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New Zealand Dollar

  • Order New Zealand Dollars online - collect from your nearest branch or get free next day delivery
  • Order between £400 and £2,500 and get a better rate the more you spend
  • 11,500 Post Office branches across the UK - many open from 7:30am to 10:30pm on weekdays, around 3,000 branches open seven days a week

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New Zealand: an introduction

One of the most diverse countries in the world, New Zealand has everything from snow-capped mountains to golden sand beaches. It’s divided into 2 islands, simply known as North and South. Take in all of the South Island on the TranzAlpine train which goes throughfarmlands, mountains and rainforests. On the North Island, the modern cities of Auckland and Wellington await – museums, cafés and inner-city nature reserves are the main attractions.

The rewards are certainly great for travellers happy to make the 24-hour flight time. And with a currency that offers pretty good value to UK holidaymakers, it also appeals to backpackers and those looking for more comfort.

Budget travellers

Hostels and budget hotels are dotted all across the country, including the major cities. And if you avoid the more expensive activities – like bungee-jumping – you can get by quite cheaply here.
Daily spend: £40-50

Mid-range travellers

Staying in cheaper hotels and eating out a few nights a week is possible on a medium budget. You can also afford to do a few of New Zealand’s popular activities, and travel comfortably by bus.
Daily spend: £70-80

Luxury travellers

The best hotels and restaurants in New Zealand’s cities can cost just as much as the UK. On a bigger budget, you can do some of the more expensive activities and perhaps travel around by plane.
Daily spend: £100-150

Prices are approximate and subject to change.

Money saving tips for New Zealand

  • Use your credit card. If your credit card company doesn’t charge for overseas transactions, you can avoid paying ATM fees this way.
  • Don’t tip. It’s not customary to tip in New Zealand, so don’t worry about leaving money at the end of your meal.
  • Use local car rental companies. They’re cheaper than the international names.
  • Drink tap water. It’s safe, environmentally-friendly and cheaper.

The smart way to travel

Keep track of your holiday spending and instantly convert local prices into pounds with our free smartphone apps. There are three handy apps to download for iOS and Android, including Travel Essentials, Travel Money Card Plus & Currency Converter. You can also download an instant currency converter for your Apple Watch.

New Zealand’s currency – the basics

  • The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar.
  • The exchange rate is about 2:1 against the pound.
  • Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.
  • One dollar is subdivided into 100 cents.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest, is on the 5-dollar bill.

Get your New Zealand currency from us

We make it easy to get New Zealand Dollars before your trip:

  • Order online for a better rate on foreign currency – minimum order value of £400 applies online
  • 0% commission, competitive rates on up to 70 foreign currencies
  • Delivered to your front door or pick up from one of 11,500 local Post Office branches. Search for your nearest branch here
  • Free delivery for branch collection and online orders over £400 for home delivery Monday – Friday
  • Orders placed before 3pm, on a working day, can generally be delivered to your home the next working day. Where an order is placed on a Friday and delivery is required on a Saturday, there will be a charge of £1.50

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Where next?

Get a great rate by ordering your New Zealand dollars from us

Get hold of your holiday money quickly. Pick it up from the dedicated Travel Money counter at your nearest Post Office.

Want your cash delivered tomorrow? Order by 3pm today for delivery to your home.