Pricing and delivery
The following prices are for New Zealand only, in NZ dollars, and include GST, but do not include the shipping costs to your door. They are direct selling from the two NZ factories - so less than wholesale or retail. We've been approached to put the Kiwitub into shops, but their 40% mark-up would take the retail price to nearly $11,000 - which doesn't seem a really good deal for us or Kiwitub customers.
The prices may definitely keep rising. Over the years of Covid the prices of the component parts for the Kiwitub have been creeping up, and some have skyrocketed. Copper and cedar doubled in a year, and shipping and delivery costs have done a big jump also. Just contact us to ask about current delivery costs.
Note for December 2023: Right now, we're nicely stocked up with tubs and main burners, and delivery is usually only about 2-3 days. But it does get pretty crazy as Christmas approaches, and ordering sooner is definitely safer than later. We have sold out of Kiwitubs as early as December 8 in other years. Also, the gas tube burners are currently unavailable. We hope to have them available again in early 2024.
Complete Kiwitub unit $7,830. Price without the gas tube burner included is $7,300.
Includes tub, lid, flue, copper and brass main burner with insulation jacket, gas tube burner for running it on LPG, stainless steel grate for running it on firewood, flue, shaped sand-coloured acrylic canvas full cover for the tub, water hoses, marine padlocks, floating thermometer, fine mesh leaf sieve, drainage hose fittings for the burner, water trough for a 9kg gas bottle, manual, rubber ducky, and more. (Doesn't include a 9 kg LPG bottle - the standard barbecue gas bottle costing about $50 from Mitre 10, Bunnings or similar.)
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: The gas tube burner is currently unavailable. We hope to have these available again in early 2024. Not including it drops the price of the standard full Kiwitub package to $7,300, and the price of the standard burner alone package to $3,500. If you send us your contact details we can let you know when they are available again.
Tub alone $3,910.
Includes tub, lid, marine padlocks, sand-coloured acrylic canvas full cover, plugs, hex filter to stop stones or bath toys going down the lower hose to the burner, neoprene safety flap and fitting for the upper hose hot water inlet, fine mesh leaf sieve, floating thermometer, rubber ducky.
Main burner alone $3,960. Price without the gas tube burner included is $3,500.
Includes copper and brass Kiwitub main burner with insulation jacket, 36kW/hr stainless steel gas tube burner for running it on LPG, stainless steel grate with secondary air intake tubes for running it on firewood, flue with perforated safety shield, 2m (6 feet) of water hose (just cut to size) with Kamlock fittings to connect to burner, full Kiwitub manual including DIY instructions, floating thermometer, drainage hose fittings, polar fleece insulation wraps for the hoses, and more. (Doesn't include a 9kg LPG bottle - the standard barbecue gas bottle costing about $50 from Mitre 10, Bunnings or similar.)
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: The gas tube burner is currently unavailable. We hope to have these available again in early 2024. Not including it drops the price of the standard full Kiwitub package to $7,300, and the price of the standard main burner alone package to $3,500. If you send us your contact details we can let you know when they are available again.
Gas tube burner alone $460.
The made-up unit, which includes the Italian 36kW/hr stainless steel gas tube burner, gas regulator, stainless steel gas ball valve, Teflon inner and stainless steel mesh outer gas hose, foot and wind shield, and yellow PVC correct lighting instructions label.
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: The gas tube burner is currently unavailable. We hope to have these available again in early 2024. If you send us your contact details we can let you know when they are available again.
Optional macrocarpa surround for the tub $1,300.
The price for the macrocarpa wood surround including the straps and buckles is $1,300 incl GST. It’s $85 to courier them anywhere in NZ (or $nil if you can collect from me in Dunedin). The top row in the Photo Gallery shows one with 25mm wide webbing on a cedar surround, but we’ve shifted to 38mm wide as it looks better.
If you want to make your own DIY wood surround, we also sell separately the made-up webbing straps and buckles for it, for $65. The Kiwitub manual has DIY measurements and instructions on how to make your own wood staves for your tub - which isn't difficult.
Full tub cover for the Kiwitub $340.
You get one of these anyway when you buy a complete Kiwitub unit or tub alone - it's not an extra expense. However the earlier versions haven't been lasting as long as we'd like. We've shifted (in October 2023) to making the covers out of a sand-coloured PVC. This is a thicker, tougher material, should last a lot longer, and is easy to wipe clear of any mould or dirt. It’s $340 for the full tub cover in PVC, plus $20 to courier it anywhere in NZ.
