Idyllic beachfront lifestyle within sight of Sky Tower

10:48 AM Saturday September 6, 2014 Colin Taylor

Aerial view of Clarks Beach Holiday Park at the southern heads of the Manukau Harbour showing its waterside setting.

Clarks Beach Holiday Park on the southern heads of the Manukau Harbour is being offered for sale as a going concern business, including all the park’s buildings and a leasehold interest in the land, through Mark Prujean of ABC Business Sales for an asking price $1.55 million.

Prujean says the holiday park at 226 Torkar Road Extension, Clarks Beach, is set on 2.087 hectares of beautiful waterfront land and is easily accessed along well formed roads about 20 minutes off the State Highway One motorway.

“The area is something of a secret hideaway within the Auckland region and retains all the charm of a remote, semi-rural retreat,” Prujean says.

“It’s the perfect business for a buyer who would like to run a holiday park in a peaceful rural environment with fishing, scallop hunting and boating just 30 metres from the back door but within sight of Auckland city’s Sky Tower.”

With panoramic views of an adjacent 18 hole golf course and the beach, Clarks Beach Holiday Park features an indoor covered solar heated swimming pool, hire bikes and karts, mini-golf, a pool room, volleyball, croquet and petanque courts. Kayaks and dinghies are also available for hire with life jackets. A superette and takeaway store are located nearby.

The park has conference room/classroom and offers excellent team building activities for groups, families, school camps, sports groups and corporate seminars.   

Prujean says the opportunity to purchase the business and assets of Clark’s Beach Holiday Park has only arisen because the current owner of 18 years now wishes to retire “and let another family enjoy an ever ongoing holiday lifestyle”.

Prujean says the business has low maintenance buildings and will give a good year round income allowing a new owner to spend with their family “or keep a day job in Auckland”.

The land is leased from Auckland Council and there is around 28 years remaining on the original 33-year term. The ground rent is based on a percentage of business turnover and is currently around $12,000 per annum..

“Holiday makers who are guests at the park come to Clarks Beach for the fishing, boating, swimming, golf or just to relax with their family and friends,” Prujean says.

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 Aerial view directly over Clarks Beach Holiday Park

A selection of accommodation options suits a variety of incomes and comprises lodges housing up to 18 persons, five cabins, six motel styled units, eight on-site caravans, backpacker units, a hundred tent sites including some with power sources and 14 Leisurebuilt units.

All the accommodation facilities are set around centrally located amenities which include men’s and women’s shower and toilet facilities,a solar-heated covered swimming pool, TV room, laundry, games room, internet kiosk and wireless connectivity, trampoline and children’s play equipment, barbecues with covered dining area; fish cleaning and smoking facilities, boat ramp, boat cleaning area and boat parking; and gated security.

The purchase of the business assets includes a large three-storey, five-bedroom family home with attached office, store rooms and garaging for easy operation. The ground floor comprises a near new kitchen, large lounge, two bedrooms, two offices, bathroom with separate toilet, laundry and two single garages. The second floor has the master bedroom with ensuite and large wardrobe, bathroom with separate toilet and two good sized bedrooms. “Three extra rooms on the third level not currently used and these would make a perfect children’s play area or could be converted to extra bedrooms or backpacker rooms,” Prujean says. To the rear of the house is a private garden with barbecue area and spa pool, separate double garage and car port, and a large private grassed area leading to the water’s edge.

Prujeans says the commute to Auckland airport at Mangere from Clarks Beach Holiday Park takes about 40 minutes. “Pukekohe is 30 minutes’ drive away and Papakura 15 minutes so it is ideal for someone wishing to retain their current job. The park is owned by a single guy who has Friday to Monday off every second weekend and who has help from one part-time cleaner and a full-time caretaker, who manages the park in his absence.”

Prujean says that over the last two years the vendor has invested over $250,000 on upgrading the holiday park’s amenities with the profit line showing a marked improvement.

“These improvements include changing to eco-friendly lighting among other things to trim the power bill and putting new decks and roofs on existing buildings. The older onsite caravans have been slowly replaced over the last five years with new Leisurebuilt one and two bedroom units which are clean, tidy and appealing to the eye.”

The rural aspect of the area is also a big draw card for holiday makers wanting a break from city life in Auckland and yet not wanting to travel long distances to enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural seaside environments.

“In addition this area is known for having some of Auckland's finest gardens, charming wedding chapels, boutique vineyards, the Miranda Shorebird Centre, olive groves, six golf courses, Spooker’s horror-themed homestead, the Amazing Maze and Corn Evil; and the Glenbrook vintage railway.

“For a family wanting the best of both worlds, Clarks Beach Holiday Park offers a relaxing lifestyle with a good income and is also close enough to Auckland for commuting to work, schools and the universities. With so few waterside holiday parks this close to the CBD, it will always be in demand..”