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International Removals UK to New Zealand

Moving to New Zealand and looking for an international removals company to ship your personal belongings, household goods or furniture from the UK? Get a free moving quote here or continue reading to find out everything you need to know about removals from the UK to New Zealand.

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Discover Everything You Need to Know About International Removals from the UK to New Zealand

Costs, Transit Times, Shipping Options and Answers to Common Questions

With over 25 years of international removals experience under our belt, our team are experts on all things moving overseas. We are members of the British Association of Removers and have helped countless families move to New Zealand from the UK over the years.

On this page you will find a detailed breakdown of costs associated with moving to New Zealand, an easy-to-use quote form to allow you to request a free estimate for your move, information on the various services that are available, expected transit times and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

We'll also cover exactly what makes 1st Move International unique in the removals industry and how we can provide faster shipping, safer packing and a smarter pricing structure for your move. Continue reading or simply request a free quote now to start your journey.

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How Much Does International Removals from the UK to New Zealand Cost?

Quick 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 £9,150 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 £9150 to £9980

* 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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What Are My Shipping Options?

How to Ship Your Belongings to New Zealand

When it comes to international removals from the UK to New Zealand, sea freight is the best option. You'll typically have a choice between Shared Container and Full Container, depending on the size of your move.

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container Shipping to New Zealand

As the name suggests, this option allows you to share container space meaning that you only pay for the space that you need for your move.

This option is perfect for smaller moves (those shipping anywhere from a few boxes and some furniture to the contents of a 1-2 bed home.)

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Loading a Full Container with 1st Move Pallets

Full Container Shipping to New Zealand

Full container services provide you with sole use of your own 20ft or 40ft shipping container.

This option is ideal for larger moves (those shipping the full contents of a 3+ bed home) and offers the added flexibility of having your own dedicated container for your move.

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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
Our Unique Packing

How We Pack For Your Overseas Move to New Zealand

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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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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.