New Zealand Travel Money

 

CountryNew Zealand
Capital CityWellington
Official CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Smallest Note5
Largest Note100
Cash Available to PurchaseYes

 

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

  • No fees and commission free on all New Zealand Dollar exchanges
  • Receive an exchange rate Better than your Bank!* – see rates
  • Notes in a range of denominations
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

  • No fees and commission free on all New Zealand Dollar exchanges
  • Receive an exchange rate Better than your Bank!* – see rates
  • 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.

*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.

¹Some ATM operators may charge their own fee. Please refer to the Mastercard Multi-Currency Cash Passport Card Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision to purchase a card.