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Colourful lupins put on a brilliant display on the shore of Lake Tekapo. New Zealand

Planning a trip to New Zealand?

Secure the best rates for New Zealand dollars online with Manor FX. 

Embark on your Kiwi adventure confidently, getting the best exchange rate for New Zealand dollars right here.

Experience the convenience of having New Zealand dollars delivered to your home or office. Or, if you prefer, you can pick them up from our Manor FX bureau close to Heathrow.

Trust Manor FX for speedy delivery times and a straightforward online ordering process. Don’t miss out on our unmatched currency rates. Convert pounds sterling to New Zealand dollars now!

New Zealand travel money 

Dreaming of discovering New Zealand? Here’s all you need to know about cash and card payments in this stunning country.

What’s New Zealand’s money called?

New Zealand’s money is called the New Zealand dollar, often written as NZD or simply called the dollar.

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waterfront, New Zealand, and tower in Auckland, New Zealand

Where to buy New Zealand dollars?

There are a few good spots to pick up New Zealand dollars:

  • Banks on the high street: Easy to find but may not give you the top rates for New Zealand dollars.
  • Kiosks at the airport: Great for quick swaps, but they might charge more.
  • Local foreign exchange bureaus: Here, you might find better deals. Our own spot in Datchet, close to Heathrow, doesn’t add extra fees.
  • Online currency providers: These usually offer the best New Zealand dollar rates. Manor FX even throws in free delivery for orders above £750 the very next day.

For the best NZ dollar rates and quick service, Manor FX is your go-to for New Zealand dollars.

Can you buy New Zealand dollars in the UK?

Absolutely. New Zealand dollars are readily available in the UK through Manor FX. 

Our online platform offers an easy way to get the New Zealand dollars you need for your journey.

Take advantage of our exceptional rates for pounds to New Zealand dollars and enjoy more NZD for your travels. Convert your GBP to New Zealand dollars for your holiday today!

Is it NZD or NZ$? 

In New Zealand, the official currency is the New Zealand dollar. NZD is the international currency code, similar to GBP for British pounds. NZ$ is just a shorthand for the New Zealand dollar.

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Is the New Zealand dollar the same as the Australian dollar?

No, the New Zealand dollar (NZD) is different from the Australian dollar (AUD). They are separate currencies used by New Zealand and Australia, respectively.

Should I exchange money before I travel to New Zealand?

Absolutely! It’s wise to exchange money before your New Zealand trip. Having local currency on arrival will take care of your initial costs like transport and small purchases. 

It’s smart to have New Zealand dollars ready when you land. Choose Manor FX to get the most competitive exchange rate.

What is the best currency to take to New Zealand?

In New Zealand, the New Zealand dollar is your safest bet. Some places might accept other major currencies, but NZD is usually more convenient and cost-effective.

Are euros accepted in New Zealand?

No, euros are not commonly accepted in New Zealand. They use their own currency, the New Zealand dollar (NZD).

Maori painted warriors dancing

Can I use my bank card in New Zealand?

Yes, but cash can be more handy, especially in smaller towns and local markets. You’ll need New Zealand dollars for every day expenses.

Cities like Auckland and Wellington accept card payments. Carry both cash and a card for greater flexibility.

Do I need cash in New Zealand?

Yes, having cash is a good idea in New Zealand. Here’s why:

  • From farmer’s markets to small cafes, cash is accepted everywhere in New Zealand. ATMs are widespread in cities, making it easy to withdraw more cash.
  • Cash helps prevent card fraud. Keep it secure and avoid showing large amounts. Check exchange rates regularly. Sometimes, card transactions can offer better rates.

Overall, using a mix of cash and cards is wise in New Zealand. Use cash for smaller expenses and cards for larger ones.

If you have any leftover New Zealand dollars from your trip, remember to convert your New Zealand dollars to pound sterling when you return.

What is the best way to pay for things in New Zealand?

The best way to pay for things in New Zealand is using a combination of cash and cards. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, especially in cities and tourist areas.

However, having some New Zealand dollars (cash) for smaller purchases or in places that might not accept cards is handy, like local markets or rural areas. 

Hobbit hole house in Hobbiton New Zealand

Is it better to use cash or credit card in New Zealand?

In New Zealand, using cash is often easier, especially in smaller shops, local markets, and for street food. Many places still prefer cash over card payments

However, credit cards are widely accepted in larger stores, restaurants, and hotels in cities. It’s wise to carry both for convenience.

Cash is more common in rural areas, while your card will be helpful in urban areas!

How can I avoid ATM fees in New Zealand?

See if your bank works with banks in New Zealand to possibly get free withdrawals. Withdraw larger amounts less frequently to save on ATM fees. 

