Destination Currency Guides

All the information you need to ensure your travel money goes further

New Zealand

Save on bank fees and buy New Zealand Dollars before you depart:

  • Receive a highly competitive exchange rate - see live rates here
  • Notes in a range of denominations
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store

New Zealand Dollar cash

The official currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar. Cash is a travel essential and can save you time and money on many occasions. Having local currency on hand can:

  • be handy for small purchases such as something to eat or drink
  • give you an alternative method of payment in the event you are unable to pay with a card or you are charged an additional fee to pay with a card
  • give you access to money in the event an ATM does not accept your card or is out of order
  • save you from paying high commission fees to exchange money in popular tourist areas

ATM access 

ATM access is widespread throughout New Zealand with ATM’s operating 24 hours a day and suitable for international debit or credit card use. If you are staying in a remote area, you can search here to find ATM’s available in your location.

Using your credit or debit card

Remember to check in with your bank to make sure you are fully aware of the fees you will be charged to make purchases or to withdraw money from an ATM in New Zealand. Click here to see common credit/debit card fees and charges before you speak with your bank. You can access money fee-free in New Zealand with a Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport card, read more about saving money with a travel card here. If you are planning to take your debit card with you, It is also important to make sure that your card will work overseas. Look on the front and back of your card and make sure that there is a Visa, Mastercard or American Express symbol on the card. If there are none of these symbols, there may be a Maestro or Cirrus logo – these cards will only work at ATM’s that display the Cirrus or Maestro logo. Please feel welcome to contact us if you are unsure if your credit or debit card will work. Always prepare for the event that your card is lost, stolen or skimmed, by having a back-up source of funds available. Access to emergency assistance is a must, you can get emergency cash in as little as 20 minutes if you have a Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport Card that is designed for travel. Read more about the travel card here.

Buy New Zealand Dollar Cash at Exchange Now

  • Receive a highly competitive exchange rate
  • Notes in a range of denominations
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store

 

 

Conditions:

We endeavour to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information for your destination. This information should be used as a guide only and does not constitute personal advice. Please refer to the relevant product disclosure statement before making the decision to purchase any product offered by Exchange Now. Consider your own circumstances before making a decision on how you will take your money with you overseas.

*Card payment surcharges apply to certain transactions online and in-store. Exchange Now have free payment options available to you, please click here to read all applicable card payment surcharges.

*You will be redirected to the Mastercard ATM Locator and the information displayed is not published or guaranteed by Exchange Now. The ATM locations have been provided to Mastercard by the relevant institutions and are subject to change.

Country New Zealand
Capital City Wellington
Official Currency New Zealand Dollar
Smallest Note 5
Largest Note 100
Cash Available to Purchase Yes