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Shipping costs to New Zealand

Shipping to New Zealand From Norway

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

29 - 34 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to New Zealand

1 bed flat

£1,729 - £1,911
£6,916 - £7,644

3 bed house

£2,660 - £2,940

5 bed house

£3,990 - £4,410

Shipping Container Costs to New Zealand

If you’re planning on starting a new life, quite literally on the other side of the world in New Zealand, then you don’t need to stress about getting your personal possessions there.

At MoveHub we can help you find the perfect shipping company to take your items from the your home country all the way to New Zealand, whether you’re heading to bustling Auckland on the North Island or pretty Christchurch on the South Island.

Different shipping options to New Zealand

As you can imagine, the only real options for getting your belongings shipped over to New Zealand are by sea or air. Air is naturally the quickest mode of shipping if you’re in a hurry and need it there within a few days, but it is also the more expensive option.

To keep the costs of moving to New Zealand down, the more viable option is to send your possessions over by ship. However, this method does take considerably longer, so you’ll need to allow at least 30 days shipping time, depending on where the ship is travelling from and to.

Of course, not everyone will be heading to a coastal destination, but international shipping includes door-to-door delivery, so wherever you’re moving to your stuff will be brought right to your door.

Bringing personal items into New Zealand

One other aspect to consider when you’re moving to New Zealand is the restrictions on certain items entering the country. You’ll find a general list of items below, but the New Zealand Customs Service website can provide more comprehensive guidelines.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 40ft Container

Price: £5,054 - £5,586

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image of shipping container

20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £2,660 - £2,940

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Car Shipping Costs from Norway to New Zealand

In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £2660 - £2940

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,660 - £5,440

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Unusual Restricted Items

Laser Pointers


Hand held high power laser pointers are prohibited without consent.

Fridges & Freezers


Approval from the EPA is required to import products that contain CFC's.

Radio Jammers


Devices which disrupt or jam cellular or GPS reception are illegal to use in New Zealand.

Childrens Crayons

Home & Garden

Permits are required for Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) containing products such as some childrens crayons and paints.

Camping Equipment

Sports Equipment

Should be declared and may require quarantine if improperly cleaned.

Golf Clubs

Sports Equipment

Should be declared and may require quarantine if improperly cleaned.

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