A rich Māori culture, a hiking mecca, and a new-world culinary scene – New Zealand is a mouth-watering destination. Luggage Mule will ship your luggage to New Zealand allowing you to immerse yourself in the kiwi way of life.
Customs: New Zealand has strict border controls, and it is forbidden to bring almost all fruit, vegetables and meat products into the country. Check the New Zealand Customs Service website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £149.99!
Shipping times: 6 working days
Flights: Flights to New Zealand always include at least one stop, and range from just under 22 hours to over 24 hours. Major gateways include Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Queenstown.
Currency: New Zealand dollar ($, NZD)
Language: New Zealand English
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Citizens of the UK don’t require visas in order to visit New Zealand. If you intend to stay for longer or work in New Zealand, you will need an alternative visa. Visit the official immigration website to find out which visa you require.
Time difference: GMT+12.
Packing for New Zealand
If you’re travelling to New Zealand for the summer, pack for intense heat especially if you visit the far north where the weather is subtropical. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essentials, and it’s also worth having some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms covered. Remember your swimming gear if you’re beach-bound, and check whether your accommodation provides beach towels – you may need to bring your own. On the South Island it can get as cold as -10°C in winter so pack fleeces, waterproofs and heavyset boots. Let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to New Zealand so you can enjoy your holiday worry free.
Ship your bike to New Zealand
Some of New Zealand’s best mountain biking is in the Whakarewarewa Forest located 5km south east of Rotorua. On the roads, The New Zealand Cycle Trail project, also known as Nga Haerenga in Māori, is a vast network of cycling paths around the country. Some of the best are The Timber Trail, stretching through the ancient forests of the North Island, Otago Central Rail Trail on the South Island, and Hawke’s Bay Trails stretching between Auckland and Wellington. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to New Zealand at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to ride these superb trails on your own wheels.
Ship your skis to New Zealand
Some of New Zealand’s best skiing is in The Southern Alps. The top resorts are Mount Hutt, Treble Cone, and Cardrona. Lesser known resorts are Porters, near Christchurch, and the family-friendly Roundhill and Mount Dobson in the Mackenzie region. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to New Zealand at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to explore these runs on your own skis. If you’re keen to try multiple runs in the region, ship your bike to Queenstown and hire a car to get around – two of the country’s most popular resorts, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, are within 1 – 2 hours’ drive of the city.
Ship your golfing gear to New Zealand
New Zealand’s breath taking terrain, long beaches and hulking mountains, make the country the perfect backdrop for playing golf and two of the country’s best courses embrace the natural scenery: Jack’s Point, just 10 minutes drive from Queenstown, on the South Island, and Kauri Cliffs near Auckland on the North Island. The Royal Wellington Golf Club and the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club links course are two more North Island offerings. Luggage Mule can ship your clubs and kit to New Zealand at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to explore these superb courses with ease.
What to ship home from New Zealand
New Zealand produces some of the best New World wines. It’s particularly respected for its Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re touring the wine regions of Otago, Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Auckland, don’t settle for bringing single bottles home – with a generous 30kg allowance, our luggage shipping service allows you to buy your favourite New Zealand wine by the case and have it delivered to your door. Other popular souvenirs to ship home from New Zealand include cultural items such as Māori art and foodie items such as Manuka honey.