Car Shipping to New Zealand

Car Shipping to New Zealand

  • Fast Information
  • Cost starts from: £895.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

Car shipping to New Zealand is becoming increasingly affordable for people looking to relocate and take their vehicles with them. First Base Freight offer great, reliable and even more affordable vehicle shipping services to Auckland, Lyttelton, Christchurch and Wellington every week. Our secure vehicle shipping services are roll on/roll off, also known in the industry as RoRo, shared container and/or dedicated container services. We can also collect your vehicle from anywhere in the UK and deliver it safely to the port of departure with ease.

Our fully insured and regulated company ensures a first class service to anyone looking to ship either a car, van, truck, caravan or even a motorhome right across New Zealand professionally. Our highly experienced members of staff will assist you with the shipment of your vehicle from start to finish, will keep in touch with you throughout and will send documentation in plenty of time to ensure that your vehicle is shipped successfully and without issue every time.

Car shipping costs to New Zealand

Car shipping costs to New Zealand will differ and will depend on the port of arrival. For example to ship your car to Auckland will in fact be cheaper than if you shipped it to say Lyttelton, Christchurch or Wellington. Auckland is the main port of arrival in New Zealand where vehicles destined for other areas will tranship on smaller ships. Typical car shipping costs to Auckland start from £895.00 on our shared container services for a standard size saloon or £950.00 for a 4 x 4 such as a Mercedes ML.

Our roll on/roll off costs to Auckland are slightly more expensive, however this method of shipping may work out cheaper on the import in to New Zealand in the long run. The cost to ship a saloon car to Auckland by RoRo is £995.00 or £1295.00 for a standard 4 x 4. Costs to ship a vehicle to other destinations in New Zealand are more expensive for example to ship a saloon car to Lyttelton will cost £1165.00 whereas a 4 x 4 starts from £1395.00. For an up to date rate, please complete our quick quote form today.

Roll on/Roll off car shipping to New Zealand

Roll On/Roll off shipping to New Zealand

Roll on/roll off vehicle shipping is one of the most favoured options for shipping cars to New Zealand. The ease of unloading the vehicle at its destination makes this a cheaper option in Auckland, Lyttelton or Wellington. Vehicles are simply driven straight off the vessel and are secured in a holding area until it has been collected. Transit time takes on average 37 days to Auckland, with Lyttelton and Wellington taking longer because it has to load on board the feeder vessel. This can take anything from 5-7 days in addition to Auckland delivery dates.

Container shipping to New Zealand

Container shipping cars to New Zealand

Our weekly shared or dedicated containers to Auckland, Lyttelton, Wellington or Christchurch gives our customers great choice and flexibility. Container shipping gives that added peace of mind and allows you to load personal items inside your vehicle free of charge. Vehicles are securely loaded inside the container using ratchet straps and wooden wheel blocks before its steel doors are locked with a tamper proof seal placed on the outside of the door for added security.

Quarantine Inspection in New Zealand

Motor vehicles must have been owned and used for 12 consecutive months or more preceding your departure to New Zealand failing which duty and/ or GST may apply. You should obtain a Compliance Certificate from the vehicle manufacturer demonstrating that the vehicle complies with New Zealand standards. Motor vehicles are subject to a physical inspection by MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAF). It is essential that the vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed prior to shipment, paying particular attention to the wheel arches, the underside and engine compartment and interior, passenger and boot compartments. For further information please refer to the New Zealand Customs Website.

What paperwork is needed to ship cars to New Zealand?

When shipping vehicles to New Zealand, we would require copies of the following documentation:

  • V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
  • Photo page of the consignees passport
  • Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle

For further information on our car shipping services to New Zealand, please contact our office or complete the online quick quote form today.