and Bistro for Sale Queenstown

Queenstown's Iconic Waterfront Licenced Cafe & Bistro ‘The Boat Shed' is now on the Market!

  • Prime Lakefront position with stunning, sheltered Lakefront views
  • Situated in an historic Railway Ticket Office and Boat Shed
  • Featuring a highly profitable Cafe and Bistro, with both indoor and outdoor areas
  • Multiple accesses via road, footpath, and biking and walking tracks
  • Plus new Marina to open soon will only enhance this popular Queenstown location

Here is a fabulous opportunity to secure a hospitality venue with unbeatable lakefront views across Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables Mountain Range! If you've been waiting for a top Queenstown venue, with multiple accesses, don't delay, call Adrian right now! This won't last long on the market!

For more information or to arrange your viewing, please contact specialist Hospitality Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email

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The Lakefront Boat Shed Cafe & Bistro Queenstown

One of Queenstown’s most profitable and iconic waterfront licenced cafes is now for sale.

This café commands the most unique position, perched on an absolute lakefront site, with close-up views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountain Range, making this one of the most photographed and sought after locations in Queenstown. The café is located on the lakefront of the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu, this means the cafe is sheltered, and allows for guests to enjoy the most amazing lake and mountain views.

The Boat Shed Café & Bistro comprises a historic railway ticket office building, which was fully renovated in 2012. It is now utilised as a café premises, featuring a commercial kitchen. To the frontage a conservatory dining area has been converted from a lean to. The premise also features a large timber deck to the lake frontage, and courtyard, with barbecue, to the side and rear of the historic buildings. There is dedicated guest car park, and ancillary storage areas.

Current Operation:

  • Open daily from: 8am-5pm
  • Kitchen closing at 3pm
  • Available for Private Functions
  • Fully licensed Cafe & Bistro, up until 22:00

This great business is situated next the new Marina, which is currently under construction, and which will make this area one of Queenstown’s most popular locations. The project includes a full service marina, comprising private and commercial berths, fuel service, club rooms and approximately 17 floating boat sheds for commercial use, as well as boat ramps, and a public paid car park facility.

The Café is accessed from Sugar Lane off Frankton Road, and is also situated adjacent to the Queenstown Trails Trust 'Frankton to Queenstown' walking and biking track.

The final expiry of the lease is 30 September 2026, if the lease renewal is taken up under the terms of the lease.

The café and conservatory occupies approximately 108m2, storage 7.5m2, Deck 27m2, and the extensive outside dining areas to the west and south are approximately 592m2, and there are 7 allocated car parks outside the picket fence, surrounding the premises.

For more information and to arrange a viewing, please contact Adrian Chisholm, Specialist Tourism Business Broker on Mobile 021727888 or outside of New Zealand on +6421727888, or by email at

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+64 21 727 888
Licensed REAA 2008
Broker Ref: 70558

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