Moving to New Zealand from UK

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Moving to New Zealand from UK

Moving to New Zealand with Schepens

Made up of a North and South Island, New Zealand is truly one of the most picturesque and photogenic places in the world. With a small population of 4.5 million, it’s an adventure playground for thrill seekers and explorers. The country is made up of some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes – from dramatic mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. A burning passion for the outdoors, sport and art make New Zealanders, and their culture, unique in the world.

Expats travel to New Zealand for an all-round high quality lifestyle. The country was rated 2nd in the world for work-life balance in HSBC’s 2018 Expat Explorer Survey.

Here Are The 5 Best Places to Live In New Zealand

1. Queenstown (South Island)

Known as the adventure capital, Queenstown encapsulates pure beauty and is the perfect location for a complete outdoors lifestyle. It ticks all the boxes – whether you’re finessing the slopes on a snowboard, relaxing in top-class restaurants or hiking, biking and surfing in the summer. Queenstown is excellent for people all of ages; there is a secure job environment with many different industries located in and around the city.

2. Wellington (North Island)

The capital of New Zealand is one of the country’s most popular and much loved places to live. Although the population of the city is small, Wellington has a lot going on. It’s home to the country’s parliament and the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington enjoys a waterfront setting with many of the best beaches in the country. What movers find great about Wellington is that even though it’s a capital city, it still retains the feel of being a large town. The general way of living is more relaxed, with a city centre that you can effortlessly get around on foot.

3. Auckland (North Island)

Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city and is a very popular expat destination due to its large job market. Aside from a high cost of living, Auckland is a spectacular place to live and has one of the best waterfront locations in the world. The fact that it’s the biggest city in New Zealand means that Auckland has a bit of everything going on There’s a myriad of shows, restaurants, shops, sports events and parks to enjoy.

4.  Christchurch (South Island)

Located on the East coast of the South Island, Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island with a population of 350,000. From the tranquil city centre filled with greenery, flowers and trees it’s just 15 minutes to stunning beaches, 10 minutes to peaceful countryside or an hour to the mountains for some of the best ski-fields in the world. There is a thriving community in and around the city making it one of the most popular places to live in New Zealand.

5.  Napier (North Island)

Located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, Napier is a magnificent place to move to in New Zealand. Great vineyards, a breathtaking coastline, fantastic golf courses and excellent cycleways – Napier has everything going for it. The weather is often warmer than the average in New Zealand, particularly in the winter months, with makes the coastal city very attractive for expats from the UK. The cost of living here is far lower than the bigger cities such as Aukland, Wellington and Queenstown – which makes it an attractive proposition; yet, there is still a variety of job opportunities to find work.

Speak to us today on 01794 323558 to book a no obligation removals quotation from our New Zealand removalists.

Schepens is an Experienced International Removals Company

We’re a 4th generation international removals company that’s been moving clients to New Zealand for over 100 years! We ship regularly to this beautiful location which means that we’re able to offer clients flexible scheduling. Our volume of traffic to this part of the world also allows us to offer dedicated, or part load shipping. Our goal has always been to provide stress-free removals for our clients – especially if they’re travelling somewhere as stunning as New Zealand.

Tailored Removals to New Zealand

Amongst the thousands of clients we’ve moved to the North and South Island in New Zealand, we’ve never encountered a ‘standard’ move. Which is why we don’t offer ‘standard removals’. Instead our dedicated Move Co-ordinators work with individual clients to create a tailored removals plan based on their individual requirements.


We provide a range of international removals services which include:

  • Professional Packers. Our BAR trained removals teams can pack up your home, label all your boxes and create a detailed inventory for shipping.
  • Insurance. Your goods are covered during the process of shipping. Should you wish additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability Cover, we can arrange it for you.
  • Non-Standard Goods. If you’re planning to ship any valuable items such as antique furniture, works of art, or musical instruments, we can arrange bespoke packing and handling.
  • Self Storage. Should you need self storage for goods or furniture in the UK, Schepens have local storage facilities. We offer a door-to-door service and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

A Great Reputation for Customer Service

Many of our clients find the thought of moving the other side of the world to New Zealand from the UK quite an overwhelming prospect. Which is why it’s important to find an international removals company that will support you every step of the way. Our customer feedback regularly comments on the professionalism and friendliness of staff, and – time after time – we hear that Schepens is ‘prepared to go the extra mile for clients’!


Schepens helps clients move to every part of New Zealand including; Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Dunedin and Queenstown.


Are you planning to move to New Zealand from the UK? Schepens have over a century of experience in International removals. For second-to-none customer service, call us today on  01794 323558