/ Shipping Equipment back from New Zealand
My misses and I are about to make our way back to the UK after living in NZ for the last year and a half. We need to ship all our mountaineering equipment back (approximately 30kg in a 120L expedition bag), but we are struggling to find any cheap deals.
Most places seem to only do expensive air freight that takes about a week, as we are willing to have it take a couple of months on the presumably cheaper sea freight. Anyone now any places in New Zealand that can do this later option?
We are heading back via Adelaide in Australia, so we're considering flying over to there with our gear and shipping it if that's cheaper. Anyone know if it is?
Any advice would be appreciated...
I just posted mine, although it would have weighed less than that.
It all arrived safely and before I returned six weeks later, was quite cheap from memory.
I posted pair of axes, rack, boots, crampons, rope, bits and bobs.
Can you remember which company that was with? Cheers.
I did it from the post office, I don't remember being given a choice of courier beyond that - just packaged it all up and paid the dues.
Sorry I can't be any more help.
We used NZ movers, but we had bikes, skis, etc. It wasn't cheap.
My boyfriend's just in the process of shipping stuff the other way (UK to NZ) and said he'd found a great deal for around 80kg's worth of stuff, I'll fund out the company and whether they ship NZ->UK and let you know.
I posted my climbing gear and excess baggage in Melbourne this week.
I used pack and send, 34kgs-$400 and it was air mail as it worked out cheaper by air!
Package is also insured and will be delivered to the door in 3 weeks
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