With a move to the South Island's largest city, let the team at WridgWays guide you through the international removals process.
Moving overseas can be stressful, but the WridgWays team can make the process simple. We are experts in international removals, and have been moving individuals and families to and from New Zealand for many years.
Let us streamline the process. We can take care of everything, from packing up your home in Melbourne, to providing insurance for your belongings during transit and storage in Christchurch. We'll have you settled into your new home, so you can enjoy your new life, in no time.
Our specialist team will make your move to Christchurch easy. We have extensive experience, dating back over 125 years, and we draw on this to create a move plan that will have you settled in your new home faster. Our service offering includes:
Communication is essential for an easy move, and our team is always friendly and professional.
We look after your property and treat it with the care and respect it needs.
We have over 125 years of experience behind us, and will continue to provide the same excellent service in Australia.
All of your possessions can be covered during a move and you won’t be charged an excess for it.
Our relocation specialists can help you settle into your new suburb. They can book house inspections, interview schools, and provide you with a detailed suburb guide.
Our moving experts use purpose-built packing cartons to protect fragile items from glassware to Plasma TVs.These cartons are designed for short and long-term storage.
This constantly evolving city is a delight, with new places to explore. Find out more about the new place you'll be calling home.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can make your move to Christchurch stress-free.
Since our founding in 1892, WridgWays has been moving household belongings with professionalism and ingenuity. We don't just pick up and deliver your things, we also provide a range of moving services, and ensure that we do our job with class. We've helped Aussies from all over the country move interstate — no matter which state or territory you're in, there's a WridgWays office waiting to help.
If you choose to send your belongings by sea, freight from Melbourne to Christchurch takes approximately 10 days port-to-port. We recommend you speak directly to your WridgWays consultant to who will inform you of shipping days and give you a more specific time frame.
Note: You will also need to add 2 weeks to the time frame above to allow for door-to-door uplift, delivery, and to allow for any quarantine checks.
There are some items that need special preparation prior to being moved. This may be because the item is too bulky to be carried, or it may need to be specially prepared for quarantine reasons. For example, a kids swing set needs to be dismantled for easier handling.
Speak to your WridgWays advisor who will guide you through the process and can let you know what needs preparation prior to moving.
Christchurch is a vibrant place to live, with an exceptional quality of life and a strong economy.
It is safe, and the cost of housing is relatively inexpensive compared to other cities in New Zealand. There is an array of housing options for individuals and families looking for an affordable place to live, close to a city.
Many developments and infrastructure projects have been fast-tracked due to the rebuild, creating job opportunities across many sectors and industries. The rebuild has also allowed infrastructure to be developed to support a healthy lifestyle, with walking and cycling a popular choice for commuters.
It boasts world-class education options, with a number of highly regarded schools in the area. If you enjoy nature and adventure, then Christchurch is a great place to base yourself, with hiking, skiing, beaches, and mountains — all in close proximity to the city.
Once you've settled in after your move to Christchurch, you can start exploring some of the best places to eat. From relaxed cafes and bars, to fine dining, we're here to point you in the right direction.
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