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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists. Our high performance team of sea freight service experts offer many years’ experience shipping containers to Auckland and surrounding centers. CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most trusted sea freight companies to Auckland.


The city of Auckland (Maori name, Tamaki Makaurau) and also known as “The city of Sails” is New Zealand’s largest city, as at 2020 Auckland had a population of approx. 1.5 million residents. Auckland boasts the largest Polynesian population in the world and is a multicultural city, Asians account for 30% of Auckland’s population. Auckland was New Zealand’s capital city from 1842 Until 1865. The Auckland CBD is New Zealand’s economic hub, Auckland is considered one of the worlds most expensive cities, however the city often ranks highly as a desirable place to live.

The city is located in the north of the north island, between the Hauraki Gulf ,to the east and the Hunua ranges to the south east. Auckland harbor stages the America’s cup challenge. There are more than 50 volcanoes dotted around the city

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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to New Zealand

Also servicing: Bluff, Lyttelton, Napier, Nelson, Port Chalmers, Tauranga, Wanganui, Wellington,


  • Sydney to Auckland: 2-6 Days
  • Melbourne to Auckland: 3-6 Days
  • Brisbane to Auckland: 3-6 Days
  • Fremantle (Perth) to Auckland: 6-15 Days
  • Adelaide to Auckland: 4-6 Days
  • Hobart/Launceston to Auckland: 4-7 Days
  • Townsville to Auckland: 6-8 Days
  • Darwin to Auckland: 9-16 Days





  • 1,000 – 800 years ago – Polynesians discover Aotearoa (New Zealand).  Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) is settled and becomes a large population and trade center thanks to a wealth of local resources and fine harbors.  Trade flourishes and the area becomes known as ‘Tamaki Herenga waka’ – the gathering place of many waka
  • 1853 – Control of the Waitemata Harbor passes from the Governor to the Auckland Provincial Council, following the Constitution Act
  • 1850s – The first Queen Street wharf is constructed. A quay along Customs Street is created and a breakwater is built out from Britomart Point
  • 1871 – The Auckland Harbor Board is established to administer the port by an Act of Parliament
  • 1875 – The Auckland Harbor Foreshore Act is introduced, giving the Auckland Harbor Board over 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of the Waitemata Harbour seabed
  • 1880s – Point Britomart is quarried away and the area around Mechanics Bay, Customs Street, and Hobson Street is reclaimed to enable the construction of a railway wharf and better dockyards
  • 1906 – 1913 – The present-day Queens Wharf is built
  • 1909 – 1911 – Marsden Wharf is built
  • 1913 – 1923 – The iconic Red Fence is erected for added security. The responsibility for the Manukau Harbour and the Onehunga Port was transferred from the Marine Department to the Auckland Harbour Board
  • 1913 – 1923 – Princes Wharf is built and named after the Prince of Wales who visited Auckland in 1921
  • 1922 – Captain Cook Wharf, named after Captain James Cook, is built
  • 1931 – The western reclamation and western wharf extension are completed
  • 1937 – 1948 – Bledisloe Wharf is built for frozen export cargo
  • 1952 – Jellicoe Wharf is built
  • 1961 – Freyberg Wharf is built
  • 1971  – The Fergusson Container Terminal is built and Bledisloe Wharf is developed to handle containers. The first container ship, ‘Columbus New Zealand’, calls on 23 June 1971
  • 1982 – Onehunga port starts handling containers
  • 1988 – Ports of Auckland is formed, purchasing the Auckland Harbor Board’s land assets for about $250 million. Shares are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, with 80% being held by the Auckland Regional Authority and 20% being held by Waikato Regional Council
  • 2001 – 2006 – New container cranes and 1-over-2 straddles arrive at Auckland’s port
  • 2005 – Ports of Auckland delists from the New Zealand Stock Exchange. The company is now owned wholly by Auckland Council’s investment arm (Auckland Council Investments). An inland port is opened in Wiri, South Auckland
  • 2007 – Land at the western reclamation is transferred to the Waterfront Development Agency, now known as Panuku Development Auckland

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Sea Freight to Auckland


Prohibited And Restricted Items:         

Remember, you are moving to one of the cleanest, greenest, countries in the world, the NZ people are very much InTouch with the environment and protecting their country from unwanted pests and diseases. NZ border control is very strict and heavy fines (even imprisonment penalties) apply for non compliance, your goods could even be sent back to the origin port . Certain items are restricted or prohibited and cannot be imported into NZ.

