Shipping to New Zealand
Specialists in shipping from the UK to New Zealand
John Mason International provide door to door International Shipping services for your relocation to New Zealand. Our service includes full export packing, loading, shipping, customs clearance, delivery and unpacking. We can also arrange storage in New Zealashnd and pet relocation.
Please see below for our Guide including details of the service and customs information.
There our many reasons millions of people visit New Zealand every year. These small Islands have more than their fair share of great food and wine and outrageously beautiful scenery. A rich cultural heritage and world beating outdoor activities make this small country an ideal place for families. John Mason International move thousands of families to New Zealand every year but each move is treated on an individual basis by our highly experienced Move Managers.
Transit Times for Shipping to New Zealand
Exclusive Use Container / Full Container Load (FCL)
If you are shipping your furniture and household effects in a sole use container, the container will arrive at your residence in the UK and then be go straight to the port to be loaded onto a vessel. The sailing time from the UK to New Zealand is approximately 7-8 weeks. Please allow 2 weeks at destination for customs clearance and delivery. The overall transit time is therefore approximately between 8 – 10 weeks door to door.
Shared Container Service
A shared container or groupage service is a good option if you are shipping small volumes or if you are looking for a more economical way to ship your household items. The approximate transit time for a shared container service to New Zealand is approximately between 10 and 14 weeks depending on the destination in New Zealand.
If you would like a free quotation for your move to New Zealand, please contact us to arrange a free pre-move survey which will take place in your home. During the survey, the International Consultant will walk through your home with you on a room by room basis in order to create an inventory of items which are to be shipped to New Zealand. The International Consultant will also discuss moving dates, transit times, customs regulations for New Zealand and other relevant information with you.
If you are the early stages of planning your move and would like a guideline price for your move to New Zealand, follow the link in the top right hand corner of this page in order to use our Instant Quote tool. The tool will provide you with an approximate cost and volume for your move.
Additional Destination Services in New Zealand
A range of additional services are available in New Zealand if required:
- Maid Service / Finishing Service
- Home cleaning services
- Home and School Search
- Handyman Service
Storage in New Zealand
If you are initially moving into a rental home and require a storage service for some or all of your household effects, we will be able to provide storage services for you at competitive rates.
All of our partners are approved by H.M Customs and MAF Biosecurity. Their premises are fully secured and monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week including the use of CCTV, assuring you peace of mind whilst your possessions are in our care.
Please note that regulations can change on a regular basis so please contact us if you require further information regarding your move to New Zealand. A full Customs Guide to New Zealand is available upon request.