Moving To New Zealand

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Moving To NZ (From Overseas)

Move to New Zealand with NZ's Premium worldwide movers

Kia Ora and Welcome to New Zealand!

Are you planning a move to NZ in 2024? Whether you are permanently migrating to New Zealand, a returning Kiwi, or coming for work, no matter where in the world you’re moving from NZ Van Lines can take care of everything!

New Zealand Van Lines is one of the world’s most trusted and respected moving and storage company and can coordinate the door-to-door shipping from countries all around the globe to Aotearoa, NZ. 

New Zealand Van Lines are equipped with the expertise, experience and resources to make your relocation experience an enjoyable and stress-free one. We will be with you every step of the way, starting with the organisation of our trusted service partner to the packing and shipping of your personal effects, right through to your clearances and delivery in New Zealand – we will manage the entire process for you!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and find out why we are considered New Zealand’s Premium Worldwide Movers. We can also provide specialist moving services: movers insurancestoragepet relocations, vehicle shipping, office relocations, settlement services and lots more.

If you are moving from the United Kingdom, Australia, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Asia or any other country to New Zealand, NZ Van Lines can assist every step of the way. Contact our award winning team today, request a free, no obligation moving quote

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Moving individuals and families to NZ for over 35 years!

NZ Van Lines is one of the world’s most respected moving companies. Annually, we partner with our global affiliates to manage and control over 3,000 outbound moves and 5,500 shipments of household goods, into New Zealand. You can trust us to take care of your packing, vehicle shipping, storage, moving insurance and other moving needs.

When you move to New Zealand with NZ Van Lines, a dedicated Move Manager will assist you with your international move every step of the way. Coordinating the packing and uplift, container loading, voyage, export and importation documentation, container unloading and delivery to your New Zealand residence. 

Whether you are a Kiwi coming home or wanting to make New Zealand your new home, New Zealand Van Lines can manage the whole process for you.

5-Star Trustpilot Customer Reivews
"We have used NZ Van Lines twice in one year as we moved to Aus from NZ and then unexpectedly had to return home only 10 months later for a family emergency. It was a hugely stressful time but Matthew and his colleagues were so communicative, helpful, patient and compassionate that the move was made much easier than it could have been! The packers and movers were also friendly, fast, efficient and reliable. The price we were quoted was also $4,000 less than a comparable company gave us, as they didn't hike for holiday season. We would definitely recommend using NZ Van Lines to others looking to move internationally."
"No hesitation recommending NZ Van Lines during this extra pressure time moving from rural North California to Kapiti. A big thank you to Matthew Woodley and his team who were very patient, helpful and efficient in all communications, from quoting, answering questions, selecting the local mover to pack pick up and drop to port of Oakland, to arrival in Wellington. Amazing job also by Ernie’s staff in packaging many varied household items, everything arrived in great shape, even after an additional six months in storage before the final move in and unpack."
"The team was very pleasant and professional. All of our goods were delivered in a timely manner. No items were damaged or broken. We highly recommend them."

Why Choose NZ Van Lines for your RELOCATION to NEW ZEALAND?

We aren’t just New Zealand’s biggest and best resourced moving company, we are one of the world’s most respected. NZ Van Lines are the preferred mover to private citizens, corporates, and many government entities, through an exclusive ‘all of government’ contract for residential relocation services and storage. 

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Annually, we partner with our global affiliates to manage and control over 3,000 outbound and 5,500 shipments of household goods, into New Zealand.

marine transit insurance

Protecting your possessions has never been easier with NZ Van Lines. Choose the option that’s right for you from our range of comprehensive marine insurance options, and rest easy in the knowledge that your household goods are fully insured.

secure storage solutions

If you require short or long term storage prior to leaving your home country we can assist with secure and affordable options. Upon arrival in NZ we cover every postcode through our nationwide network of 13 purpose built storage facilities.

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In addition to the packing, moving, clearance and delivery of household goods we also provide marine insurance cover, motor vehicle relocations, pet moving, orientations, home finding services and lots more.

International Shipping to New Zealand

If you are considering a move to New Zealand we will provide a seamless door-to-door process, all managed by our Kiwi based Move Management team. As New Zealand’s biggest volume international mover you can be assured that NZ Van Lines has the shipping options to meet even the tightest deadlines. Best of all we stay with you for 100% of the journey.

Air Freight

Air Freight shipments are generally needed when there are specific personal effects required, within a short time frame. Many customers will have a smaller air freight shipment arriving in advance of their sea freight. This is a popular option for customers moving into longer term transit accommodation while they wait for their primary shipment, or self-employed workers setting up their home office.

Sea Freight Sole-Use Container

Sole-use 20’ or 40’ shipping containers are most often used for complete house loads, and can include additional items e.g. motor vehicles. They are the most efficient and quickest option for a direct door-to-door service. In some instances, we can deliver your personal effects from the same container that was loaded at residence.

Sea Freight Shared Container

Shared or Groupage Containers are a popular choice, often being used for small shipments or when two to three households of personal effects can be consolidated into the same container. Generally, a shared container is very cost effective, as you only pay for the space you use. They are especially popular with less time sensitive customers.


High praise for the service provided and compliments to the staff on their professionalism and helpfulness.


Excellent service and a great team of people to deal with at NZ Van lines, both in the office and on the ground when it came to uplifting our effects. Everything
was efficient and went to plan, and our effects arrived safely and on schedule in France. Highly recommend!


NZ Van Lines were a pleasure to deal with. They made the process stress-free and their team did an exceptional job with a fantastic, professional, and
flexible attitude.


In our 17 years and multiple moves to London, Hong Kong and New Zealand, you and your team have by far been the absolute best. Everything arrived in
perfect condition. The care and thoughtfulness that you and your team exhibited in arranging the pack was above and beyond. The communication was amazing.
Thank you.

Marc Holtzman

Lovely friendly team who was well run and organised getting our house items set up and delivered. Very happy with service.


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FIDI is the world’s largest global alliance of international moving and relocation companies, with members in over 100 countries. All FIDI affiliated companies have one thing in common: their high level of quality service - and we prove it.

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IAM (The International Association of Movers) is the moving and forwarding industry's largest global trade association. With more than 2,000 members, it comprises companies that provide moving, forwarding, shipping and logistics in over 170 countries.


OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) is a network of the world's finest corporate moving and relocation companies operating on every continent. Represented worldwide by companies that have demonstrated the excellence of their service, market influence, financial security and innovation.


NZOMA (New Zealand Overseas Movers Association) is a national organisation for members who are quality accredited with a global industry specific standard, whose objectives include delivering high professional, financial, ethical, operational standards, and leadership for the New Zealand international moving industry.