Opportunity to Acquire Gilgai Tavern, a Cornerstone in Kalbarri's Community

by Allan Johnson 22nd of February, 2024
Opportunity to Acquire Gilgai Tavern, a Cornerstone in Kalbarri's Community
Opportunity to Acquire Gilgai Tavern, a Cornerstone in Kalbarri's Community

Situated on the mouth of the Murchison River as it flows into the Indian Ocean is the picturesque town of Kalbarri, almost 600 kilometers north of Perth.

At the heart of the friendly community of Kalbarri is the newly-renovated Gilgai Tavern. With two fully equipped bar areas and comfortable seating for up to 200 patrons, the Tavern embodies the coastal, laid-back atmosphere residents and visitors expect.

It has become the local live music venue with visiting bands entertaining large crowds of patrons.

After 16 years of operation, the current owners have decided to retire, appointing business sale representative Loni Visser of Ray White Kalbarri to help them move on.

“This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for an excellent investment and a slower paced community,” Loni commented.

Gilgai Tavern - exterior

She explained, “The successful buyer can purchase the freehold property or the leasehold, listed at $700,000. The current owners have built a thriving business during some tough times for the hospitality industry, and now the Gilgai Tavern has never been more popular.”

The word Gilgai translates from the Kamilaroi, Wiradhuri and related Aboriginal languages as “small watering hole,” which is appropriate for this local focal point. However, the Tavern is not that small now.

So what does Kalbarri offer?

  • A population of 1,478 locals with a median age of 53 (you will be at the centre of the community)
  • Attracting over 200,000 tourists every year greynomads
  • A great destination for sea-changers who love the outdoors
  • A popular tourist location (easy access to the famous Kalbarri National Park)
  • An exciting surf beach for beginners and the best left hand break around (as well as reef breaks for the more experienced surfers)
  • An opportunity to swim or kayak in the Murchison River (if you tire of ocean swimming)
  • And we could go on (but we won’t!).

Gilgai Tavern - dining

Loni said, “The extensive renovations and expansion of the Gilgai Tavern has created an atmosphere catering to modern tastes while retaining the coastal feel locals and visitors expect. It’s strategically located in the heart of Kalbarri, so it’s part of the business precinct and easy to find.”

With stunning views of the Murchison River and the Indian Ocean, the expansive outdoor areas can be adapted to varying weather conditions. And, speaking of weather, Kalbarri’s temperatures range from highs of 33℃ in summer to lows of 10℃ in winter.

Since the disruption of the COVID pandemic, the business has enjoyed consistent growth, benefitting from the increasing numbers of sea-changers moving to the area and the returning tourists who enjoy lengthy stays in the region.

Loni emphasised, “The region's popularity is expected to continue creating more opportunities for business growth. The buyers could add new service options and there is space for physical expansion of facilities.”

Gilgai Tavern - Patio

“Although the current owners have managed the Tavern,” Loni continued, “employing a manager to work with the existing experienced and loyal staff is possible.”

For anyone seeking a lucrative financial investment and a fantastic lifestyle, the Gilgai Tavern could be yours. For more details and to express your interest, contact Ilona Visser from Ray White, Kalbarri on 0458 663 995.

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