Search for ATMs that have lower charges, as fees can vary. Think about getting a travel card or an account that doesn’t have fees for international withdrawals.

Make sure you’re familiar with your bank’s rules for transactions abroad!

How much cash do I need to bring to New Zealand?

When planning how much cash to bring to New Zealand, consider your travel style and expenses like accommodation, food, transport, and activities. Here’s a rough guide:

Budget travel

  • GBP: Around £50 per day / £350 per week
  • NZD: Approximately NZD 100 per day / NZD 700 per week

This budget encompasses staying in hostels, using public transport, eating at local spots, and enjoying free activities.

Mid-range travel

  • GBP: About £125 per day / £875 per week
  • NZD: Roughly NZD 250 per day / NZD 1,750 per week

On a mid-range budget, you can stay in comfortable hotels, dine in mid-range restaurants, rent a car for part of your trip, and partake in paid attractions.

Luxury travel

  • GBP: Around £250+ per day / £1,750+ per week
  • NZD: Approximately NZD 500+ per day / NZD 3,500+ per week

A Luxury budget affords you upscale accommodations, fine dining, exclusive tours, and premium experiences.

How does tipping work in New Zealand?

Tipping in New Zealand differs from the West; it’s not expected in most places, but some restaurants might add a service charge.

Tourists on a volcanic hike New Zealand

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New Zealand Currency

Banknotes in New Zealand

New Zealand’s banknotes are colourful and feature important figures and cultural symbols. They come in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, each with a unique design and security features. The notes are made of durable polymer, making them long-lasting and hard to fake.

New Zealand Dollar banknotes

Coins in New Zealand

New Zealand coins come in denominations of 10, 20, and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 dollars. They feature native birds and plants, showing the country’s rich natural heritage. The coins are made of metal and are designed for everyday use.

new zealand dollar coins

New Zealand’s currency import and export regulations

In New Zealand, you can bring in or take out as much money as you like, but you must declare amounts over NZD 10,000. 

This rule helps prevent money laundering and ensures financial transactions are transparent. When carrying large sums, always fill out the necessary customs forms to avoid any issues at the border.

Order New Zealand dollars online

Secure the best New Zealand dollar exchange rates. Buy NZD online for quick and secure delivery to your door or workplace with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®.

Alternatively, pick up your NZD from our travel money bureau near Heathrow. Click here to order New Zealand Dollar online today.

Need another currency? We stock all popular currencies and the most exotic ones, too, with over 160 currencies in total!

Selling back New Zealand dollars to British pounds

Want to exchange your New Zealand dollars to GBP? Click ‘sell currency’ and select ‘New Zealand dollars’, then enter the amount. We offer competitive rates for your remaining NZD.

man grilling lobsters in New Zealand


Yes, many people need a visa to visit New Zealand, but it depends on your country. UK citizens can get a visa waiver for short visits. Always check before you travel.

New Zealand doesn’t have specific vaccination requirements for entry. However, it’s wise to be up to date on routine vaccines before travelling. Check with your doctor for personal advice.

The best time to visit New Zealand is during its summer months, from December to February. The weather is warm and sunny, perfect for outdoor activities. 

Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are also great times, with fewer crowds and beautiful scenery. 

Winter (June to August) is ideal for skiing and snowboarding in the mountain regions.

New Zealand is known for its delicious foods, like:

  • Lamb: New Zealand lamb is famous worldwide for its quality and taste.
  • Pavlova: A meringue-based dessert named after the dancer Anna Pavlova, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
  • Seafood: With its vast coastline, New Zealand offers fresh and tasty seafood, such as green-lipped mussels and Bluff oysters.
  • Kiwi fruit: This iconic fruit is a must-try while in New Zealand.
  • Hangi: A traditional Māori cooking method using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. It’s a unique culinary experience!

New Zealand is full of unique places to see and things to do. Here are the top 10:

  • Milford Sound: Experience stunning fjords, waterfalls, and wildlife.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set: Visit the charming hobbit holes from “The Lord of the Rings.”
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Hike through volcanic landscapes in this day-long trek.
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Glowworms light up these ancient caves.
  • Skydive in Queenstown: Feel the thrill with a skydive over breathtaking landscapes.
  • Abel Tasman National Park: Explore golden beaches and clear waters by kayak or on foot.
  • Maori Cultural Experience: Learn about Maori culture through performances and traditional food.
  • Franz Josef Glacier: Take a guided walk or helicopter ride over this stunning glacier.
  • Rotorua Geothermal Parks: Witness geysers, hot springs, and bubbling mud pools.
  • Whale Watching in Kaikoura: Spot sperm whales, dolphins, and seals in their natural habitat.

New Zealand’s diverse landscapes and rich culture make it a must-visit destination that has something for everyone.

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New Zealand Dollars Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
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