International Shipping to New Zealand

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Why NZ Van Lines is your Best Choice for
Shipping Internationally to New Zealand

Service Guarantee

Through our FIDI-FAIM accreditation you’re move is 100% guaranteed with us.

Full Professional Packing Services

Our global partners are experts in preparing your effects for international shipment.

Competitive Pricing

Through our global network of partners we have access to the most competitive rates and your move can be paid for in New Zealand dollars.

Marine Transit Insurance

Our Marine Transit Insurance is arranged locally in New Zealand and managed in-house without the bureaucracy of offshore underwriters.

Comprehensive Door-to-Door Relocation Service

Full international relocation services by professional accredited movers.

Experts in New Zealand Customs and Quarantine (MPI) Regulations

We have been helping returning Kiwis and newcomers move to New Zealand for over 35 years.

Regular Scheduled Sailings

We can provide sole use and shared shipping container services from all major ports.

Branches & WAREHOUSE facilities Throughout New Zealand

With a network of 13 branches across New Zealand we can route your shipment to the closest port anywhere in the country.


NZ Van Lines is New Zealand’s leading moving and storage company, and one of the world’s most trusted and respected brands in worldwide moving today.

We provide international freight and shipping services from countries around the globe to all the major cities and towns in Aotearoa. New Zealand Van Lines understand that no move is the same, for that reason we offer our customers a range of shipping to NZ options dependent on your requirements.

Annually, NZ Van Lines partner with our global affiliates to manage and control over 3,000 outbound removals and 5,500 shipments of household goods, into New Zealand. You can trust us to take care of your packing, shipping, storage, insurance and other moving needs.

Contact us today to find out why we are considered NZ’s #1 Moving and Storage Company. Request a free, no obligation moving quote online.


Shipping to NZ from Australia

I just want to thank you for the excellent service you provided in moving us from Australia to NZ. You have such friendly, supportive staff that went out of their way to help us with the packing of our container and to make sure that it was all securely packed. 

I can highly recommend their service and a special word of thanks to Matthew for his assistance, support and patience. All I can say is keep up the excellent work service that you are providing.” 


Shipping from the USA to New Zealand

The team at NZ Van Lines helped make our move from the USA to New Zealand easy. The communication lines were always open, my many questions rapidly answered and all interactions were friendly. 

My family has never worked with a moving company, much less moved into a new country, and NZ Van Lines made the process smoother than I thought possible. While the delivery of our belongings is still somewhat delayed because of pandemic-related issues, I have every expectation that the unpacking and arrival of our things will go as easily as the packing up did.”

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in sole-use container

A Sea Freight Sole-Use Container (full container load, FCL) is an excellent option if you’re moving a large number of household items, a full-house load and  vehicle(s).

Choosing this option means that we’ll provide you with either a 20-foot or 40-foot container exclusive for your belongings, along with a fixed sailing date. 

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In Shared Container

Shipping your household goods in a shared container (less than container load, LCL) is a great option for smaller volumes, if you’re moving only some of your household effects. 

Your belongings will be consolidated to ensure you only pay for the space your items occupy in the container. This is a very economical option for smaller consignments, part-house lots, and people on a budget. 

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Air Transport

Short on time? Moving your household goods via international air freight is the best choice. 

Air freight is an excellent option for those who don’t need to move more than the contents of a single bedroom. The price of air freight is higher than that of shipping by sea, but is the fastest option. 

We’ve been moving individuals and families to Aotearoa for over 35 years!

NZ Van Lines will provide a seamless door-to-door relocation service, all managed by our Kiwi based Move Management team. Whether you’re moving from the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Europe, Australia or another country to NZ, we’re here to assist every step of the way. Request a free, no obligation moving quotation now.

New Zealand's Top Destinations To Move To

Situated southeast of Australia, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places on the planet. With temperate climate, breathtaking scenery, and extremely safe urban life, it’s one of the world’s top destinations for immigration. Have a look at the advantages that come with moving into some of New Zealand’s largest cities:
Auckland City


Tāmaki Makaurau

It’s pretty safe to say that Auckland has everything – moving there might cause you to stay in it forever.

Wellington Nightlife


Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Situated at the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is the country’s capital and its second most-populated city.



Christchurch is well-known as the country’s “traditional English city,” which isn’t that strange once you consider the fact that it took its name from an Oxford University college.

Tauranga New Zealand



One of the country’s fastest growing cities and the most populous one in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s top destinations.

GET a Quote for Shipping to New Zealand

Whether you’re moving from Australia, the UK, USA, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Italy, Asia or another country to New Zealand, we are here to assist every step of the way. Request a FREE, no obligation relocation quote now.

Our Quality Accreditations

NZ Van Lines has long been recognised as one of the best relocation businesses in the industry in New Zealand. It is our goal to maintain this position by providing a consistent and reliable service to all of our customers moving internationally. Here are some of our global quality accreditations:


FIDI has been established to promote the international removal concept known as “Agent to Agent”. Our FIDI membership & FAIM accreditation achieved through our Wellington Head Office, ensures quality service to all of our clients, no matter where they are moving from or to.



Based in London, OMNI was founded in 1987 and now comprises of the world’s best independent moving companies. The organisation’s fundamental criteria include professionalism, financial security, work ethics, and excellence of service.


Based in the US, the International Association of Movers (IAM) gathers more than 1800 moving companies from all over the planet. It promotes the success of its members by offering them unparalleled networking opportunities.



Exclusive to FIDI members, the NZOMA is New Zealand’s national organisation for overseas-moving businesses. Its primary objective is the promotion of high professional, operational, ethical, and financial standards when it comes to moving.