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International Removals to New Zealand

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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.

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.

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.

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Benefits of 1st Move International

Further Benefits

  • 25 years’ experience providing international moving services to New Zealand
  • 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 New Zealand
  • Your own personal, dedicated move manager
  • Free UK storage up to the next scheduled sailing date
  • Electronic and Fastrack customs clearance in the UK and New Zealand
  • Faster weekly sailings to New Zealand direct from UK ports
  • Track your shipment live with 24/7 container tracking
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International Removals to New Zealand The "1st Move Way"

A beautiful, blue lake view after international removals to New Zealand
135,000+ Happy Customers
9,240,000+ Cubic Feet Shipped
25+ Years' Experience
Our Service

A UK to New Zealand Relocation Service Like No Other

Established in 1997, 1st Move International has consistently set the standard in international relocation, specialising in moves from the UK to New Zealand. Over 25 years, our seasoned team has honed its skills and industry insight, assisting countless individuals and businesses with their transition. Our approach is meticulous and adapted to your unique requirements, promising a seamless and professional experience. Trust us for a stress-free and expertly managed move from the UK to New Zealand.

Dedicated Move Manager

Entrust your relocation with a Personal Move Manager dedicated to your move. As a specialist in international removals, they will meticulously manage each aspect, including customs processes and documentation. Serving as your sole point of contact, they will address all your concerns and guarantee the secure transportation of your possessions to New Zealand.

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Moving Insurance Cover

Opt for the ideal safeguard for your items with our comprehensive shipping insurance. Providing cover against damage or loss during transit and storage, our insurance options are designed to fit various budgets and requirements, ensuring a stress free international move.

Our Insurance Options

Customs Clearance

Benefit from our in-depth customs understanding for your move to New Zealand. Our role as certified brokers involves efficiently managing all necessary paperwork and adhering to regulations, expediting the customs clearance. This service guarantees the swift arrival of your possessions at your new residence in New Zealand.

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How Much Do International Removals to New Zealand Cost?

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to New Zealand starts from £875 for a shared container service, £4,750 for a 3 bed house and £12,750 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.

Typical Removals Costs from UK to New Zealand 2024

Move Type Shipment Size Cost (GBP)
Small Move / Essentials Part Load £875 to £995
1 Bed House / Flat Shared Container £1284 to £1595
2 Bed House Shared Container £1850 to £5375
3 Bed House 20ft Container £6959 to £8995
4 Bed House 40ft Container £9890 to £12,750

* 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.

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Shipping Options For Your Move

Full Container Shipping


Ideal for large full-house moves

Shared Container Shipping


Perfect for smaller moves



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Frequently Asked Questions

UK to New Zealand Removals FAQ

Once collected, your household goods, furniture and other personal effects will be packed and ready within 2-4 working days. Your shipment is then immediately booked on the next available weekly sailing to New Zealand.

The sea freight transit time from the UK to New Zealand ranges from 4-6 weeks, depending on your exact destination.

Check out our UK to New Zealand Sailing Schedule for information on upcoming sailings and transit times.

The exact final cost of your move to New Zealand depands on a variety of factors such as your total volume, the value of your shipment (to determine insurance), packing costs, collection/delivery (if required) etc.

For an estimate of how much it will cost to ship your belongings once packed and collected, you'll be looking at around £1,285 for shared container to New Zealand, £4,800 for a full 20ft Container and £8,000+ for a 40ft Container from the UK to New Zealand. As above, this does not include collection, insurance, packing etc. As a general guide, we would say to budget another £1000-£2000 to account for these.

For a FREE and accurate quote tailored to your move that includes all costs, please ask for a quote here on our website.

  • Our packing & shipping methods ensure the best protection in transit.
  • No delays. We are able to ship weekly by sharing with commercial exporting companies (thanks to our packing).
  • Your move can be measured exactly for clear and accurate billing (again, thanks to how we pack and palletise all shipments)
  • Reduce customs delays on arrival for faster delivery.
  • Approved by our insurers and proven to reduce claims.

We offer international removals services from the UK to all towns and cities in New Zealand, including but not limited to:

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Hamilton
  • Tauranga
  • Lower Hutt
  • Dunedin
  • Palmerston North
  • Napier
  • Hibiscus Coast
  • Porirua
  • New Plymouth
  • Rotorua
  • Whangārei
  • Nelson
  • Hastings
  • Invercargill
  • Upper Hutt
  • Whanganui
  • Gisborne
  • Paraparaumu
  • Blenheim
  • Rolleston
  • Queenstown
  • Timaru
  • Pukekohe
  • Taupō
  • Masterton
  • Cambridge
  • Ashburton
  • Levin
  • Rangiora
  • Richmond
  • Feilding
  • Whakatāne
  • Havelock North
  • Mosgiel
  • Tokoroa
  • Oamaru
  • Te Awamutu
  • Kaiapoi
  • Waikanae
  • Wānaka
  • Hāwera
  • Lincoln
  • Te Puke
  • Waiuku
  • Matamata
  • Morrinsville
  • Huntly

Simply complete the quick quote form here on our website and we will send you a tailored quote for removals to New Zealand, including all costs, within 24 hours. No home survery required.

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.


Useful New Zealand Information Resources and Guides

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.

Car Shipping to New Zealand

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

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.

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.