Yes after 35 years it's For Sale
you could walk in tomorrow and start operating No Rent to Pay, (you own the building)
THE ELLENBOROUGH FALLS ATTRACT over 30,000 people a year
Easter 2016 and 2017 saw over 3,000 visitors over the weekend.
The kiosk is "off the grid" and operates on LPG: the brand new gas stove (2108) and fridge 2017 and hot water system. There is no mains power and with the new Telstra tower phone reception is available at the reserve. We have operated the kiosk as 3 individual sole traders though still keeping the traditional kiosk baked food, sourced from local produce where we can and good old fashioned home style cooking. Now the kiosk is solely owned by Barbara Jackson.
The present building is situated on crown land and I have had a lease with Greater Taree Community Reserves, Reserve Trust (the Trust) since our inception in 1984. We have (2018) a further two years on a five year licence ‘Licence Agreement for Occupation of Land’. The renewable lease to council is $650 per year, meaning no rent to pay!!
In discussion with Crown Lands and Local Mid Coast Council a new five year licence will be issued to new owners.
The Expenditure and takings in the kiosk can fluctuate with seasons though we have seen an increase in tourists over recent years bringing an increase in trade. People still visit in winter. At present the kiosk is open Friday Saturday and Sunday and every day during school holidays. We have opened during the week over the lunch period and there are plenty of people on the roads but I do not have the energy to do this just now. This little business would suit a family moving to the area.
The kiosk can cater for large groups, in 2014 we catered to 120 people for a War Veterans event and with the recent resurfacing of the road we have seen increased traffic, also, other than the general store the kiosk is the only food outlet in Elands so you have a captive audience. 2018 I catered to 50 people for the Westpac Helicopter rescue service fundraising event and luncheons and morning teas for Elders from groups in the Manning.
With Christmas fast approaching this is the time to buy this business. Christmas holidays are very busy, with the carpark full to overflowing with tourists.
If you're interested please contact Barbara to talk through the possibilites that can come from owning this business. .
2014 War Veterans Remembrance Drive Assoc. organised unveiling of the Neville Reginald Howse VC memorial at Ellenborough Falls.
The kiosk catered for over 120 people