During the ealier days the business operated as a Franchise for an International Moving Company. These days we keep it simple with a one van, one driver operation doing regular Inter-Island trips from our Oamraru home base. Peter is the driver / sales / Ops, Sue sorts the accounts.
Peter has been a Furniture Removals Packer / driver for over 38 years. From European Antiques transport to USA & Australian Long Haul Revovals and now back to NZ-wide linehaul.
Our popular express van/trailer service offers affordable Inter Island furniture moves within a 1-3 day transit period. We use the latest Model Mercedes Sprinter jumbo van pulling a tandem furniture trailer.
This 190 hp van can SAFELY & LEGALLY carry a 30 m/3 furniture load at a max 8,000kg gross wt. A custom-built sleeper unit ensures added security for overnight stops. Back-loads are also catered for from time to time.
All trips are undertaken by Peter personally. Goods are blanket wrapped, stowed on van & travel direct to your new destination without being off-loaded or subbed out to other carriers. We are in total control of your move from start to finish – kind of old school, but that’s the way we like it. Unless notified otherwise, all jobs are priced as driver only. i.e. Peter will stow & unload your goods with the customer expected to arrange an extra person to assist in the process. We can arrange extra staff/packers by request.
Are you moving? Mt Cook Moving & Storage cater from single items to 3 bedroom houselots. Goods transported include houselots: antiques / motorbikes / kayaks / pianos & occasional new furniture deliveries.
Van is fitted with floor rings to strap motorbikes down, low entry ramps & trolleys for pianos & an ‘out of harm’s way’ roof rack to handle over-length items like double kayaks, rowing skiffs & long ladders / trampoline parts.
Mt Cook Moving & Storage Ltd cover all of New Zealand but specialise in ’out of the way‘ areas like Western Southland, Central Otago, West Coast, Gisborne, Waiheke Island & the Far North.
Moving will always leave your contents exposed to a high level of risk. I encourage all customers to arrange their own transit cover for their move. Unless notified – otherwise all goods will be carried at ’Owner’s Risk‘.
Cash or direct debit or bank cheque only. Sorry we do not have mobile facilities to process credit card payments.
A GST invoice / receipt is available with every transaction.
Mt Cook removals has just purchased a block of land in Chelmer street, Oamaru. The area is zoned Commercial and will soon be up and running wtih an assortment of near new 20ft shipping containers and facility to store smaller part houselots.
Please be aware when booking storage in Oamaru, that the site you choose is clear from historical flooding zones and nowhere near the sea shore with our persistent N/E winds. Salt air gets into everything.
Mount cook regularly ships our own 20ft high cube containers direct from Auckland & Mount Maunganui. Load yourself on site at your place and ship direct to Oamaru. we will hold your goods at our Oamaru yard and on forward to your final address in Central Otago when you are ready. Storage in Oamaru is approximately 70% of Central Otago prices & the moderate climate far more suitable for long term storage. Transit time is only 3 hours to Cromwell.
20ft high cube containers - 36 cubic metres
20ft general containers - 28 cubic metres
Large wooden storage bins - 21 cubic metres
Medium wooden storage lift vans - 8 cubic metres
Available to load direct from Auckland. Supply own lock.