New Zealand Dollars
Get ready for your trip to New Zealand. Order your New Zealand Dollars at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more NZD cash to spend. Have your New Zealand Dollar banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your New Zealand dollar travel money.
Travel advise: payments in New Zealand
Jet off well-informed to New Zealand. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in New Zealand.
Card payments are the most commonly used payment method in New Zealand. Nearly all vendors will accept payments by credit and debit card. Contactless payment is available for payments up to $80 NZD.
When paying by card in New Zealand, be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments abroad. ATM withdrawals in New Zealand will also incur costs, including currency conversion related ones: Your bank's NZD to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Oceania, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious or fraudulent.
It's recommended to take some cash with you on your trip to New Zealand. Especially if you plan to visit more remote regions for nature walks or mountaineering.
Having some cash at hand ensures you have a fallback option in case your card is declined or if ATMs aren't working, as was the case after recent earthquakes.
The cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to the cost of living in the UK. Prices are on average 6% higher in New Zealand than prices in the UK.
A coffee in a cafe in Christchurch costs around $4.50 NZD. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the bill will be around $50 NZD per person.
Tipping is not common practice in New Zealand. You're not expected to tip, but if you insist you can leave a tip in a tipping jar or add a few extra dollars to the bill.
Banknotes in New Zealand
The New Zealand dollar banknotes have recently been updated. The new series of NZD bills is made of polymer, like the previous series, but the new polymer banknotes have a larger transparant see-through window. Both polymer banknote types are in use alongside each other and both versions are accepted for payments.
The banknotes in circulation in New Zealand are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 NZD.
Coins in New Zealand
Kiwi coins range from 10c to $2 NZD. Did you get back from New Zealand with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange New Zealand Dollar coins back to cash.
New Zealand's currency import and export regulations
There are no restrictions on the amount of currency, foreign or domestic, that you can take in or out of New Zealand. However travelers need to make a declaration if they arrive or exit with currency worth over $10,000 NZD.
Ordering New Zealand Dollars online
Order New Zealand Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy New Zealand Dollars online.
Selling back New Zealand Dollars
If you have New Zealand Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange New Zealand Dollars to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'NZD New Zealand Dollar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover New Zealand Dollars.