Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Croatian Kunas with no hassles.
Bask in Bulkan Beauty
A couple of Croatian kunas and you’re on your way to visiting one of the most interesting and engaging nations on Earth. Pack your bags, exchange your AUD to HRK, and get ready for an unforgettable getaway.
The seafood and scenery alone would be enough reason to travel to Croatia. Or the island hopping and night-time shopping. Or the Dubrovnik fun and the summertime sun. The list is endless.
But none of it is possible if you don’t bring any Croatian kunas with you (except the sunshine… that’ll still be there). To make it simple, the HRK is tied to the value of the euro, so you may find some businesses are happy to accept euros as payment. But this isn’t a law or even a norm, so it’s best to kuna up!
If you’re arriving from (or about to head to) another European nation, there are no cash restrictions whatsoever – you can carry countless kuna. But from anywhere else in the world, anything over EUR 10,000 (or any equivalent) in cash must be declared on arrival or departure of Croatia.
Holiday Budget Calculator for Croatia
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
Coins and notes
Just in case ‘kuna’ wasn’t cool enough of a currency name, their smaller division is even better.
Coins range across both kunas and lipas, starting through 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipas and continuing through 1, 2, 5 and 25 kunas.
Notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 kuna variations, so there’s a kuna or lipa to suit anything.
The AUD to HRK chart above shows the historic trends of these two currencies. This might help you decide when it’s a good time to purchase your Croatian kunas. You can sign up for currency alerts and when the exchange rates are where you want, you’ll get an alert. At that very moment, your kuna calls.
Facts about the currency
- The word ‘kuna’ stems back to ‘marten’, from the days when marten pelts were used as currency during medieval trading.
- Kunas and lipas work just like dollars and cents – there are 100 lipas in a kuna.
- Production has stopped on the 5 kuna note, but it’s still legal tender – so if you find one, think twice about spending it.
- A local currency has been used in Croatia since 1018.