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Lake Tekapo - the centre of the universe!

the commercial zone - what potential!

superb dining with breath taking scenery

comfortable accommodation; unsurpassed billion dollar lake and alpine views

The Concept

The intention is to undertake an integrated village resort development offering a wide choice of accommodation ranging from super luxury 5 star+ all-suite spa resort, condominiums, a mid market hotel, mid market family motel, budget motel down to a back packers lodge all supported with extensive underground parking and infrastructure. Complementing this is the establishment of an international airport gateway, residential, a shopping mall for retail and commercial, country club, 2 x 18 hole international championship golf courses, multi-purpose sporting stadium, marina complex, a specialist medical hospital and clinic, an integrated retirement facility, development and expansion of ski-fields, full supporting infrastructure including a village mono-rail transit system linking to a cable car system for a panoramic 15km direct trip to the ski-fields. On completion, the resort will be ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 compliant

Proposed Disbursement

US$13 million Strategic Properties Acquisition


US$2 million Finalisation of Strategic Plan

Environmental Impact Engineers
Resort/Urban Planners
Design Architects
Resource Consents


US$20 million Village Infrastructure including:

Roads, curbs and channelling
By-Pass Road
Water & Sewerage
Waste Disposal
Domain Landscaping
Garden of Remembrance
Church (non denominational)
Cable TV
Suspension Bridge with Bungy Jumping
Mono-Rail / Cable Car link


US$40 million Lake Tekapo International Airport including underground car parking consisting of:

Airstrip capable of 747 capacity
Infrastructure Buildings


US$171.3 million 536 Condominium Units including underground car parking consisting of:

280 x 2 Bedroom 120m2 Units (US$59.55 million)
160 x 3 Bedroom 210m2 Units (US$56.1 million)
96 x 4 Bedroom 350m2 Penthouse Units (US$55.62 million)


US$72.88 million 750 Short Term Accommodation Units including underground parking consisting of:

1 x 150 Suite 5 Star+ All-Suite Hotel with Spa Centre (US$ 23.86 million)
1 x 280 Suites & Rooms 4 Star Hotel (US$ 26.69 million)
1 x 80 Unit 3 Star Motel (US$ 7.88 million)
1 x 80 Unit 1 Star Budget Motel (US$ 4.69 million)
1 x 160 Room Back Packers' Lodge (US$ 4.24 million)
1 x Ecole Hotelier (The Tekapo School of Hotels) &
      Secondary High School (US$ 5.54 million)


US$5.12 million Village Tavern including underground parking consisting of:

Public Bar
Lounge Bar
Bistro Restaurant
Garden Bar
Bottle Shop
Drive Thru Bottle Shop


US$26.3 million Country Club including car parking consisting of:

2 x 18 Hole International Championship Golf Courses
2 x Club Houses, Bars and Restaurants
8 Squash Courts
6 Astro-Turf Day & Night Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Courts
Fitness Centre with Saunas, Spas and Massage
50m Indoor/Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool & Children's Wadding Pool
Bowling Rink
Adventure Playground


US$30 million Multi-Purpose Stadium including car parking consisting of:

Multi-Purpose Grand Stand
Equestrian Centre with
Horse Race Track
Harness Race Track
International Athletics Track
International Racing Car Speed Way

Driving School and Circuit


US$3.45 million Light Industrial Centre consisting of:

Timber Joinery
Aluminium Joinery
Concrete Batching Plant
Motor Pool & Workshop
Clock Factory
Cold Store
Laundry / Dry Cleaner


US$15.1 million Village Mall including underground parking consisting of:


Retail -

Hardware Store
Men's Shoes & Clothing
Beauty Salon 
Hot Bread Shop
2 x Banks
Food Court

Department & Electrical Store
Post Office
Ladies Shoes & Clothing 
News Agency / Office Supplies 
Florist / Garden

Commercial -

Medical Clinic
Dental Clinic

10 x Offices for Rent 
Veterinary Clinic 


US$11.59 million Entertainment Complex including underground parking consisting of:

Cinema Multiplex
Indoor Auditorium/Ice Skating
Rollerblade Park

Adventure Playground


US$3.46 million Service Stations including parking consisting:

Shell with International branded Take-away Food
BP with International branded Take-away Food


US$3.94 million Marina including underground parking consisting:

Club House and Licensed Restaurant
Dock with 10 berths
50 berths Dry Stack


US$16 million Specialist Medical Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre including underground parking


US$11 million Integrated Retirement/Activity Village including underground parking consisting:

60 x 2 Bedroom 100m2 Units


US$26.52 million Premier Luxury Residential Housing including underground car parking consisting of:

40 x 4/5 Bedroom Residences of 420m2


US$21.78 million Staff Quarters 400 including underground car parking


US$13.67 million Expansion of The Two Thumbs Range Ski Field


US$22.67 million Alpine Theme Park


US$48.94 million Contingency Fund

Why Lake Tekapo?

The list could fill a volume the size of "Gone with the Wind" so to avoid further prolonged dissertation, a summary of highlighted points only is detailed:

* All the usual positive tourism selling features and more!
* Closest convenient over-night point to
New Zealand's number one icon, Mt. Cook.
* Half way between Queenstown (NZ's current premier destination) and
* Enjoys one of the sunniest and driest climates in
New Zealand.
New Zealand is still one of the last tourism frontiers, "undiscovered" and unvisited, on earth thereby offering exceptional potential to the smart global industry professional.
* Because of the exchange rates to the NZ$, it is most favourable for international tourism.
* Located in one of the world's least crowded countries.
* Located in a country which is revered for peace, political stability, economic stability, no threats and a warm, welcoming hospitable population.
* Offers the opportunity to combine adventure, excitement, adrenalin, amazement and outdoor activity set against a backdrop of breath-taking natural beauty.
* Great food and wine.
* No inoculations required.
* It is one of the few destinations in the country that faces North/South so enjoys excellent sun in winter (as well as good feng shui).
* Zero pollution.
* Winter days exceptionally still and crystal clear.
* Incredibly clear starry nights, and brilliant sunny days.
* Awesome pristine scenery with remarkable turquoise blue lakes, valleys of emerald green, snow capped mountains and glaciers all add to vistas that are truly breathtaking.
* One of the few destinations which can enjoy two high seasons - Summer aquatic centred and Winter alpine centred. This means that there should be ten months of the year at peak capacity with the two low months allowing venue changes for the oncoming season.
* Topography offers an exceptional and endless range of pursuits which really is only limited by the imagination and financial resources available.
* Because of its elevation, it boasts the highest golf club, and on construction, race courses in
* With the existing businesses, which will be part of the acquisition for development, it has the unique advantage of having a "cash generator" in-situ during construction.
* Most visitors believe that
Lake Tekapo is truly special, with an unique spirit which touches them and remains with them for the rest of their lives. (I am one of these)


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