Removals to New Zealand

With White and Company, moving to New Zealand is simple and hassle free. Complete our form for a quick, no obligation removals quote.

Get a Removals Quote

    Get a Quick Quote

    Part LoadFull Load

    By completing this form you agree to White & Co. contacting you to discuss your requirements. Check box to confirm you have read and agree to our data privacy statement.Click here to view.

    Moving to New Zealand?

    Working in collaboration with a network of prestigious moving hubs located throughout New Zealand, White & Company offers its customers a multi-award winning international removals service to New Zealand, guaranteeing that all of your goods arrive quickly and safely in your new home.

    We take care of every aspect of your move with our door-to-door service, including everything from packing all of your goods in the UK to transporting them to your new home in New Zealand.

    Why Choose Us?

    • Award winning international removals
    • Long established company since 1871
    • Extensive FIDI & OMNI international network
    • Door-to-door service from the UK to New Zealand
    • Flexible terms available to suit your needs
    • Professionally trained removals team
    • Full packing, storage & shipping service
    • Comprehensive insurance options
    • Full or part-load shipping options

    How It Works

    All belongings destined for New Zealand are shipped by either sea freight or airfreight, with a variety of options available to meet a range of demands and budgets. To meet your specific requirements, White and Company provides our customers with two distinct options when shipping your belongings to New Zealand:

    Part Load

    If you are moving smaller quantities or searching for a more cost-effective solution to ship your belongings to New Zealand, our shared container or Part Load service is an excellent option. Our Part Load service to New Zealand typically takes somewhat longer than the alternative Full Load service but you are only charged for the space used, meaning it is ideal for individuals bringing fewer items to their new home.

    Full Load

    If you plan to ship a full house load of goods to New Zealand, we suggest you choose our full-load container service. When selecting this option, you are charged for the cost of the entire container. Whilst this is a more expensive option, it gives you the flexibility to fill the container with whatever you want. Our full-load services are suited more to people who are relocating to New Zealand with lots of belongings.

    Our UK team will load your belongings into our vehicles and transport them to our export packing depot. Your belongings will then be loaded into a container bound for the nearest port of entry to your final destination in New Zealand. As mentioned, this option is more pricey than our part-load service, but it has the added benefit of much faster shipping and delivery times.

    Moving to New Zealand? Get a quick quote

    How Long Do Removals to New Zealand Take?

    The time it takes for your goods to leave the UK and arrive in New Zealand is dependent on your chosen shipping method, as well as the specific destination that you’re sending your items to.

    Shipping will typically take around 14 weeks. From the arrival of your belongings at the port in New Zealand to the additional time required for customs and quarantine clearance, you will need to account for this as part of the shipping process. The table below shows the typical timeframe for shipments to depart the UK and arrive in New Zealand.

    Destination:Full Load:Part Load:
    Auckland51 Days8 - 12 Weeks
    Christchurch55 Days8 - 12 Weeks
    Wellington56 Days8 - 12 Weeks
    Hamilton55 Days 8 - 12 Weeks

    What Happens Once My Goods Arrive?

    All of your documentation will be sent to our trusted partners in New Zealand by your allocated White and Company account manager. When your goods reach the port, they will forward the required customs forms to you, help with customs clearance, as well as arrange the final delivery of your items to your new home in New Zealand.

    If you need your belongings temporarily stored, either in the UK or New Zealand, we can help you with that. Simply get in touch with us for any support you require, and we will gladly assist you.

    Still Have Questions?

    If you require any assistance or advice, give us a call today on 01234 567890 and talk to one of our knowledgeable international removals team about your move to New Zealand.

    New Zealand Removals Man


    White and Company is a founding member of the British Association of Removers, the removals industry’s voice in the United Kingdom.

    As members, we are accountable for upholding the highest industry standards and listening to the needs of our customers in order to continuously improve the service we provide.

    White and Company are also a member of the FIDI and OMNI international relocation network, meaning we have industry partners across the globe.

    Insurance for Removals to New Zealand

    When sending a significant consignment of belongings overseas, marine insurance is essential. We would always suggest that you insure your belongings while they are in transit and/or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.

    Marine insurance is provided upon receipt of a completed ‘Overseas Valuation Form’. This type of insurance is entirely comprehensive and ‘All Risk,’ and it is based on the total value of goods you disclose on your application.

    Preparing for Your Move

    New Zealand is extremely welcoming to prospective migrants and is home to a range of expat communities from across the globe, including the United Kingdom! Plenty of these expats are families looking for a new beginning with a better work-life balance, something that the country offers in abundance. New Zealand’s world-class healthcare and education systems, coupled with the low crime rate, all contribute to ensuring residents have an extremely high quality of life.

