Moving from Christchurch to Auckland

Are you thinking of moving from Christchurch to Auckland? Moving to Auckland doesn’t have to be a logistical headache, it should be a time of excitement for you and your family.

Auckland, or Tamaki Makaurau is our largest city. Whilst it is no longer our capital city, it boasts beautiful scenery, world class infrastructure and excellent schooling and healthcare services. Whilst the decision to leave Christchurch may be the result of a various range of reasons, being work, family or a change of scenery. Leaving Christchurch for Auckland has never been easier.

Why move to Auckland?

Auckland is the city which keeps on giving. Its diverse landscape includes as many as three stunning harbours, which are home to around 135 000 yachts, as well as mountain ranges and forests all within your reach. It does not matter which direction you point yourself towards in Auckland, where you go you will be able to find breathtaking views and countryside. Aucklanders experience mild temperatures, throughout the year, with winters that allow you to go outside and experience the beautiful surroundings without the need of a jacket, and summers can be spent laying on the one of the many world-renowned beaches that surround Auckland, or sailing on yachts in one of the three stunning harbours.

As the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland has a world of opportunity for those wishing to pursue careers in the corporate world as many large corporations have their head offices in Auckland.

If you are a foodie then Auckland is for you. Living in Auckland means that you have the world at your fingertips – in terms of food choice that is! Do you feel like eating Thai food tonight? Then there is a Thai restaurant just down the road, maybe you would prefer Mexican or even Japanese! All these and more will readily available when you live in Auckland. If you love coffee then you will be blown away by the quality of coffee in Auckland. Aucklanders love their coffee and have refined the process so that they are quickly gaining a reputation as having some of the best coffee in the world.  

When you live in Auckland you will never be bored, as there is always something happening to keep you entertained on the weekends. Whether it be fireworks, outdoor cinemas, concerts or markets, weekends in Auckland will never leave you wondering what there is to do.

How to organise a move to Auckland

Moving from Christchurch to Auckland is not as simple as just moving cities, but moving from the South Island to the North Island. With such a high-level move, you should consider using a professional mover. They will be able to take care of all the difficulties that come with safely moving the entire contents of your home over 1000 kilometres.

Allied Pickfords are the movers that can help you when you choose to move from Christchurch to Auckland. We have been moving people locally and internationally for over 300 years and we have refined our moving process to ensure that your belongings arrive safely at your new home.

To move with Allied Pickfords, all you need to do is to give us a call on 0800 255 433. We will send out a dedicated move consultant who will come to your home to give you an accurate quote for your removal. Our friendly consultants will take you through the move process, and answer any questions that you have regarding the move.

When you move with Allied Pickfords, you have the option of choosing from several additional services that will help you in the lead up toward your move.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Valet Packing services: to make your move easier, we will send out a team of experienced packers who will take care of all your packing needs. Our expert staff will pack all your belongings for you using only the highest quality Allied Pickfords packing materials. Our packing materials have been developed as the result of our extensive experience moving people, and we have a range of different products which have been tailored to ensure that different items remain in perfect condition during transit.
  • Valet Unpacking services: A team of our expert packing staff will do all the unpacking for you. They will not rest until everything has been unpacked exactly how you want it. We will fold your clothes, put your cutlery away and even organise your makeup, nothing will be forgotten with Allied Pickfords Valet Unpacking services.
  • Pet transport: Do you have a furry friend that you will be bringing with you on your move? Allied Pickfords can help to ensure that your pet arrives in Auckland safe and sound.
  • House cleaning: If you work full time or have a family you may find it hard to find time to take care of your house cleaning in the lead up to your move. As part of our expert services we can organise to have your house professionally cleaned ready for its next owners.

Allied Pickfords are also able to offer those who choose to move with us transit insurance. Furniture is not designed to be moved and so when you move your furniture you are putting it at risk of damage due to the vibrations and movements of the road, rail or sea. Our transit insurance ranges from new for old, to pairs and sets insurance. Make sure you ask your move consultant about our different insurance options during your home visit.

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland is our biggest city, with over 1.5 million people compared to just under 400,000 for Christchurch, it is understandable if you take one or two wrong turns and get lost in your first few weeks. Once you have settled in be sure to spend some time exploring the areas surrounding Auckland such as Waiheke and Rangitoto island, or the Waitakere ranges. The Auckland Zoo will offer you and your family plenty of entertainment on the weekends and be sure to experience the AJ Hackett Skywalk and SkyJump at least once during your time there.