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Rotorua is located on the Southern shores of the Rotorua Lake on North Island in New Zealand. It is located in the Bay Of Plenty. It is the main seat of the Rotorua district which is also the heart of the island, located about thirty-seven miles from Tauranga.

The scenic and beautiful city, it is known for the natural springs, picturesque locations and is a favored tourist destination. If you are moving here and intend staying for a long period or even permanently, it helps to have your own car with you so that you have no requirement of depending upon the local transportation.

You can transport your vehicle to New Zealand from the United States as long as you follow the rules and regulations. New Zealand Customs Authority has their own set of rules and regulations that must be met while in the United States. New Zealand Customs Service can assist you with all your information, questions, and proper paperwork to ensure that you will have no delays. It's best to hire A1 Auto Transport Service to assist you in every step of the import process.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Rotorua

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
Rotorua to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$41005+33 days
Rotorua to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$33005+26 days
Rotorua to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$41005+33 days
Rotorua to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$33006+26 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Rotorua
$550$33006+26 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Rotorua
$575$41006+33 days
Rotorua to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$41006+33 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Rotorua
$775$33007+26 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Rotorua
$800$41006+33 days
Rotorua to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$33007+26 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Car Import for a Permanent Stay.

If you plan to move to Rotorua, New Zealand on a temporary basis or if you plan to return to New Zealand as a resident after living abroad, you will want to know the best way to transport your vehicle. Your vehicle will need to be allocated with the certificate by NZTA approved certifier. This is a certificate that ensures the vehicle qualifies for the vehicle standards in New Zealand and it meets the minimal requirement for the type and age of the vehicle. This inspection is based on a variety of aspects of the car such as your vehicle needs to qualify for the minimal frontal impact standardization and have a working odometer.

You as the importer will hold the responsibility for getting the vehicle certified before you can register the vehicle. You will need to contact the New Zealand Transport Agency to do that. New Zealand will not offer tariff on imported vehicles as long as they are for personal use. This reduces the cost that you will have to pay.

Tariff on Motorhomes.

This rule is currently not applying to motorhomes because the owners of a motorhome will pay 10% customs duty on it. The vehicles will be evaluated and it is more than $1000 in value, you are required to pay about $30. If the biosecurity system is activated, they will pay another $17 as a tax. Additionally, there is 15% GST (Goods and Service Tax) that has to be cleared. If you want to move here permanently, then you will need to include the following documents with your application:

  • Valid NZ resident visa or permit.
  • Returning residential visa.
  • Australia passport/ New Zealand passport.
  • Valid New Zealand permit or visa.
  • Current New Zealand visa or permit.

Once your vehicle enters the Rotorua, Ministry Of Primary Industries will then inspect the vehicle and clear it. You will have two shipping methods to choose from RORO and container shipping. These two methods are the most secure and fastest way to ship. You will want to make sure that you have all the documentation ready when you begin the transport process. Paperwork includes:

  • Passport of the owner.
  • Registration and Title deed.
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Odometer Reading.
  • Commercial invoice.
  • Insurance certificate.

There is no applicable tariff to compare your vehicle with others. You will need to work with A1 Auto Transport Service in order to transfer your vehicle safely and to follow the rules and regulations set forth by the New Zealand Embassy.


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After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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