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Shipping NZ to Australia

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I have the oppotunity to move to NZ at the end of the year and want to take my beloved 4x4 with me. I am keen to explore Australia in it when I get my time off work but wanted to know if anyone knows of ferries between the two countries or shipping costs.

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I'm not aware of any ferry services but there are quite a few ro/ro ships that operate between NZ and OZ. Weblookup - Australia New Zealand shipping.

You'll need to do a bit of research about bringing a vehicle into OZ as its not as simple as ferry crossings in Europe.

Do a weblookup on DOTARS which has details on how to bring a vehicle into the country on a temporary basis.

Then depending on which State you arrive in will depend on the next steps - weblookup NSW RTA, QLD Transport or Vicroads all have details.
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Thanks Roger

The entry of vehicle into NZ is being sorted by the company. I just would like to explore the outback in the LC so ifs it easier enough then great.

I checked out ferries - option is merchant ship that takes 3 days.
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No ferries

There are no ferries as the distance between Australia and New Zealand is way too high (2200km from Auckland to Sydney). Dave Milligan at Get Routed GetRouted : Bike shipping and Tour Operator is a very good place to start for shipping info.
While shipping may take three days, there is a few days worth of formalities at each end to consider too.

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I should also have asked if the LC is right hand drive? If not, its a very hard process to get approval to drive a left hand drive vehicle in Oz.
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