Key Information - New Zealand

  • Border status - As of Friday 4th March, the New Zealand border will open to New Zealanders and other elligible travellers.
  • Average shipping cost - £1,285
  • Average transit time - 55 days
  • Population - 5.084 million
  • Most common language - English
  • Climate - New Zealand’s climate ranges subtropical temperatures in the north near Auckland of and a cooler climate in the south.
  • Currency - New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

How Much Does International Removals From The UK to New Zealand Cost?

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to New Zealand starts from £1,285 for a shared container service, £4,750 for a 3 bed house and £8,350 for a 4 or 5 bed house. The port-to-port shipping cost will ultimately depend the size of your move and final location in New Zealand.

When it comes to shipping to New Zealand, 1st Move International has over 25 years experience working with individuals, families and commercial exporting companies. Our pricing model is based purely on only paying for the space you use meaning every price is fully bespoke.

Shipping and Moving Costs from the UK to New Zealand

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 Bed Home in a 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4 or 5 Bed Home in a 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Auckland, New Zealand From £1,285 £4,900 £8,350
Wellington, New Zealand From £1,322 £4,750 £8,050

* Our costs table should be used as a guide only. As we do not know your collection or destination address, or how much you plan to ship, these costs do not include the following charges: UK collection, onward delivery from the port in New Zealand to your new home, professional packing and loading costs.

For a bespoke quote for shipping to New Zealand, use our removals quote form or contact a member of our team for more information.

How Long Does Removals to New Zealand Take?

Port to port shipping to New Zealand typically takes 50-60 days depending on the ports used and the final destination of your shipment. The main ports used in shipping to New Zealand are Auckland and Wellington on the northern ireland and Christchurch to the south.

Due to our unique packing that allows us to ship alongside commercial export companies, 1st Move International has access to shipments leaving the UK for New Zealand and other nations on a guaranteed weekly basis. Whether you need a full 40ft container or just a small pallet, your shipment can leave the UK on the next available weekly sailing.

Please check our New Zealand sailing schedules for more detailed information.

The Benefits of Using 1st Move For Your International Removals to New Zealand

With more than 25 years experience of shipping to New Zealand, 1st Move International We’re the experts in the international moving process and go above and beyond to ensure that your goods are delivered safely and on-time.

We provide safe, secure and fast weekly shipping from the UK to New Zealand. We’re able to give you quick, accurate and competitive quotes on all your goods. From the moment you ask us for a shipping quote to the point where you open up your possessions in New Zealand, we are with you every step of the way.

Don’t just take our word for it, read testimonials from individuals and families who we have helped move across the world from the UK to New Zealand.

Container ship sailing fast

Guaranteed Weekly Shipping Service

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing systems allow us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.
Ship it like the pros with our guaranteed weekly shipping services.

Covid Safe Packing Badge
Packed pallets lined up

Science Behind Our COVID Safe Packing

Palletised removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrinkwrap packing stops the handling of individual items to ensure a Zero Touch delivery. This also reduces the risks of damage and improves the security of your goods.

Pallets being measured

Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

Size does matter! International moving costs are determined by the total volume of your move.
Each pallet is measured exactly after packing to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

Experienced & Dedicated Move Managers

With over 25 years experience in international removals to New Zealand, we are experts at moving overseas from the UK. When you choose us when moving to New Zealand from the UK, we will provide you with a dedicated and experienced Move Manager to make the whole process as stress free as possible.

Your Move Manager will be with you at every step of your journey during your move from the UK to New Zealand and will be on hand to guide you through the process, answer questions and offer helpful advice to ensure a smooth transition to New Zealand.

The 1st Move Price Guarantee

Our bespoke packing methods ensure that you only pay for exactly what you ship. Once packed, your pallets can be precisely measured, giving you the exact volume of your shipment. No guessing!

We'll even send you photos of your finished pallets to give you peace of mind, and all shipments are independently measured, weighed and security checked by the shipping line before departure.

Unbeatable Packing

Our team are experts at efficiently packing household goods and personal possessions. We have pioneered a unique way of ensuring we minimise, at all costs, the chances of damage to your personal effects during the shipping process to New Zealand.

You can be assured of a safe and secure house move with our Shrink Fast packing systems, watch our moving video below and see how we ensure your personal effects safely get to New Zealand.

Looking to move to New Zealand?

Complete our online international removal quote form and your quotation will be sent via email within 24 hours. If you’d like to ask a question right away, visit our contact page or call us on 0800 3890784.

We also offer a number of helpful guides on life in New Zealand and what items you can ship there:
Moving to New Zealand - An Ultimate Guide
Shipping to New Zealand: What You Can and Can’t Bring

Frequently Asked Questions on Shipping to Australia (FAQ)

Yes. There are two different methods to secure a retirement visa for New Zealand. Both require applicants to be in good health, to invest funds into the country and have sufficient funds to support their lifestyles.

You will need to acquire a suitable visa or apply for residency in order to successfully migrate to New Zealand. It’s best to research specific New Zealand visa requirements before you move. There are different visa options available that might suit your needs best. Work Visas, Working Holiday Visas and Student Visas are all popular methods of moving to New Zealand.

There are many benefits of moving to New Zealand, such as low cost of living, great healthcare (New Zealand was ranked 24th in the world in 2021 compared to the UK at 31st), friendly people, better outdoor lifestyles and enjoyable climate. Attractive beaches, unique wildlife and a laid back lifestyle are a few more of the main features that draw so many people to New Zealand every year.

Some of the cons of living in New Zealand include expensive imported goods, limited career options for some fields of employment and the long distance from the UK.

Read more Pros and Cons of Living in New Zealand.

Depending on where you live in New Zealand, a single person should expect costs of around 1,400 NZD (around £800) per month, this doesn’t include rent or housing costs.

Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

From start to finish the process to move our goods from the UK to the USA was seamless. Wonderful communication from everyone involved, and our belongings arrived in flawless condition. Highly recommend!

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.

In the midst of life's challenges, they made an international move an easy process.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move.

I would give more stars if I could! 1st Move shipped 4 large pallets from the UK to the US for me and what seemed like such a daunting task to me, they handled awesomely!

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. Highly recommend and would definitely use again. Super helpful friendly team with brilliant communication who helped us every step of the way guiding us through all paperwork rules and regs. Thanks so much.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move. It is amazing that there was no damage taking into consideration that there was an Atlantic crossing, countless warehouse moves, train shipments, and truck deliveries. The only moving company I recommend!

Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods from the UK.

Once packed, your pallets are photographed and pictures of your shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.