New Zealand

New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa) is an island country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is situated 1,500 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and approximately 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Due to its remoteness, New Zealand was one of the last lands to be settled by humans.

Moving to New Zealand requires careful planning and organisation. Knowing when to go, what to take, and how to get it there can be difficult without the right assistance. This is where Allied Pickfords can help. As the largest international moving company in the world and our own offices across New Zealand, we understand the complexity of moving to a new country.

Allied Pickfords can provide you with ‘door to door’ moving service to Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington or any other city across New Zealand. Allied Pickfords can assist you move from Gold Coast to Auckland, Sunshine Coast to Christchurch, Sydney to Wellington, Brisbane to Nelson, Perth to Timaru, Hobart to Dunedin or Devonport to Invercargill. If you’re looking for removals to New Zealand, you’ve come to the right place.

The busiest time for moving to New Zealand is generally between December and February, as most people move in the summer months. We advise you to choose your date and book your move well in advance so that you have the time to get organised.

Wherever you are moving to in New Zealand, whether you have a full house or just a few cartons Allied Pickfords have regular sailings to New Zealand that you can count on. If you are moving to Auckland, moving to Christchurch, moving to Wellington or the scenic Lake Taupo – relax and let us carry the load.

Moving to Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand of over 1 million people has grown rapidly in the last few decades. Auckland is a commonly known as the city of sails with the highest boat ownership ratio of any city in the world.

Auckland is blessed with hundreds of beaches, all easily accessible for its residents. Auckland has a busy port located only minutes from the CBD and the popular viaduct basin which is home to many bars and restaurants. Auckland hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup in which their team, The All Blacks, won the final against France!

Whether you are moving from Melbourne to Auckland or Perth to Auckland, Allied Pickfords are trained and experienced to handle all of your international removal requirements.

Allied Pickfords staff are professionally trained to look after you and your family, saving you valuable time and stress. Allied Pickfords can arrange for one our professional moving consultants to visit your home for an obligation free quote and provide a tailored solution with one company at both ends for your move.

When moving to Auckland, no one caters better for your international moving requirements than the team at Allied Pickfords in Australia and New Zealand.

Allied Pickfords provide affordable moving and storage options and will ensure your total peace of mind. Call us on 13 25 54 for a complimentary, obligation-free quote for removals to New Zealand!

Moving to Christchurch

Moving to Christchurch? The second largest city in New Zealand has undergone huge challenges over the past few years. Whilst the 2010-2011 earthquakes have caused a huge amount of damage and disruption, out of the tragedy arises one of the most exciting city developments of the 21st century!

Christchurch’s new designs will build on the beautiful river and park developments with the city organised into specific precincts including sports and entertainment, medical, commercial, shopping and residential. Christchurch is also home to famous rugby team the Crusaders, who now reside in the new AMI Stadium.

Whether you are moving from Adelaide to Christchurch or Sydney to Christchurch, Allied Pickfords are trained to handle all of your removal requirements. Allied Pickfords’ staff are professionally trained to look after all your possessions, saving you valuable time and reducing the stress associated with moving.

Allied Pickfords can have one of our professional moving consultants visit your home for an obligation-free quote and provide a tailored one-stop moving solution for your removal requirements to New Zealand.

When moving to Christchurch, no one caters better for your local moving requirements than the team at Allied Pickfords. Our affordable moving and storage options will ensure you can sit back and enjoy the move.

Call our local team today on 13 25 54. Relax and let us carry the load!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be in the country when my goods are delivered as I may be travelling at the time?

Yes – There are certain regulations for when clients are moving into New Zealand that stipulate you must be in the country on arrival of your personal effects.

If I have new furniture and household items will there be any taxes payable?

Any new items may be subject to customs inspection and charges. It is best to speak to one of our move consultants for more information.

How long will my goods take to get to New Zealand from Australia?

The length of time for transit will vary from each capital city area and depending on what vessel dates are available at the time of booking. As a guide, the standard transit time for shared (Groupage) containers is around 8-10 weeks.
When sending a full container the time frame will be faster and take around 3-5 weeks. Once you have booked your move with Allied Pickfords we will give you more accurate arrival dates and vessel details.

Can I take foodstuffs into New Zealand?

New Zealand have very strict laws and regulations when transporting any type of food into New Zealand. The Ministry of Primary Industries oversees the Biosecurity and will inspect these items and depending on the nature of the item they may not allow these into the country.
It is best to speak with you Allied Pickfords move consultant when planning your move to New Zealand.

Can I take my car to New Zealand?

Absolutely you can! New Zealand is one of the most common countries to ship cars to with/without accompanying personal effects from Australia. There are some regulations and requirements surrounding the vehicle import process of course – such as your residency status, how you long you have owned the vehicle and further regulations with regard to the type of vehicle. There can be duty and tax implications and our consultants will be able to provide specific information and advice with regard to your situation.

Do I need to have my car steam cleaned before it goes?

No, steam cleaning is not mandatory prior to exporting your car to New Zealand, however it certainly can’t hurt and will help minimise risk and additional charges that can be involved should this be required. Vehicles (and other machinery such as jet skis, lawn mowers or chainsaws) are subject to biosecurity requirements and are inspected on arrival. Before shipping, vehicles should be cleaned thoroughly inside and out, including underneath and around the wheels and wheel arches. If you do elect to steam clean, ensure the whole vehicle including the engine is cleaned. Contaminated vehicles will be directed for treatment and re-inspection (charges apply).