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Get the best quote and service for your overseas removal to New Zealand – we’ll take care of everything from the initial home survey to delivery to your new address in New Zealand.
Moving from the UK to New Zealand does not have to be difficult or stressful. At Simpsons International Removals we have many years of experience in helping people with their overseas removals to New Zealand.
We handle all kinds of moves from small removals and full load household goods removals. We also cover furniture removals to shipping boxes and vehicles for your new home abroad.
We are of the leading international removal companies for customer satisfaction and will guide you through the entire process of your move to New Zealand. This will include support with documentation and customs clearance with our dedicated move manager who will ensure your house removals is safe and secure.
We regularly help people move from all locations in the UK including Northern Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland to all the major destinations in New Zealand. The most popular destinations for living in New Zealand include Auckland, New Zealand’s capital Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, and Dunedin. In fact, we will be able to help no matter where you are moving on North Island or South Island, New Zealand!
As a removals company, we pride ourselves on giving you excellent service for moving overseas & New Zealand shipping. We do this by continuously improving our network to ensure that your personal possessions arrive safely and in perfect condition at your new home in New Zealand.
Overseas removals across miles of ocean to New Zealand are far more complicated than moving within the UK. But by using a specialist international removal company to New Zealand like Simpsons, you can be sure your household belongings and furniture removals are in safe hands and will arrive at your new house in New Zealand.
Living in New Zealand will be very exciting. However, you might be wondering how to move your belongings overseas.
Moving to New Zealand will be either by Sea Freight or Air Freight. Using an Air Freight service is highly recommended if you wish to receive your goods quicker. For a cheaper service, you can use our Sea Freight service.
Typically, our customers will use both. Customers may use Air Freight for personal effects that they want to arrive quickly in their new home and use Sea Freight for items that are not as urgent for their removal to New Zealand.
Moving to New Zealand will be made easy with Simpsons. Whether you decide to transport your household items to New Zealand via air freight or sea freight, you will receive a high-quality service from Simpsons International Removals.
We typically use 20ft or 40ft shipping containers (depending on your needs and requirements) to gauge the UK to New Zealand removal prices. The removal costs will depend on the volume of goods you are looking to send and the shipping method e.g. Air Freight or Sea Freight.
For convenience for your overseas move, we offer you an export packing service that will make the international removals service easier.
If you wish to live in New Zealand, the country offers great outdoors activities and a new exciting life for you and your family. We want you to relax and feel excited about moving to New Zealand without the stress that comes with moving your belongings overseas. Our removals services will provide you with a reliable and stress-free experience.
If you wish to receive an online international removals quote and receive a guideline price click here for our move to New Zealand international removals cost calculator
As one of the leading International Removal companies for New Zealand, we believe that you should receive as much assistance as possible in your move. If you require more information, contact our International Removals Consultant who will be happy to provide you with advice on international removals from the UK to Australia
Our International Removals consultants will be able to discuss international removals from the UK to New Zealand costs, customs clearance, the removals process, and help with documentation.
You will be able to discuss our international removals services and the most efficient way to ship your household goods. Our local knowledge and worldwide knowledge will make moving easy.
If you want a removal company that is flexible and accomodating to your needs, you have found it with Simpsons International Removals.
At Simpsons we offer a variety of overseas removal and shipping services to meet your needs. Do not worry if you are unsure about which is most suitable for you as our advisers will be happy to talk you through the different options.
For full household removal of a 3 or 4 bedroom house we would usually recommend a full shipping container for your sole use. These usually come in two sizes –20 and 40 ft.
We will pack the container at your house and it will be secured and customs sealed before heading off to the port.
For smaller moves with furniture, boxes and other items, the most cost effective option is our shared container service, sometimes called part load. In this case, we pack your belongings at your home and take them to one of our depots where they will be loaded into a container with other customers belongings heading for the same part of New Zealand.
This is a cheap option for removals to New Zealand as the shipping costs are shared proportionally.
For small moves to New Zealand we recommend our box and bag shipping service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to New Zealand. We provide you with export quality cartons / boxes and packing materials.
We then collect your packed boxes and transport them to New Zealand by air or sea freight depending on your preference and budget.
The cost of removals to New Zealand obviously varies greatly depending on the quantity you are taking and where in New Zealand you are moving to. The good news is that, as so many people move from the UK to New Zealand, the cost of removals is surprisingly cheap – especially to areas around the big cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga and Nelson.
The cheapest removals to New Zealand are by sea and costs per cubic feet decrease significantly as volume increases. You’ll certainly find that it is a lot cheaper to ship your furniture and other items than to replace them all when you arrive in New Zealand.
Removals to New Zealand usually take 6-8 weeks for our full container service and 8-12 for our part load (groupage) service.
These shipping times are for delivery to port, you will need to allow additional time for customs clearance on arrival in New Zealand.
We would recommend taking out Shipment Protection Cover for peace of mind whilst your belongings are on their journey.
Whilst we have expert packers who specialise in international removals and use accredited shipping lines who take special care of personal shipping containers, we cannot control every eventuality.
Just as you will likely have home contents insurance in the UK and travel insurance for your family, we recommend you discuss with your Move Manager the available options for protecting your belongings whist they are in transit.
Moving furniture to New Zealand from the UK needs far more care and attention than for a domestic removal. Each item is carefully packed using export wrapping before being loaded into the shipping container.
You can take all kinds of furniture to New Zealand including sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards as well as white goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.
As New Zealanders drive on the left side of the road, it could be well worth your while taking your car with you to New Zealand – especially if it’s a new, luxury or classic model.
It is often cost effective to send your car in the same shipping container as your house removal so that everything arrives at the same time.
There are some import requirements you need to be aware of before you ship your car to New Zealand. We suggest you contact our team to discuss options and the shipping process.
Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.
Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable)
Children: Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.
Swings/Climbing frames: Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If you wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor
Garage/Shed: Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.
Self assembly furniture: If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.
Washing machines: Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.
Books: Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.
China & glass: Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.
Moving in: Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along: If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.
Tipping: There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.
Utility Bills: Gas, Electricity, Water & Telephone
Banks/Building Society: Credit cards, standing orders
Doctors: Dentist, Medical Care & Private health care
Insurance: House, Contents, Car & Life insurance
Professional Advisors: Solicitors, Accountant
Sky/Cable: TV Licence
Post Office: Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance
Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure smooth transition to your new life abroad.
Passports and visas: for yourself and your family
Work permit: if needed
Inoculations: for yourself, your family and your pets
Travel bookings completed
Overseas accommodation booked
International driver’s licence
Traveller’s cheques and currency
Charge cards issued
Overseas banking arrangements / funds transferred
Power of Attorney
Income Tax refund arrangements
Personal accident and medical insurance: for yourself and your family
Insurance for your valuable possessions
Arrange care and transportation of your pets: They hate moving more than humans and so need special attention – see Transfur Animals
Please browse our selection of testimonials from recent house moves, relocations and other services used.
Made my move so much easier the boys were very polite got the job done just what you need at a very stressful time Thank you !!!
very happy with move The Simpsons team was very efficient in getting the move booked, and in helping me complete all the necessary paperwork. The pick up went smoothly, and communication was very good. The driver and his helper were very friendly and efficient.