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Buy New Zealand dollars (NZD)

Incredible landscapes and a rich culture will welcome you on your arrival in New Zealand. With so many local treasures to explore, make sure you have plenty of dollars to enjoy as many of the experiences on offer as possible.

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Buy New Zealand dollars with a Travel Money Card

Buy New Zealand dollars with a Travel Money Card

Another great option for spending in New Zealand dollars is our Travelex Money Card.

  • Safe and secure - card not linked to your bank account
  • Choice of 22 currencies, including New Zealand dollars
  • Seamless spending with Apple Pay and Google Pay 
  • Manage your New Zealand dollars effortlessly via the Travelex Money App
  • In case your card is lost, stolen, or damaged, our 24/7 global assistance team is here for you
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How to get your New Zealand dollars

Discover the most convenient way to receive your travel money through our range of delivery, collection, and online options.

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Home Delivery

Enjoy effortless currency exchange with Home Delivery. Place your order online and have your New Zealand dollars delivered directly to your doorstep, with Royal Mail Special Delivery. Free for orders totalling £500 or more.

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Store Click & Collect

Streamline your currency exchange with our free Click & Collect service. Simply place your order online and pick up your New Zealand dollars from one of our stores. Enjoy a smooth beginning to your travels with our online rates.

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What to spend your New Zealand dollar on

  • Sending a postcard home

    2 NZD

  • 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 in New Zealand?*

Please select your budget above.

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Total spending money needed:

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  • nights


Must-sees in New Zealand

Waterfront Auckland New Zealand
  • 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.
Waterfront Wellington New Zealand
  • 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 on the southern island, home to stunning landscapes – try the Botanical Gardens, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, or even a gondola ride!

Key information about New Zealand dollars

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. Its symbol is the dollar sign ($).

Spending and tipping in New Zealand

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.

New Zealand dollar denominations

New Zealand bank notes come in five different denominations:

  • $5 (orange)
  • $10 (blue)
  • $20 (green)
  • $50 (purple)
  • $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 note, Queen Elizabeth II).

The current denominations of coins in New Zealand are:

  • 10 cents
  • 20 cents
  • 50 cents
  • 1 dollar
  • 2 dollars

Common questions about New Zealand dollars

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  • Where can I spend my New Zealand dollars?

    New Zealand dollars are used throughout the country and in some Pacific Island territories, such as the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency, Tokelau, and a British territory, the Pitcairn Islands.

  • Can I buy New Zealand dollars with a credit or debit card?

    You can purchase your New Zealand dollars from us via credit or debit card. Whether buying New Zealand dollars online or in-store, rest assured of no handling fees from us. Checking with your card issuer for any extra charges is recommended.

  • Can I sell my unused New Zealand dollars?

    We're here to help! With our Buy Back Promise we can buy back your unused New Zealand dollar notes at any one of our UK retail stores at the original transaction exchange rate up to a maximum value of £250, for just a fee of £4.99. T&Cs apply.

  • Can I use my bank card in New Zealand?

    In New Zealand, card payments are common, but be aware of possible international bank card fees for transactions in NZD. See how the Travelex Money Card can help you spend abroad.

  • Can I spend New Zealand dollars as cash when abroad?

    Yes, cash is still frequently used in New Zealand. New Zealand travel is smoother with New Zealand dollars in hand and the Travelex Money Card for larger expenses.

Need a different currency?

Whether you’re looking for dollars or dirham, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.

*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.