Since we were established, EasternMarine has?become specialised in shipping?both dry goods and livestock around the country. We take the utmost care to insure that your order is packed and shipped as soon as possible.

Pick Up / Order Collections

For customers able to, we offer a collection service from our Auckland Store, located at 21/114 Wiri Station Road, Wiri, Auckland.

If you would like to pick your order up,?please select the Pick Up?option at the checkout and select your preferred collection date.

Overnight Livestock Courier Service

We offer a overnight livestock courier service with New Zealand Couriers for coral orders only.?

Fish, starfish, anemones and shrimp are unable to be shipped via overnight courier and will only be shipped via same day airfreight.

Livestock is shipped in separate 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. We review the actual weather conditions in the destination of all orders to optimize the packing specific to your area.

Overnight?Livestock Courier Shipping Rates: (Current of September 2022)

Destination Polybox Size
Small Medium Large

North Island

South Island







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 received your tracking email, please email us on [email protected] 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.

We ship livestock between Tuesday – Thursday. If you need a specific arrival date, please email us once your order is placed.

Livestock Courier Services within Auckland

Due to stress transit places on the fish, we do not ship any fish orders out within Auckland. All Auckland fish orders must be collected from our Auckland Store.?

We do however continue to ship coral via overnight courier within Auckland.

Same Day Air New Zealand Airfreight

EasternMarine?has partnered 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.

Same Day Airfreight is available to the following destinations: Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Gisborne, Invercargill, Kerikeri (Bay of Islands), Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Rotorua, Tauranga, Timaru Wellington & Whangarei.

We also require a minimum of?2 days to schedule an airfreight booking. All bookings are subject to space availability on flights.

We ship livestock between Tuesday – Thursday. If you need a specific arrival date, please email us once your order is placed.

Note: Due to high costs associated with airfreight, all orders must include a minimum livestock value of $100 (excluding the cost of shipping) to be accepted for airfreight. This is purely to help?cover internal costs in providing this service.?

Standard airfreight charges cover a shipment weight up to 15kgs – as a rough guide, this is around 10 fish/coral (subject to size of the livestock shipped).

Airfreight Rates (Effective 2 November 2021)

North?Island South?Island

Additional Per KG Price After 15kg


Up to?15kg in weight


Up to?15kg in weight

$6.49 + GST



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