New Zealand Currency and Travel Guide

Exchanging New Zealand Dollar & Travel Tips with WeXchange

What Currency is Used in New Zealand?

Planning an exciting journey to the stunning landscapes and vibrant cities of New Zealand? Not sure how to manage your travel money? As a trusted currency exchange service in Melbourne, Australia, WeXchange is here to assist you. We will guide you through the intricacies of New Zealand’s currency, offer advice on where to exchange your Australian Dollars to New Zealand Dollars, and recommend some unforgettable destinations in New Zealand.

The official currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), represented by the $ symbol.

Denominations for the New Zealand Dollar are:

  • Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100
  • Coins: 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, and $2
New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

Although credit cards are widely accepted and electronic payments are prevalent, cash transactions still play a significant role, especially in small towns and rural areas. We recommend converting your AUD to NZD with WeXchange before leaving Australia.

How Should I Carry My Money in New Zealand?

While New Zealand has a modern, digitised economy, cash is still necessary for many small-scale transactions. It’s particularly important to carry cash when exploring remote locations, rural eateries, or local markets. To ensure a hassle-free travel experience, get your New Zealand Dollars sorted with WeXchange.

You can order your NZD online with WeXchange and pick it up in-store. This way, you’ll avoid any inconvenience that might arise from trying to find a favourable exchange rate after you land in New Zealand.

Where to Exchange New Zealand Dollars?

You can exchange your AUD to NZD in Australia before your departure or once you reach New Zealand. However, to avoid language barriers, high fees, and less favourable exchange rates, we recommend exchanging your currency at WeXchange before your departure. This can be done conveniently online or in-store during business hours. Get today’s best rates here!

Exploring New Zealand: Top Destinations and NZD Currency Tips

Vietnam, an enchanting blend of rich history and fast-paced modernity, offers stunning landscapes, delectable cuisine, and breathtaking architectural wonders. Here’s a snapshot of must-visit locations in Vietnam and some practical tips to handle your money:

1. Auckland

Known as the “City of Sails,” Auckland is a thriving city surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Be sure to have NZD on hand for a journey up the Sky Tower for an incredible panoramic view. In addition, your NZD cash will be essential for tasting the fantastic local food at the night markets.


2. Queenstown

Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, offers thrilling activities such as bungee jumping, jet boating, and skydiving. Keep your NZD cash handy for these unforgettable experiences. Moreover, don’t miss out on a trip to the nearby Milford Sound, a top-rated natural attraction.

3. Wellington

As the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington boasts a vibrant arts scene, top-notch restaurants, and beautiful landscapes. Your NZD cash will be useful when visiting the famous Te Papa Museum or taking a scenic ride on the Wellington Cable Car.


4. Matamata

For all the fantasy enthusiasts out there, Matamata is a must-visit. The bucolic shire of Hobbiton comes alive in this quaint town, serving as the memorable filming location for the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. As you explore the enchanting hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and the party tree, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped directly into Middle Earth. Remember to keep some NZD cash handy for memorabilia!

5. Rotorua

Experience the geothermal magic in Rotorua, a landscape dotted with mud pools, geysers, and thermal springs. As a significant hub for Maori culture, it’s an excellent place to delve into New Zealand’s indigenous history. After a day of exploration, unwind in a natural hot spring and savour traditional Maori food, a testament to Rotorua’s unique geothermal gastronomy.


Your Travel Money Sorted with WeXchange

Remember, no matter which part of New Zealand you’re exploring, having local currency at hand will significantly ease your journey. With WeXchange, you can secure your New Zealand Dollars (NZD) before you embark, guaranteeing a hassle-free travel experience in the diverse and breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand. Arrange your travel money and exchange AUD to NZD with WeXchange today. Order NZD online or visit us in-store to exchange NZD with WeXchange today.

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