Moving to Christchurch

Considering a Move to Christchurch?

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and is located on the South Islands east coast. The city is near Pegasus Bay, next to the Pacific Ocean coast and the estuary of the Avon and Heathcote Rivers. The city has around 375,900 residents.

Those moving to Christchurch will find the city has a close association with the agricultural industry and has always been the economic core of Christchurch. High quality wine is produced locally and has increased tourism to the city. These industries create various job opportunities for those moving to Christchurch.

Christchurch has close involvement in many Antarctic explorations and was used as a base by Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. The Canterbury Museum preserves and exhibits many historic artefacts and stories of Antarctic exploration.

Places worth visiting when moving to Christchurch include the Christchurch Arts Centre, the Ferrymead Heritage Park, the International Antarctic Centre, and the Willowbank wildlife park.

Abels Moving Services can assist you when moving to Christchurch from the UK. We have been providing professional and discrete packing and international removal services for discerning families and professionals relocating and moving to Christchurch in New Zealand for over 50 years.

Abels Moving Services advises that Export Packing is a fundamental requirement for all your items and possessions when moving to Christchurch. Export Packing is a way of protecting items when in transit. It utilises either a 6 ply paper blanket that has a wax inner and a water resistant outer or tough bubble blanket that has a soft cloth inner and robust outer to ensure corners are not exposed. Certain items will need to be card covered, put into a carton or an additional layer of the above wrap to add extra protection for items such as polished furniture, antiques, delicate legs, mirror and glass fronted units.

The level of protection that is needed when moving items for example by road is less stringent but for moving your items travelling thousands of miles in either 20ft Containers or 40ft Containers on their sea journey to Christchurch then they will need additional Export Packing protection. Please remember that the goods will be “handled” many times including wrapping, loading the container, road journey to the port, container hoist removes and stacks, container hoist moves from the stack to the loading area near the vessel, loading the vessel crane gantry, sea journey and then the same in reverse. So the protection is paramount in ensuring the contents longevity when moving to Christchurch.

Abels Moving Services holds a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of service to all our customers from start to finish.

If you are moving to New Zealand but are considering a move to another city in New Zealand then please see our other website pages on Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Nelson, Rotorua, and New Plymouth.

Call Abels on 01842-816600 to discuss your requirements when moving to Christchurch or any other New Zealand location.

Abels Moving Services:
Telephone: 01842 816600
Email: shipping@abels.co.uk