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 *

  • *

    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?

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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All good except there was only one form…

All good except there was only one form of notes all $100 items. No smaller notes and no option to chose smaller notes

marella harris

No issues

No issues. Good customer service.

Sarah

Sanjin

Sanjin, was excellent and had great customer service and very/extremely friendly

Karlee Elisabeth Sindermann

so easy and efficient

so easy and efficient

KATHRYN ELIZABETH STEWART

Simple and easy

Simple and easy. I was able to organise this out of hours, and have it ready for collection when I was able to get in.

Trevar Alan Chilver

Belmont office even change larger nots…

Belmont office even change larger nots to smaller notes due to her experience of where we are going. Great knowledge.

Ian Lucas

Great site to organize foreign currency

Great site to organize foreign currency

Murray William Turnham

Convenient and competitive rates

Convenient and competitive rates

James Matthew Murray

Nice and easy

Nice, easy online purchase of foreign currency for holiday money. Paid by Bpay, picked up the holiday money a few days later from the local shopfront. Easy!

Fraser

fast and good rate

fast and good rate

Alfred gao

Great service.

Great service.

Kevin Leyden

This is the 3rd time I have used…

This is the 3rd time I have used Travelex. Very easy to use, good exchange rates and easily contactable if you have any trouble. Highly recommend.

L McCLOUD

Staff member Michelle was great

Staff member Michelle was great. Kiosk is in a very noisy area though and it was very difficult to hear her.

CES

Excellent and very fast online and face…

Excellent and very fast online and face to face customer service. Exchange rate better than major banks. Recommended if you need cash and don’t have an international bank account.

Paul M

No problems

Best rate I could find, quick, easy, the staff at pick were lovely and helpful

ERC

*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.