You can get a live view of current foreign exchange rates from your home currency into New Zealand dollars, or see exchange rates for a range of different currencies using this calculator.
If you intend to use credit cards during your travel, you may find these differ from advertised rates by as much as 3-4 cents in the dollar. For this reason we have provided links to the two main credit card companies exchange rate pages below;
New Zealand Currency
New Zealand uses the NZ Dollar for currency, made up of 100 cents.
The smallest coin is the 10 cent piece (so when paying for items with cash you will find swedish rounding used), with 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins also in use.
Paper money in New Zealand is actually made of a polymer, or type of plastic making the notes stronger and as they are non-porous do not degrade when wet. Notes are available in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
Facelift on Bank Notes
From October 2015, new bank notes began being released in New Zealand. These have the same denominations and continue to be made out of a flexible plastic, but have been refreshed and appear brighter than the current notes. Both old and new bank notes will circulate together and both will be legal tender. Coins are not expected to change.