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Moving to New Zealand from Australia? We make it easy.

Wridgways Moving Services: International Furniture Removal Experts

Moving to New Zealand

New Zealand continues to be a popular and exciting destination for many moving families and individuals. Whether you are moving to New Zealand for the magnificent lifestyle, family, and/or career opportunities, Wridgways will ensure you and your precious belongings arrive safe and sound. We move thousands of Australians and New Zealanders to and from New Zealand every year! New Zealand remains one of our busiest international moving locations and having safely moved individuals and families household items around the world since 1892, your move is in our very capable hands.

We’re here to help! Move to New Zealand with complete peace of mind. Enjoy a complete door-to-door service from an experienced and professional international team.

Contact us today or get a FREE quote for your move to New Zealand.

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Wridgways Complete Moving Service to New Zealand

Happy family in New Zealand

Moving to New Zealand or anywhere overseas requires careful planning and preparation. Knowing when to go, what to take, and how to get there can be difficult without the right assistance. That’s where Wridgways come in – contact us before you start making arrangements, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much of the process we can handle. We offer a comprehensive range of professional services to anyone moving overseas to New Zealand.

Take away the hassle and stress of moving by allowing Wridgways to manage all aspects of your international move. From the professional packing to managing the secure transport of your household treasures, as well as insurance, customs and quarantine clearance, and even unpacking your cartons at the other end – we have it all covered! We specialise in transporting not only your personal possessions and vehicles across the Tasman but your much-loved pets too.

We are happy to assist with the numerous other aspects you might face when moving overseas, like as purchasing or renting a home; arranging passports and visas; school search programs for the kids and more.

Prompt and Secure Sea Freight and Air Freight Delivery

Shipping to New Zealand

Via all the main ports Wridgways provide a complete door-to-door moving service to Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, in fact anywhere in New Zealand. Offering a range of air freight and sea freight transport options, we tailor each relocation based on your time constraints and individual budget. We have the capacity to handle any size move, from a few items to a large family home; your goods will be safely transported by our accredited removalists.


Wridgways Global Capacity

Part of the Santa Fe Group, spanning Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, Wridgways is part of a global network with 96 offices in 47 countries. Our accredited international partners in New Zealand are experienced in all aspects of importing personal and household goods and are ready to meet your moving needs.

An Accredited International Moving Company

To further assure you are choosing the right international movers, Wridgways is a fully accredited removalist company. Proudly members of:

  • Federation of International Furniture Removals (FIDI),
  • Overseas Moving Network International (OMNI),
  • International Association of Movers (IAM) and,
  • The Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA).

This means we not only have years of moving experience, but the necessary equipment, transportation methods, premises and staff training needed to complete a professional international move.

Helpful information about New Zealand:

Currency – New Zealand’s unit of currency is NZ$. Coins have values of 10, 20 and 50 cents, $1 and $2 and notes have values of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Tipping in New Zealand is not obligatory – even in restaurants and bars, however, if you choose to tip for good service or kindness this is at your own discretion.

Weather – The average New Zealand temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest time of the year. The average maximum temperature in summer ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC.

Geography – Lying in the south-west Pacific, New Zealand consists of two main islands; the North Island and the South Island. The North Island consists of a ‘spine’ of mountain ranges running through the middle, with farmland on both sides. The Massive Southern Alpsps form the backbone of the South Island. To the east of the Southern Alps is the farmland of Otego and Southland, and the Canterbury Plains.

The people of New Zealand – Today there are approximately 4.4 million people living in New Zealand. Approximately 69% are of European descent, 14.6% are indigenous Māori, 9.2% Asian and 6.9% non-Māori Pacific Islanders.

Important Quarantine restrictions – To help protect their countries precious community, economy and environment it is compulsory for anyone moving to New Zealand to declare goods like prescription medicines, food, cigarette lighters, children’s crayons, their toys and more. But don’t stress, Wridgways moving consultants will provide you with the relevant documentation and arrange this for you.

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Moving services

When you are moving home, it isn’t simply enough to just take your possessions and move them to another home. There are a lot of other details that need addressing during your move, such as moving your pets, the insurance and cleaning. Our removalist teams are on hand to assist with all of these aspects of your move in Australia regardless of whether you are moving interstate, locally or even internationally.


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Secure Storage

Whether you need long term or short term storage, we have you covered.

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Let us make your move easy with our team of experienced packers.

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Settle into your new home without the stress, by using our friendly unpacking team.

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Make your next move a breeze and ask about our cleaning services.

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Vehicle Transport

From cars and bikes, to boats and more! We’ll move your vehicles wherever they need to go.

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Pet Transport

Give your furry friend a smooth transition to their new home with our range of pet relocation services.

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Santa Fe Connect

Give yourself a break and get all of your services connected in one place.

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