International Removals to New Zealand from the UK are easy with Simpsons

Get the best quote for international removals to New Zealand from the UK.

At our international removals company, we take great pride in providing exceptional service to individuals and families who are relocating overseas. We deeply understand the significance of your personal belongings and are committed to ensuring their secure and flawless arrival at your new home. With our expertise in the field, we have built a strong network that enables us to assist people moving from any location within the UK to the most popular destinations in New Zealand.

New Zealand offers a range of highly sought-after places to live, including Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, and Dunedin. These cities present diverse opportunities, from vibrant urban settings to picturesque landscapes and flourishing cultural scenes. No matter which specific destination in New Zealand you are moving to, our dedicated team is fully equipped and prepared to support you throughout the entire process.

Simpsons International Removals specialise in overseas removals and have a reputation for being one of the best removals companies for moving from the UK to New Zealand. No matter whether it’s household goods, shipping personal effects or wrapping and packing, we can give you a comprehensive removals quote.


Overseas removals to New Zealand are far more complicated than moving within the UK. But by using a specialist international removal company like Simpsons, you can be sure your personal effects and furniture are in safe hands and that you will save money when moving to New Zealand.

The transit time for removals to New Zealand depends on whether you use an air freight service or sea freight service for your move to New Zealand. Air freight service is used by customers who wish to receive their household goods quickly. A sea freight service is used by those who wish to receive a cheaper service for moving their personal belongings to New Zealand.

Small removals to New Zealand

If you are looking for a small removal service to New Zealand from the UK, we can help you. Whether you are looking to ship a couple of boxes or luggage, our removal service will ensure your belongings arrive at your new home in perfect condition.

You can have the option of our economy part loads road freight service, shared shipping container or express air freight.

Removals to New Zealand

For household removals & furniture removal to New Zealand, we recommend that you use our expert packing team to ensure that your belongings are carefully packed. Our professional wrapping team will make sure that your furniture and delicate items are in perfect condition.

Alternatively, you can pack your household effects, however, we would recommend using our expert packing team. With this level of service, you will receive a moving manager who will answer any questions about documentation and New Zealand customs clearance when moving and make the whole process easy and stress-free.

Get a quote today to start the process of moving from the UK.

Overseas removals to New Zealand

Removal Service To New Zealand

Simpsons International Removals is a leading removal company, offering you a comprehensive range of services if you are looking to move your belongings to New Zealand, each tailored to meet different needs and budgets.

Sea Freight Service – Container Shipping

For those who might be moving larger quantities of goods or seeking an even more cost-effective solution, sea freight services are also available. Whether that’s a full-load 20ft or 40ft container for larger moves or a part-load container for smaller quantities, sea freight is known for its economic value, especially for substantial moves, and while it may take longer than road transport, it offers a reliable and cost-effective solution for transporting your goods over longer distances.

Air Freight Service – For Small Moves

For the quickest transportation of your belongings to New Zealand, air freight is the recommended option. This express courier service is ideal for smaller moves, such as sending boxes or luggage. Air freight stands out for its speed, making it the perfect choice for those who need their items to arrive in New Zealand as quickly as possible. However, it is important to note that while air freight is the fastest method, it is generally more expensive than road or sea freight and is best suited for larger volumes of goods.

Contact our Overseas Removals team for advice and to get a quote for removals to New Zealand

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 removals from the UK to New Zealand

Our removals consultants will be able to discuss removals from the UK to New Zealand including costs, customs clearance and documentation.

You will be able to discuss our international removals services and the most efficient way to move your household goods.  Our worldwide knowledge will make moving easy.

If you want a removal company that will help with international relocation to NZ, you have found it with Simpsons.

New Zealand Removals FAQ Guide & Moving Checklist

How much do removals to New Zealand from the UK cost?

The cost of removals to New Zealand 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 cost-effective, especially in popular areas to live in New Zealand 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 use our furniture removals service than to replace your personal effects when you arrive in New Zealand.

We offer a range of removal options depending on your budget. This includes economy part load road freight or shared shipping container, dedicated road freight or full container load by sea or express air freight for small and urgent moves.

You can use our online cost calculator to get an initial price or for a more accurate estimate, we highly recommend booking a home or video survey to get a more formal quote for the cost of your move to New Zealand.

Remember our removal quotes are for a comprehensive door-to-door service including packing and standard customs clearance. Our quote does not include customs fees and duties which may be payable to local authorities on arrival.


How long do removals to New Zealand from the UK take?

