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Mount Cook Moving & Storage Ltd
Established in 1989 by Peter & Sue Grant


During the earlier 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 Oamaru home base. Peter is the driver, sales and operations manager, while 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 Removals and now back to NZ-wide line haul.




Express Van Service

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.


One Driver
- One Van -
All the Way!!

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.



Part Load
or Sole Use

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Service Areas

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.

Flood free and salt air free

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.

Transit zone for Central Otago

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.

Storage options
  • 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.




If you would like to make an enquiry about moving furniture around the country or our storage options email us on

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