New Zealand Traveller Information
New Zealand currency and banking
The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar. The currency is comprised
of 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, 1 dollar and 2 dollar coins and 5 dollar, 10 dollar,
20 dollar, 50 dollar and 100 dollars notes.
All major credit cards are recognized. New Zealand has an almost universal EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale) system and an extensive 24-hour cash machine (ATM) network. Travelers’ cheques are also widely accepted.
Trading banks are generally open Monday-Friday from 9.00am-4.30pm.
New Zealand dollar exchange rate
The New Zealand dollar is generally weak in comparison to major currencies such as British Sterling, the Euro, the Yen, or the US dollar. This can make New Zealand a particularly affordable destination for many travellers. The New Zealand dollar is currently (as at 7 February 2011) worth approximately USD 0.75, GBP 0.47, and Euro 0.56. Please make use of the currency converter directly below to ascertain today's exchange rate.