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The Low Down on New Zealand Currency

Currency:

New Zealand dollar

Currency code:

NZD

Central Bank:

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Currency symbol:

$ (dollar)

Nickname:

kiwi

Currency sub unit:

c (cent)

Bank notes:

$5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Coins:

10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2




The New Zealand dollar (NZD) has been the official currency of the country since 1967 and is among the 10 most exchanged currencies in the world. As with other dollar systems, there are 100 cents to each dollar. Many items will be priced in cents as well as dollars, so keep a supply of 10, 20 and 50 cent coins to hand.



Tipping is not compulsory here, so don’t worry about leaving a percentage of your bill unless your service was truly exceptional.



The notes currently in circulation are for the value of 5 (orange), 10 (blue), 20 (green), 50 (purple) and 100 (red). Each banknote features the image of a bird that is native to the country, as well as a notable New Zealander (or, in the case of the 20 dollar note, Queen Elizabeth II).



What to spend your dollars on**:

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    Sending a postcard home

    2 NZD *

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    Cup of coffee

    4.2 NZD *

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    Taxi from Wellington International
    Airport to Wellington city centre

    23.5 NZD *

  • *

    Three course meal for two
    in a mid-range restaurant

    90 NZD *

  • *

    Wine tour on Waiheke Island

    115 NZD *

How many dollars will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


*Recalculate

Must-sees in New Zealand

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  • Auckland
  • Home to the iconic Harbour Bridge, Auckland is a thriving and exciting city. It is filled with picturesque scenery, such as that in Auckland Domain Park and the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
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  • Wellington
  • New Zealand’s capital is a breath-taking city, with amazing views available from Mount Victoria. For a spot of culture, head to Zealandia Sanctuary or to the Museum of New Zealand.
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  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, home to stunning landscapes – try the Botanical Gardens, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, or even a gondola ride!

Exchanging New Zealand dollars online is easy

Order New Zealand dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home.

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy NZ Dollar Now’ button below
  • Just tell us how much you need

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Collect your currency from over 3,600 locations or have it delivered to your home

  • 3. Pay online
  • You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your real for your trip to New Zealand.

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Travelling to New Zealand in the Future?

Travelling to New Zealand in the Future?

Track Rates and get notified when the New Zealand Dollar matches your ideal rate so you can decide if it’s a good time to buy!

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.