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Shipping to New Zealand

Reliable and regular shipping services to New Zealand

Unsworth are experienced experts when shipping to New Zealand. We move over 1500 caravans, motorhomes and cars each year on this route, for hundreds of satisfied dealers and owners.

We offer a wide range of shipping solutions, from various container sizes, to simple roll on, roll off (RO/RO) ferry options.

Our weekly services call every major port in New Zealand, and our local dedicated partner is on hand to take care of the details, getting you on the road, or in the showroom as quickly as possible.

38 days port-to-port transit time
Nationwide collection across the UK
Our RV Visibility Platform provides complete end-to-end unit tracking for peace of mind
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Condition report with photos when the unit is in our warehouse

Once the unit has reached one of our warehouses, it goes through a thorough inspection by one of our experts. Photos are provided upon inspection and you can instantly see pictures of the caravan’s outside, inside, any damages, dents, scratches, etc.

Live vessel tracking feature and shipment visibility

Our personalised online shipping platform ensures you're given real time updates about your shipment, very step of the way.

Export customs formalities and documents formalities

Unsworth is committed to making your importing process easier. Therefore we handle all customs and documents related paperwork for you.

Fumigation and compliance services

Our aim is to be in full compliance with NZ’s regulatory bodies. Our fumigation treatments are accredited by NZ’s MPI.

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Australia and New Zealand have imposed strict controls on car and caravan imports to reduce the risk of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) contamination, which means there are new specific requirements that only Unsworth can ensure you meet through our fumigations services.

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Written on
March 15, 2021
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Frequently Asked

Collection of questions our clients ask us the most frequently

What do I need to know about importing a caravan to New Zealand?

If you are shipping a caravan to New Zealand, we offer weekly services to Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Napier, Lyttleton, Port Chalmers and Nelson.

We offer you the best deal you will find including competitive rates and customer service second to none.

Included in the cost of shipping a caravan to New Zealand from the UK are the following services:
Sea Freight to NZ
Preparing and packing the caravan into a sea freight container
MPI Bio security clean and clearance 
Customs declaration for UK export
Customs declaration for NZ import

How can I find out info on what theDuty/GST costs will be for importing into New Zealand?

GST is payable at 15% on the landed value, which is the value of the vehicle, plus freight, plus insurance. Otherwise known as the CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) price.

If you are to be exempt from paying GST you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Be a first time immigrant or a returning New Zealand citizen.
  • If a returning citizen, you must have been out of New Zealand for over 21 months.
  • Be prepared to sign a deed where you agree not to sell the vehicle for at least 2 years.
  • The vehicle must have been owned and used for the last 12 months.

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Get in touch with our team today for a tailored quote.

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