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 provide a range of storage services for your belongings if you moving to New Zealand. We have storage facilities across the UK and can also store your goods in New Zealand until you are ready to receive them.

We have highly secure warehouses and can offer a range of flexible storage solutions depending on your needs including short term and longer term storage.

When relocating your belongings to New Zealand, Simpsons’ comprehensive packing services have you covered. Our expert packing teams excel in export wrapping your furniture and efficiently packing boxes to ensure their safe arrival in flawless condition. Our highly trained packing crews specialise in packing for overseas moves and have years of experience.

We offer a range of export quality double-walled boxes of different sizes including tea cartons, book cartons and bike cartons. Other packing materials include blanket wrap, flow pack, bubble wrap and secure packing tape.

We can also provide bespoke custom wood cases and crates for delicate and special items that need additional protection. Our service also includes specialised antique packing, ensuring these valuable items are meticulously protected.

With our extensive experience in managing delicate and fragile items, we assure that every piece, from everyday furniture to precious antiques, receives the highest level of care and professional handling throughout the moving process.

International Removal Service for New Zealand

At Simpsons, we provide a variety of overseas removals 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.

Full Household Overseas Removals Service

For full household removal of a 3 or 4-bedroom house, we would usually recommend a full container for your sole use. These usually come in two sizes –20ft and 40ft.

We will pack the container at your house and it will be secured and customs sealed before heading off to the port.

Shared Container (Part Load) Overseas Removals Service

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 costs are shared proportionally.

New Zealand Box and Bag Removal Service

For small moves to New Zealand, we recommend our box and bag removal 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.

Packing Services for removals to New Zealand

Simpsons does provide an export packing service for moving to New Zealand. Our packing team have vast experience with international removals and will ensure that your belongings arrive in perfect condition in New Zealand.

Customs Clearance for removals to New Zealand

You will receive assistance with customs clearance when moving to New Zealand.

Your move manager will help with your documentation as well.

Where in New Zealand can I receive an international removal service?

Simpsons provides an international removal service from anywhere in the UK to any location in New Zealand.

Popular destinations for our removal service to NZ include:


Wherever you are looking to move in New Zealand, Simpsons will be able to help you and provide a stress free removal service. Our team have years of experience and will be able to guide you through the process.

The best removal service to New Zealand will depend on your circumstance.

If you are looking for the quickest removal service for moving to New Zealand, we recommend that you use our air freight service.

For the cheapest service to New Zealand, our sea freight service is ideal for your needs.

Many customers have used both air freight and sea freight for their move to New Zealand. Customers will use sea freight for goods that are not urgently needed in their move and use air freight for items that are urgently needed.

You will be guided through the process with our international removals team.

International Removal Insurance for your Move to 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 that 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 for whist they are in transit.

Furniture removals UK to New Zealand

Moving furniture to New Zealand from the UK needs far more care and attention than for a domestic removal. Our furniture removal service involves using expert packers. Our packers will carefully wrap your items before being loaded into the shipping container.

Our furniture removal service to New Zealand service includes sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards as well as white goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.

International Removals Process to New Zealand

You can start the process of moving to New Zealand by calling our team on 01322 949 557

Or you can fill out our Simpsons International Removals Cost Calculator where you will receive an estimated quote for the move to New Zealand and start the process of moving abroad.

For the most accurate quote, we recommend you book a home survey with our team as they will calculate the cost of the move based on the volume of goods you are sending to New Zealand.

International Removals Services to New Zealand

Simpsons have years of experience with removals to New Zealand from the UK. We have received great feedback from customers about our removals service and we are sure you will enjoy a similar experience.

You will receive a dedicated moves manager who will guide you through the process of moving abroad. You will also receive assistance with customs clearance and documentation.

Our removals service is cost effective and you will receive outstanding service with our well-trained team.

New Zealand International Removals

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 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 send your car to New Zealand. We suggest you contact our team to discuss the 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 about 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 to dismantle 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.

Who to tell

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
Your Landlord
Your Tenants
Professional Advisors
: Solicitors, Accountant
 TV Licence
TV Rental
Your Employer
National Insurance/DHSS
Premium Bonds
Post Office:
 Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance

Your Personal arrangements for removals to New Zealand

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
Tickets received
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
Currency transfer – Global Reach

Call: 01322 949 557

Simpsons are a long established and quality approved company operating to British Standards across the UK, for all European, International and Commercial removals

WhatClients Say

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 !!!

    Kerry Baker
  • 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.

    Andrew R

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