Another coastal holiday camp for sale

5:00 AM Saturday May 16, 2015 Colin Taylor

Good aerial view of Big Bay Holiday Park at 271 Big Bay Rd, Waiuku.

The Big Bay Holiday Park located on 1.5 hectares of coastal land on the northeastern tip of the Awhitu Peninsula just 90 minutes’ drive south from downtown Auckland is for sale as a freehold property and going concern business.    

“The holiday camp is just across the road from beautiful Big Bay Beach with its many mature trees that ring with the sound of tuis,” says Larry Tompkins of Ray White Waiuku who is marketing the property and business situated at 271 Big Bay Rd, Waiuku.

The property and business will be sold by auction at Ray White’s auction rooms at 7/14 Railway St West, Papakura, at 12 noon on Friday June 5 unless they are sold earlier by negotiation.

“For the buyer this sale represents the chance for an extraordinary lifestyle change just an hour and a half from central Auckland,” Tompkins says.

Big Bay Beach is one of five sandy beaches on the western shores of the Manukau Harbour and is a little over 600 metres in length. The beach has a boat ramp at the northern end and an amenities block and children’s playground at the southern end. The nearest school is at Matakawau Village, 15 minutes’ drive on the main road to Waiuku which is the nearest town.

“The Ian and Helen Parry, the holiday park’s owners for 11 years, have thoroughly enjoyed their time here raising a family in a virtual paradise but it is now the time for them to move on to new challenges with travel being foremost among  them,” Tompkins says.

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Slightly elevated view depicting Big Bay Holiday Park main office/reception building along with cabins etc. 

The Parrys have overseen major improvements to the property including building a two-storied three-bedroom home incorporating a takeaway bar, general store and ice cream parlour on the ground floor level. The park’s old septic tanks have also been replaced with a NaturalFlow eco-wastewater and sewerage bio-friendly system along with the installation of a modern recycling station with a glass crushing machine.

The property encompasses over 800 sq m of buildings including the owners’ residence and store, three self-contained units, seven kitchenette cabins, an amenities block with coin operated showers, a coin operated automatic laundry, camp kitchen, children’s playground, wood fired pizza oven, barbecues and brazier for the use of campers..

The park has 50 power and tent sites for campers and plenty of off-street parking for motor homes, caravans and trailer boats.

“In addition to the cash flow from guests, the shop and takeaway bar; the park has an income stream from 14 annual site holders with caravans on site year round,” Tompkins says. “Forward bookings for guests are in place up to the end of 2015.”

Tomkins says the holiday park has become a magnet for local and visiting fishers with some impressive trophy snapper caught in the nearby harbour waters. The grounds include areas for fish cleaning along with boat and larger vehicle parking.

“This is an excellent safe spot for families with Big Bay Beach just a stroll across the road from the holiday park,” Tompkins says.

“It has everything a buyer looking for a home and income in an idyllic marine environment could wish for.”  

Overseas buyers should seek advice from the Overseas Investment Authority (OIA) on their ability to purchase this property.