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Poste Restante

Poste Restante is an inexpensive service for receiving letters and parcels while you’re visiting New Zealand from overseas.

The Poste Restante service provides you with:

  • a location to hold mail until you are ready to collect
  • a facility to redirect mail
  • a facility to leave messages
  • storage facilities for parcels to be collected when ready.

Receiving Poste Restante mail

All Poste Restante mail should be addressed as follows:

Recipient
Delivery service
Town, postcode
Country

For example:

David Franklin
Poste Restante
Levin 5510
New Zealand

Prices

The Poste Restante service is free for letters, documents and small parcels held for up to three months. Large parcels can also be held for up to three months – they will be held for the first seven days free of charge, and then $2.50 per parcel per seven days (or part thereof).

Duration Letters and parcels up to 2kg Parcels 2-30kg
0 - 7 days Free Free
7 days - 3 months Free $2.50 per week

You can have mail redirected from one Poste Restante location to another within New Zealand for an additional $7.00 (for up to three months).

The cost of an overseas redirection will depend on the service required (International Air or International Economy) and the World zone it is sent to.

Things you need to know

  • We cannot redirect mail to a hotel, motel, motor camp or boarding house.
  • After three months, any unclaimed letters or parcels will be returned to sender.

Poste Restante locations

PostShop Address Postcode Phone Fax
Alexandra 66 Tarbert Street 9320 03 440 2006 03 440 2036
Ashburton 390 - 408 East Street 7700 03 307 8611 03 307 8619
Auckland Ground Floor,
Bledisloe Bldg,
24 Wellesley Street
1010 09 379 6714 09 377 4622
Balclutha 2 John Street 9230 03 418 2387 03 418 2181
Blenheim Cnr Scott & Main Streets 7201 03 578 3905 03 578 0189
Christchurch Christchurch Box Lobby,
67 Cashel Street
8011 03 353 1763 03 353 1869
Dunedin 233 Moray Place 9012 03 474 0933 03 477 5189
Gisborne 166 Gladstone Road 4010 06 867 8867 06 868 4511
Greymouth 36 Tainui Street 3204 03 768 0125 03 768 7615
Hamilton 536 Angelsea Street 3204 07 838 2708 07 838 1842
Hastings 100 Market Street 4122 06 870 3237 06 870 3206
Hawera 74 Princes Street 4393 06 278 8680 06 278 7002
Hokitika 93 Revell Street 7810 03 756 8004 03 755 8659
Invercargill 51 Don Street 9810 03 214 7702 03 214 4140
Kaikohe 144 Broadway 0405 09 405 3042 09 401 1899
Kaitaia 104 Commerce Street 0410 09 408 6159 09 408 3101
Kerikeri 6 Hobson Avenue 0230 09 407 9721 09 407 9722
Levin 228 Oxford Street 5510 06 367 8159 06 368 9405
Masterton 181 Queen Street 5810 06 378 8300 06 378 8195
Motueka 207 High Street 7120 03 528 6600 03 528 6700
Napier Cnr Dickens & Hastings Street 4110 06 835 6903 06 835 5234
Nelson 209 Hardy Street 7010 03 546 7631 03 546 7085
New Plymouth 21 Currie Street 4310 06 759 8936 06 757 9578
Oamaru 2 Severn Street 9400 03 433 1060 03 434 7884
Paihia 2 Williams Road 0200 09 402 8623 09 402 7803
Palmerston North 328 Church Street 4410 06 353 6195 06 355 4167
Picton 72 High Street 7220 03 520 3021 03 573 6137
Queenstown 13 Camp Street 9300 03 442 4972 03 442 7976
Rotorua 1218 Tutanekai Street 3010 07 349 2393 07 348 6618
Takaka 29 Commercial Street 7110 03 525 9702 03 525 9716
Taumarunui 47 - 49 Miriama Street 3920 07 895 8146 07 895 8147
Taupo 46 Horomatangi Street 3330 07 378 9093 07 378 1141
Tauranga 17 Grey Street 3110 07 577 9911 07 577 6620
Te Awamutu 71 Bank Street 3800 07 871 5197 07 871 3157
Thames 517 Pollen Street 3500 07 868 7851 07 868 9603
Timaru 21 Strathallen Street 7910 03 686 6039 03 686 6041
Tokoroa 22 Bridge Street 3420 07 886 5098 07 886 1901
Waihi 21 Rosemont Road 3610 07 863 9574 07 863 8133
Waipukurau Ruataniwha Street 4200 06 858 7501 07 858 7683
Wanaka 39 Ardmore Street 9305 03 443 8247 03 433 8211
Wanganui 115 Victoria Avenue 4500 06 345 0348 06 347 8009
Wellington 2 Manners Street 6011 04 801 2422 04 801 2428
Westport Cnr Brougham & Palmerston Streets 7825 03 788 8194 03 788 8199
Whakatane Cnr Commerce Street & The Strand 3120 07 307 1157 07 307 1588
Whangarei 16 - 20 Rathbone Street 0110 09 430 2762 09 438 0037

 

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