Please be aware the below items are NOT PERMITTED into NZ:

  • objectionable material contained on items like videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs and in publications
  • weapons like flick knives, butterfly knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters
  • any weapon which is disguised as something else
  • equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine
  • anything which you’re planning to use in a crime.

For the commodities below you should check to see if you will NEED A PERMIT:

  • ivory in any form, including jewelry, and carvings
  • tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry, and ornaments
  • meat or food derived from whales, dolphins, rare crane, and pheasants, or sea turtles
  • medicines containing musk, or rhinoceros or tiger derivatives such as ground horn or bone
  • carvings or other things made from whalebone or bone from other marine mammals
  • cat skins
  • trophies of  sea turtles, all big cats, rare reptiles, cranes, pheasants, bears, antelope, and deer
  • live species, including pet eagles, hawks, owls and parrots, many cacti, orchids, cycads, and cyclamens
  • carnivorous plants.

You may not be able to bring some medicines into NZ, especially controlled drugs. This includes medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Remember heavy fines and possibility of imprisonment for non compliance

Prescription medication in most cases is acceptable, if you can present a valid doctors prescription .

If you’re returning to NZ or are immigrant to New Zealand after 21 months or more overseas, you may be entitled to concessions on vehicles and boats, motor cycles that either accompany you or are transported separately.

Bringing Motor Vehicles And Boats Into AUCKLAND:

You may be able to claim  “household items” concession if:

  • you’re relocating to NZ, or moving back to the motherland  after 21 months or more away, and
  • you have been using the items for their intended purpose.

This means you won’t have to pay GST and duties on some items.

You can also claim concessions on:

  • private vehicles, including:
    • motorcycles
    • cars
    • scooters
    • motorhomes
    • camper vans
    • ambulances
    • boats and
    • aircraft.

You can import more than one vehicle, boat duty-free, if you meet the Concessionary Requirements.

As a condition of the concession you will be required to sign an Undertaking that you will not sell or dispose of the vehicle, boat or plane within two years.

If you sell your vehicle, boat or plane within two years of bringing it into NZ duty-free, you must pay Customs duty and GST on a pro rata basis.

Ownership Rules:

You will need to qualify for a concession, which means you will need to meet the requirement to have “personally owned” the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to your departure from Australia to New Zealand u will have to meet a requirement to have personally owned and used the vehicle, boat or plane for at least 1 year before your departure for New Zealand, or surrendering the vehicle for shipping.

The phrase personally owned means  includes vehicles and boats leased by the importer, and vehicles, boats purchased under a hire purchase contract or agreement, provided that in both instances the terms of the lease or the hire purchase agreement/ contract have been meet with in full by the importer prior to their importation.

Vehicles, boats owned and registered by a company cannot be entered under the concession as the requirement to have personally owned the vehicle, boat or plane cannot be met, as a company is a separate entity.

Documentation will be evidence will need to be produced to support your claim of meeting this requirement. These documents may include:

  • receipts showing purchase and delivery dates
  • registration and insurance papers
  • evidence when the vehicle, boat or plane was surrendered for shipping to New Zealand.

“What if I don’t qualify for concessions”

You will have to pay:

  • GST on motorcycles, cars and planes
  • GST and Customs duty of 5% on private boats (yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sport)
  • GST and Customs duty of 5% on motor vehicles for transporting more than 10 people or more, including the driver (as per tariff description)
  • GST and Customs duty of 10% on camper vans, ambulances and motor homes.


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At CargoMaster we strive to deliver cost effective sea freight services to business, government and private individuals.

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