Christmas Delivery Deadlines

Please order before 8am NZDT on these dates to have confidence in delivery by Christmas

  • USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, South PacificAirmail = Monday 2nd December / *International Courier = Monday 9th December
  • AustraliaAirmail/eParcel = (Metro) Wednesday 11th December / (non-Metro) Monday 9th December / *International Courier = Wednesday 11th December
  • New Zealand Christmas Delivery (provisional) Thursday 19th December
  • Rest of World: Airmail = Friday 29th November  / *International Courier = Friday 6th December
  • 12noon NZDT = 10am AEDT same day = 6pm EST day before = 11pm GMT day before = Midnight CET day before
  • 8am NZDT = 6am AEDT = 2pm EST day before = 7pm GMT day before = 8pm CET day before

*International Courier delivery is only available to some countries. Click here to check

We contract New Zealand Post to deliver within New Zealand (Courier Post) and internationally (Airmail or Courier). 

After you place an order, we send you an order confirmation from 
When your order is despatched from our premises in Nelson, New Zealand, you will be sent another email containing, as relevant, your tracking or parcel reference code. 
Despatch emails are sent, on our behalf, by New Zealand Post from
Please remember to provide a correct, deliverable address, and to correctly enter your email address (also to check your junk mail or spam folder!)

Delivery/Shipping within New Zealand is by Courier Post

      • We deliver to PO boxes and rural locations as well as the usual urban or business addresses.
      • Delivery/Shipping is a flat fee per order, per destination within New Zealand regardless of content.
      • "Courier" = NZ$8.00 signature not required OR "Courier: Signature Required" = NZ$8.75
      • Allow approximately 2-3 business days to most urban areas, plus and extra 1-2 days for rural delivery.
      • Click here to learn more about Delivery/Shipping within New Zealand.

Delivery/Shipping to Other Countries is by Insured Airmail or, to some countries, by Courier

  • Shipping is determined by the destination, order weight and the shipping option you select.
  • Shipping is visible on the right hand side of your shopping cart under "Summary" and "Estimate Shipping and Tax".
  • One or more options will be offered depending upon the service available from New Zealand Post to that destination.
  • For Australia, commencing 6th August 2019, we offer Australia Post's eParcel service in addition to International Courier.
When your order arrives in its destination (your) country, their postal administration (post office) becomes the delivery agent under the terms of the Universal Postal Union.
Delivery times after despatch date, based upon New Zealand Post's targets, are below. Click on the country/postal zone name for specific important information.

Special Note - Customs Duty & Sales Taxes

  • On some occasions customs services inspect parcels. This may result in duty and sales tax being applied. 
  • We at New Zealand Nature have no control over this and it remains the responsibility of the individual customer. 
  • However, if we are shipping your order to New Zealand or Australia, the relevant Goods & Services Tax is applied automatically when you order. 
  • Click here to learn more about the application of New Zealand & Australia GST

Special Note – Gifting

  • When the name of the order recipient differs from yours, we assume it is a gift and therefore no documentation related to the order value is enclosed.
  • However, orders sent out of New Zealand do require a customs declaration on the outside specifying parcel contents and their value.
  • We enclose a standard “Best Wishes from” note bearing your name so that the recipient knows we have sent the order on your behalf.