Shipping Information

At EasternMarine, we've been shipping fish, coral and inverts for a few years, and during that time, we've become specialised in shipping these delicate creatures. We take the utmost care to insure that your order is packed and shipped as soon as possible.

Livestock is shipped in seperate bags (some snails are bulk packed as per industry standard), with medical grade oxygen injected into each bag, an agent that reduces stress and ammonia toxicity added to fish bags, and a heat pack (or two) added to each polybox to ensure a optimum temperature is maintained while your new addition is in transit to you. Corals are also shipped with activated carbon to absorb impurities released by the coral during transit. We review the actual weather conditions in the destination of all orders to optimize the packing specific to your area.


Free Overnight Livestock Shipping on all orders over $200.00

EasternMarine offers Free Shipping on all livestock orders over $200.  You will be presented with the free livestock shipping option at our checkout if your order exceeds the $200 order value threshold.

Overnight Courier Shipping Rates:

Product Type Order Size
Shipping Method 
$00.01-$99 $100-$209 $210+
Livestock $25 $19 FREE NZ Couriers Priority Overnight


NZ Couriers Saturday Delivery is available for an additional $6.50. To order this please request it in the "order notes" box at checkout. Saturday delivery is only available in certain locations. Please check the NZ Couriers Address checker to see whether Saturday delivery is available to you.

All livestock includes tracking with New Zealand Couriers. Your tracking information will be automatically emailed to you approximately around 4-6pm on the day of shipping. If you haven't recieved your tracking email, please email us on info@easternmarineaquariums.co.nz and we will send you your tracking information.

It's important you track your parcel to ensure its delivered to you quickly. We also recommend you call your local NZ Couriers Depot to ensure the depot delivers your parcel promptly. When you call please quote your tracking or 'consignment number'.

You can also request your parcel be sent to your local NZ Couriers Depot for direct collection - this is recommend by us as it normally allows the parcel to be picked up early in the morning. If you would like this please let us know in the order notes, and let us know which NZ Couriers depot you would like to collect from. You can see a list of NZ Courier Depots here

Same Day Air New Zealand Airfreight

EasternMarine has partnered up with Air NZ to provide a same day airfreight shipping option. This option is recommended for livestock as it reduces the stress to your new fish/coral/invert. Due to the nature of airfreight, it's more expensive than our overnight courier option, however it reduces the time in transit to 2-6 hours depending on the arrival airport. Note: You'll need to pick your livestock up from your local Air NZ serviced airport.

We also require a minimum of 3 days to schedule an airfreight booking and dispatch is available between Monday - Saturday with prior notice. All bookings are subject to space availability on flights.


Air NZ Airfreight Rates (Effective 01 June 2019)

Product Type Destination
North Island South Island Polybox Charge Airport Drop off fee
Livestock $75 
(Up to 20KG in weight, each KG after is $5.90 + GST)
$139
(Up to 20KG in weight, each KG after is $5.90 + GST)
$8.95

$10.50