Inside New Zealand, we accept payment by electronic transfer of funds by direct credit, or manual deposit at another bank, to Kiwitub Ltd., account number 02-0912-0022114-000, at the Bank of New Zealand, Dunedin branch, 98 George Street, Dunedin. We will also accept bank cheques or cleared personal cheques made out to Kiwitub Ltd.
Sorry, we no longer accept VISA or Mastercard - they've changed the system for us, making it very complex and expensive. Also, we don't do deposits or hire purchase. We used to use a finance company, but the customers were paying a further 20% for a Kiwitub, and this just doesn't seem like a good deal for them.
From outside New Zealand, we accept payment only by telegraphic transfer or bank draft. However if you are buying a full Kiwitub to be sent outside New Zealand, Indac do have other options.
Buying a Kiwitub in New Zealand - delivery.
Just contact us by any means and tell us you want to buy a Kiwitub or two, or any of the component parts. Please include your address and a contact phone number. We'll email you a GST invoice with the total price including shipping, and payment options. As soon as that's paid, we can get a Kiwitub off to you.
Usually we have everything in stock, so delivery anywhere in New Zealand is normally only 1-3 days. However it's been pretty crazy over the years with Covid and we've kept selling out. Every time we went into any sort of lockdown, people would ring up to buy Kiwitubs. We're now (in 2023) doing much bigger runs of tubs and burners so as to have plenty of stock in reserve. So far so good, but if you're thinking of ordering, sooner is always safer than later.
(1) We send the burner, flue and collection of bits on Post Haste Couriers directly to your address. It's $90 to send to any address in NZ (plus a further $26 surcharge per box to deliver to Great Barrier, Waiheke, Kawau and Stewart islands). Delivery is usually 1-2 days, plus an extra day if you're zoned rural.
(2) The tubs are made for us at a rotomoulder in Blenheim - we leave them stored there as it's about the middle of New Zealand for shipping. The closer you are to Blenheim, the less it costs to send a tub to you. If you can collect the tub from the storage depot in Blenheim yourself then there's no charge.
Otherwise, it's about $380 to send a tub (with lid) by TIL Freighting / MOVE Logistics to their depots in Nelson, Christchurch, Takaka, Ashburton, etc.; $480 to depots in Wellington, Palmerston North, Timaru, Westport, Dunedin, etc.; and $580 to depots in Auckland, Invercargill, Gisborne, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, Whangarei, etc. Prices are roughly correct for August 2023, but have been climbing erratically due to diesel and other costs.
Sending the tub to a nearby depot is much the cheapest way - we can organise a home delivery but it could cost as much again or more. The tub is easy to pick up on any light car trailer or ute; can be shifted and manoeuvered by one or two people; rolls like a big cartwheel and will fit through a standard doorway. The depot will just lift it up on a forklift and trundle it alongside your trailer or ute. Just push it on, tie it down and drive off.
Buying a Kiwitub outside New Zealand - delivery.
We've never actually advertised the Kiwitub outside New Zealand. But people do find us, and we've exported 50-60 over the years, mostly to Australia (but also to the UK, Alaska, France, the NZ embassy in Austria, etc.). The burner, flue and collection of bits pack inside the very tough plastic tub and lid, which then becomes a protective carrying container for them - we've never had any damage.
Do note that we haven't any support back-up outside New Zealand. On the other hand, the Kiwitub is brutally strong, long lasting and simple, and there's pretty much nothing you can do to it that can't be readily repaired, or small bits cheaply replaced. But this is at your own risk - we just can't offer a guarantee outside New Zealand backed by a service network.
If you want to buy a Kiwitub from outside New Zealand, just let us know - do please include your address and a contact phone number. The tubs and lids are made by Indac Rotomoulders in Blenheim, New Zealand. We'll pass you onto Indac, who can give you a total price for the Kiwitub and delivery, including up-to-date shipping costs. These have been varying widely over the last two years with Covid, and are still going up and down heaps. If you go ahead, you'll be buying the Kiwitub from Indac. They have the staff and resources to handle exporting; we just send them the burner, etc. to pack into the tub.
Especially for Australia, it's usually very much cheaper to just send the Kiwitub to a customs warehouse in a main city. The customer can drive up to the depot, pay any landing or other customs duties, and drive off with the Kiwitub on their trailer or ute. Collecting one Kiwitub in Sydney recently, the owners were in and out in half an hour. Before Covid, it was actually cheaper to send a Kiwitub to Australia by air rather than by sea, and of course much quicker. These days it varies.
We don't sell the Kiwitub burner on its own outside New Zealand. Sorry, just too complex and time-consuming to pack, administer and send.