    Moving your belongings to New Zealand presents a significant logistical challenge when compared to a local move. Moving can be a stressful experience at times, but we are here to help lighten the load. Because you’re moving country as well as home, the prospect of packing your belongings and heading to New Zealand will certainly be daunting. However, our international removals team is highly experienced in the process of moving your goods from the UK to New Zealand, so please contact us with any questions you may have. White & Company are here to help!

    Read Our Moving Guide

    Want to learn everything there is to know about moving to New Zealand from the UK? Then read our in-depth guide that covers all aspects of relocating to this wonderful country!

    BAR Logo
    MTC Logo
    FIDI Global Alliance Logo
    Omni Logo
    FAIM Logo

    Moving home? Get a quick quote

    Helpful Articles

    10 Safest Countries to Live in

    Are you looking for the safest countries to live in? When it comes to choosing a new place to live, safety is often at the top of most people’s list of priorities. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 safest countries in the world based on factors such as crime rate, […]

    Cost of Living in New Zealand vs UK

    Are you looking to investigate the cost of living in New Zealand vs the UK? Thousands of British ex-pats live in New Zealand, or as it is affectionately known “Land of the Long White Cloud”. It has been a favoured relocation destination for many years. Many Britons choose to move to New Zealand for its […]

    Moving to New Zealand from UK – The Ultimate Guide

    If you have ever dreamt of living abroad, chances are at some point you have considered New Zealand. There are plenty of reasons why so many British ex-pats are already living the dream. “Kiwis” as the local people are called, live an enviable lifestyle consisting of relaxation, surrounded by clean air, dramatic mountains, and more […]

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does it cost to move from UK to NZ?

    The cost of moving from the United Kingdom to New Zealand is extremely variable and is mainly determined by the final volume of belongings you ship. Moving to New Zealand will also incur some large upfront costs, so keep that in mind when planning your move. Nevertheless, the long-term benefits and improved quality of life are sure to make the move worth the cost.

    How do I move my belongings to New Zealand?

    All belongings destined for New Zealand are shipped by sea freight or airfreight, with flexible options available to meet a wide range of demands and budgets. To meet all possible requirements, we provide our customers with two options when shipping their belongings to New Zealand: part-load or full-load. The best choice for you will be largely dependent on your specific needs. Our part-load service is ideal for those moving with fewer items, while our full-load can help you move more belongings in a quicker time. Be sure to get in touch with us to discuss exactly what you require to move your belongings to New Zealand.

    What is the cheapest way to send items to New Zealand?

    Sea freight is the most cost-effective way to ship your belongings to New Zealand. Those of you who want to save as much money as possible when shipping to New Zealand should opt for our part-load service. This service helps you save money by grouping your belongings with those of other customers in a shared shipping container. Choosing this option will save you a significant amount compared to our other services, but keep in mind that it will take a little longer for your belongings to arrive overseas.

    Where in New Zealand do we ship to?

    White and Company ships from anywhere in the United Kingdom to every province and city in New Zealand. Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton are among the most popular New Zealand destinations that we assist people in relocating to, but we can help no matter your destination!

    What cannot be shipped to New Zealand?

    When moving to New Zealand, there are a number of items that you cannot import. Here are some of the most notable prohibited items on the New Zealand Customs Government website:

    • obscene material on mobile phones, USB devices, videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs, and in publications
    • smoking or drug-taking equipment, including certain cannabis or methamphetamine utensils and vaporisers
    • some firearms and weapons, including flick knives, butterfly knives, swords, and knuckle dusters
    • small high-powered magnets

    Can I ship furniture to New Zealand?

    Our team of professional packers will always take great care to ensure that all of your items, including your furniture, are properly prepared and packed for your move to New Zealand. All of your large furniture pieces, including sofas, wardrobes, and cupboards, can be export-wrapped to ensure complete protection during shipping. After that, your furniture will be carefully loaded into your shipping container and transported to New Zealand. It is always important to check that you can bring your furniture with you, especially when it comes to wooden items. As long as the IHS requirements for your wooden furniture items are met they can be imported into New Zealand. You should always check with other agencies, such as the New Zealand Customs Service, to see if there is anything else you need to do to import your wooden furniture products.

    Where do most Brits live in New Zealand?

    With a modest population of 4.471 million, you may be surprised to learn that there are approximately 215,000 British expats. While there shouldn’t be much of a language barrier, knowing that there are other expats nearby may put you at ease. If you are moving to New Zealand with your family, you will also need to consider local schools and family activities. With this in mind, some of the most popular places for British expats to live in New Zealand are Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, and Tauranaga.

    Popular Places to Live in New Zealand

    • Auckland
    • Christchurch
    • Dunedin
    • Gisborne
    • Hamilton
    • Hastings
    • Invercargill
    • Lower Hutt
    • Manukau
    • Napier
    • Nelson
    • New Plymouth
    • Palmerston North
    • Porirua
    • Wellington

    Customer Reviews

    ReferenceLine Logo