Ship a Go-Pod direct to NZ!

Although we don't have any dealerships in New Zealand, it's still possible to buy one from the UK and have it shipped to your door. And it's not as difficult as it sounds!

Plus we don't have to charge our VAT sales tax, (GST), which saves 20% off the published price and helps offset the importation fees.

We've teamed up with New Zealand based shipping company Extreme Global who have UK associates and experience of transporting Go-Pods to NZ already. They can really make the whole exercise a total doddle!

Additionally, the Go-Pods prices shown on our site include UK sales tax of 20% which would not be charged. So this offsets the importation costs making the whole process much more affordable.

Here's a rough idea of costings & other details to help you to decide. 

The NZ Government charges duty at 5% on the purchase price of your Go-Pod.

GST (Goods & Sale Tax) is at15% on everything. So that's the purchase price, duty, seafreight & any local charges.

Our preferred New Zealand ports are Auckland and Lyttelton and Nelson, while in the UK we ship from the Port of Hull.

Transit times 42 – 45 days to Auckland and Lyttelton and 58 days to Nelson. Please allow 4 weeks from time of ordering to delivery to the UK port.

 

Freight Rates are around £1400.00 GBP and the local NZ charges are NZ$1500.00 which includes container unpacking, Customs clearance & MPI (Bio-security inspection).

There is a charge of £250.00 GBP for transportation from the Go-Pods depot to the UK port of exit & insurance is additional at approx. NZ$300.00.       

This example is from October 2018 and intended for guidance - the figures can be confirmed at time of your enquiry. 

Go-Pod lands in NZ!

An interesting letter from Tessa who bought a Go-Pod online and had it shipped over to her in New Zealand...

 

Hi Phill,

I hope you have had a relaxing and happy Christmas, probably less busy now its winter over there. Its 28 degrees here today.

Here is a picture of the Pod on it's way home to Nelson, having just traversed the Lewis Pass, one of NZ 's highest alpine road passes.

It finally was unpacked from its container in Christchurch, after 54 days in transit. It was so exciting to finally see it in reality and looking ever so tiny and cute. I am rapt with it.

I had no problem towing it with my Mazda 2 car, and unlike Britain New Zealand has very hilly and windy roads.

Am still sorting through all the technical stuff and might have a few queries for the after sales team.

I am so grateful for all your help in making the purchase and getting it on it's way to New Zealand. It's already got lots of attention and astonishment that so much is packed into such a small space , and able to be towed by such a small car. So I'm sure the pamphlets you tucked into it will be quickly distributed when it gets its first camping trip in early January.

Hope you have a happy and safe new year.

Cheers Tessa.

Cost note from Tessa: Jan 2019.

The total amount for shipping, including 15% GST (the NZ version of VAT) and 5 % import duty was , NZ $ 8921.

Bearing in mind the the GST and import duty was equivalent to the UK 20% VAT that was not charged due to being overseas and it was very similar to the original UK price.

GO-POD & MAZDA 2 IN NEW ZEALAND

Update from Tessa - January 2019.

I just thought you may be interested to know about the conversions to NZ standards of my Go-Pod.

The electrics were fairly straight forward,  just replacing the 3 British outlets, the fridge plug and the British RCD. The electical 'Warrant of Fitness' was also issued at the same time. The WOF of both gas and electrics are mandatory in NZ .

The Gas fitting was a little more problematic as NZ standards don't allow for Gas bottles Inside the vehicle.  Initially they were talking about having to put a door in the outside of the shell so the gas bottle could be accessed from outside. As you can imagine I was not happy about this idea!  After a lot of head scratching and consulting with other staff and resorting to the gas standard regulations manual, they managed to find an exemption.  The end result of this expensive exercise was numerous pipes , a much smaller gas bottle and sealing up the cupboard. 

So in my opinion any other Pods being  shipped here should opt for the front box with gas bottle outside option, which would comply with NZ standards.

The electric bill was NZ $ 409.26, which included the WOF cost of $60. The gas bill was $661.74, including WOF $120. So all in all allow approximately $1000.00 NZ for this.  

Hope this all is useful Info for you.

Off on a lot longer trip in 2 weeks when the worst of our current  heat wave is over and all the kids go back to school.

Cheers, Tessa.

To request to see Tessa's Go-Pod please email her on: [email protected]