The Low Down on New Zealand Currency
New Zealand dollar
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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$5, $10, $20, $50, $100
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**:
Sending a postcard home
Cup of coffee
Taxi from Wellington International
Airport to Wellington city centre
Three course meal for two
in a mid-range restaurant
Wine tour on Waiheke Island
Must-sees in New Zealand
Exchanging New Zealand dollars online is easy
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- 1. Click the ‘Buy NZ Dollar Now’ button below
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- 2. Choose how to get it
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- 3. Pay online
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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.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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