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Removals to Auckland

If you need a trusted and reliable moving company for your removals to Auckland, look no further than 1st Move International. We provide a premium service to ensure the safety of your belongings.

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Over 66,000 British expats live in New Zealand, with many of them calling Auckland home. As the economic hub of New Zealand, Auckland offers thriving job market for UK professionals. There is a strong expat community in the city, which makes it easier for Brits to settle.

Benefit from Fast Track customs clearance, a personal move manager, and our 25+ years of experience in international relocations. Simply fill out our quick and easy form to get a free and accurate quote for your move to Auckland.

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How Much Does it Cost for Removals to Auckland?

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International removal costs from the UK to Auckland will cost around £1,049 for a small (shared container) move. If you’re moving a large number of items (20ft container), expect to pay from £3,147. These costs are rough guidelines, and your total moving costs will depend on the size and destination of the move.

International Removals Costs from the UK to Auckland in 2024

Move Size Shipping Method Cost (GBP)
Small Move Shared Container From £1,049
Medium Move (3-bed house) 20ft Container From £3,147
Large Move (4-5 bed house) 40ft Container From £6,295

Prices shown are port to port freight costs and do not include UK collection or packing costs.

To get an accurate fee for your removals to Auckland, request a quick free quote, talk to our team live or give us a call on 0117 9828 123.

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Unique Benefits

Why use 1st Move International for your Removals to Auckland?

We are leading the way in international removals, guaranteeing a faster, safer, and smarter move.

It Doesn't End There...

  • 25 years’ experience providing international moving services to Auckland
  • Members of the British Association of Removers
  • Members of the British International Freight Association
  • Modern fleet and fully trained packers and movers
  • Fully insured from your UK home to your destination in Auckland
  • Your own personal, dedicated move manager
  • Free UK storage up to the next scheduled sailing date
  • Electronic and Fast Track customs clearance in the UK and Auckland
  • Faster weekly sailings to Auckland direct from UK ports
  • Track your transatlantic shipment live with 24/7 container tracking
Shipping Options

Shipping Options for your Move to Auckland

Your items will be shipped via sea freight for your removals to Auckland. You’ll have the option of either shipping via a Shared Container or Full Container.

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container Shipping to Auckland

This type of sea freight is suited for smaller moves, such as those moving the contents of a 2-3 bedroom home. You'll share a container with other customers and pay for what you use, making it the most cost-effective way to move to Auckland. Rest assured, we operate a weekly shipping service where we ship your items alongside commercial goods.

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Loading a Full Container with 1st Move Pallets

Full Container Shipping to Auckland

Full Container Shipping means only your items will be in either a 20ft or 40ft container. This is the most popular method of shipping for people moving the contents of a 3+ bedroom property. This eliminates third-party handling of your items, ensuring a safe and secure journey.

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Our Unique, Safer Packing Process

We are the only international removal company to use our shrink-fast packing method, which is why we have the lowest insurance claims record in the sector.

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Our Service

Our UK to Auckland Relocation Service Includes:

Our expertise in the industry means you get so much more when you use 1st Move International.

Personal move manager

You’ll get a move manager who will be there to guide you through the process. They are experts in customs protocols, on hand to answer all your questions about your move to Auckland.

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Full moving insurance cover

Our insurance options include everything from basic to full cover. You can insure specific items or the whole contents of your move. We go the extra mile to ensure the safety of your items, but insurance will give you peace of mind.

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Fast-track customs clearance

Benefit from Fast Track customs clearance thanks to our packing techniques. We also take care of customs regulations, documents, and inspections to get you moved in no time.

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 Auckland skyline at sunrise after removals to Auckland, New Zealand
135,000+ Happy Customers
9,240,000+ Cubic Feet Shipped
25+ Years' Experience

Some Happy Auckland Movers

Find out what our Auckland movers have to say about our service.

N Bath

Bristol to Auckland, New Zealand

The whole process ran smoothly and entirely to plan with the packing being exemplary. The handling at the New Zealand end was easy primarily due I think to the packing principles and skills of the Avonmouth guys. Thanks team, if I were to do this again I would certainly choose you guys and would recommend you guys to anyone.

A Kirby

Huddersfield to Auckland, New Zealand

Very good service. The people who picked up my shipping were pleasant and helpful and so were the office staff. It was all delivered in very good condition. Nothing was broken or seriously damaged. A very good and friendly company.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Moving to Auckland FAQs

International removals from the UK to Auckland will take 44 days. This is the time it takes from port to port and doesn’t factor in the time for packing, customs or further delivery in Auckland.

It'll cost £1,049 for a small furniture shipment to Auckland. Expect to pay £3,147 on average for a larger move via Full Container Shipping. Your total costs will depend on the size of the move and final destination.

Get a tailored free quote for your international removals to Auckland. You can also call us on +44 117 9828 123 or talk to an expert live.

The best time to move to Auckland will depend on your circumstances. If you’re moving with children, the school term starts in January/February and ends in December, so moving in the Summer holidays (December to January) will give you time to adjust. Late spring to early Autumn (November to April) offers more comfortable weather for your move.

Auckland offers a more relaxed way of life than the UK, with outdoor activities acting as an important part of its culture. The city has a diverse culture and a strong job market, making it easy for British expats to adjust. However, housing costs and the general cost of living is more expensive in Auckland than the UK so you will need to factor this into your moving budget.

If you plan on living in Auckland for less than 6 months, you don’t need to apply for a visa, just a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). However, if you want to work and live in the city, you’ll need to obtain a visa. The most popular type of visa to do this are; Working Holiday Visa, Essential Skills Work Visa, Partner and Children Visa, Fee-Paying Student Visa and Investment Visa.

We will need the following documents to ship your items to Auckland:

  • Passport: A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Visa or Permit: You must hold a valid visa or New Zealand passport.
  • Packing Inventory: A list of all items to be shipped.
  • Unaccompanied Personal Baggage Declaration (NZCS218): Our team will supply you with this and help you complete it.

Your documents can be securely uploaded through our document transfer page.

Read our detailed customs guide for New Zealand to find out more.

If you want to live in Central Auckland, try Ponsonby for a good nightlife scene and trendy restaurants. Mount Eden, also in Central Auckland, boasts good schools and plenty of green spaces, making it ideal for families. Try Devonport in North Shore if you’re a beach lover looking for a community feel.

You can track your shipment to Auckland with our 24/7 container tracking tool. Once your items have left the UK, you’ll receive a tracking number which can be live tracked all the way to Auckland.

Yes, our other company Autoshippers, can ship your vehicle from the UK to Auckland. This can be done either by specialist Ro Ro (Roll on Roll off) services from Southampton or inside a container. You will need to get permission and Vehicle Import Approval so we can do this.


Useful Resources & Services for Auckland, New Zealand

International Removals UK to New Zealand

Discover our full door-to-door removals services to New Zealand with unbeatable packing and fast weekly shipping.

Shipping Personal Effects to New Zealand Customs Guide

We cover all the legalities of shipping household goods from the UK to New Zealand.

New Zealand Moving Guides

Whether you're looking for basic moving tips, city info, or full visa and immigration guides we've got you covered.

Container Shipping Costs UK to New Zealand

Get the latest information on UK to New Zealand container shipping costs and American container ports.

New Zealand Container Shipping Schedules

We post up-to-date sailing schedule information and as part of our weekly shipping promise we'll tell you in advance what ship we can get your personal effects on.

Car Shipping to New Zealand

We ship cars too. Get more information on our car shipping service.

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.