Shipping vehicle and van to and from NZ

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2015 at 10:21
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Anyone done this or can offer any advice on shipping to and from NZ. I am keen to travel there for circa 6 months ( mainly for the fly fishing)?
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Reply By: TomH - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:16

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:16
Probably would cost about $4000 as it was going to cost me About $2000 to bring a car here from there in 2002.

Also vehicles have to be very carefully steam cleaned all over for all traces of soil and seeds etc. On return as well. Might be cheaper to try to hire something over there.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:21

Follow Up By: Owen P - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:30

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:30
My advice to date suggests the cost will be around $8000 return. The cost to hire for a lengthy period becomes too expensive so taking your own rig is the best option.
I understand your comment re cleanliness of the rig is paramount so will be taking extra care with that.
thanks for your help
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 13:58

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 13:58
I cannot speak for the NZ end but when coming back I would just give it a good clean but not go overboard as I can guarantee that AQIS will require a clean at your expense irrespective of how clean it is.
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Reply By: Louwai - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 13:30

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 13:30
I'd suggest getting onto a company that transports cars professionally. Be specific about what you want & get 2 or 3 quotes.
You could also try 1 or 2 standard shipping companies. Sometimes the professional transporters get a little expensive.

NZ has specific cleanliness requirements for vehicles (as does Australia), Don't try to save money by saying that you will wash / clean it yourself. Often the receiving end wants a certificate from the cleaning company. If you can't provide it, then the vehicle will be either impounded or returned on the next ship.... at your cost.
Often, regardless of your diligence, the receiving country will demand that it be steam cleaned again,.... at your cost....

You often hear of people who have tried to ship items themselves & then they complain about being slapped with "hidden" charges at the end.. Or it's cost them double what they THOUGHT was an excessive quote from a professional...





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Follow Up By: Owen P - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:34

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:34
Thanks for the advice, as you have suggested I have, or am getting, quotes from shipping agents able to do the job for me. I also am aware of the need for having the vehicle and van clean before entry into either country
Cheers
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Reply By: mbw650 - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 16:44

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 16:44
With those estimates of cost, why don't you just come down to Tasmania and fly fish here ? If it makes you feel any better, for a very reasonable fee I can pop past your camp a few times a week and bludge a bear out of your " chilly bin " !
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Follow Up By: mbw650 - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 16:46

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 16:46
Make that a beer, go no use for a bear.
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Follow Up By: Owen P - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:35

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:35
Being born and bred in Tasmania I spend a lot of time there as it is. Still have lots of family there and love the fishing.
Happy to share a beer anytime............
Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 21:10

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 21:10
Owen.
It’s easily done, I’ve done it twice, but the other way round.
Car and van would be about $4000?? each way on a roll on roll off. Yes it would be an idea to use a car shipping company. I used Allied Pickford but that is, or was, container only. Haven’t done it since 2005 so I’m bit out of date.

Sounds a lot of money but over 6mths its way cheaper than renting in NZ. Plus you have your own vehicle with no restrictions as to where you can go.

Get in touch with your local Auto club. RAC----- They organise a thing called a Carnet (Car-neigh) AA handle the NZ end.

You have to put up bond equal to the customs duty but you get that back plus interest when then rig is landed back in Oz.

On road insurance in NZ will be your biggest hurdle. RACV cover me while in Oz. Ring around the insurance Co’s in NZ. AA have their own insurance Co as well, but I’ve never used them.

Cheers. Clive.
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Follow Up By: Owen P - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:40

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:40
Hello Clive,
Thanks for the info it is much appreciated.
The quotes to date are around the $8000 return and as you suggest when compared to renting for a lengthy period it is not in the ball park.
Would you mind if I email you with some questions that I would appreciate your advice on?
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 21:13

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 21:13
Owen yes email me if you like, however I’m not keen on putting my email address up on a public forum, have enough trouble with spam as it is.

Maybe the Explore Oz owners might be able forward it onto you, or better still they could send me yours.

Clive.
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Follow Up By: Owen P - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 21:29

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 21:29
Thanks clive i will get it sorted
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Reply By: WayneD - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 02:21

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 02:21
You could always look at buying a used vehicle and selling it once you have finished. It may be cheaper than shipping costs.
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Follow Up By: Owen P - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:48

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:48
I did contemplate that but again when I worked out the costs, particularly accommodation for a 6 month period, it soon mounts up. I also have a hankering just to be in my own rig whilst traveling....
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