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Symbol $
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Cents & dollars - 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2
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Bro, you comin’ over?

It’s exciting, yes, but just sittle down for a munute. Before you arrive, you’re going to need to trade in your Aussie cash for some New Zealand dollars.

In the giant family of nations, we’ve always thought of New Zealand as our adorable younger cousin. Then you head over and reality hits. Our quirky little cousin has us beaten. Amazing views, the finest snow skiing in the southern hemisphere, sheep… what else could you possibly need on a holiday? Well if you said a tour of the fictional town from Lord of the Rings, you’re in luck! Hobbiton is as real as beetroot on burgers.

Are you ready? Well, not quite. The Aussie dollar is bound to get you some looks at your local fish and chip shop, so you’d better trade your cents for some ‘cints’ before heading over. And the best place to make the exchange is your local Travel Money Oz store.

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Coins and notes

What’s the most useless coin in circulation in Australia? Just to prove how in-with-the-times our Kiwi cousins are, they’ve already gone ahead and ditched the 5c piece. Otherwise, their coins are the same as ours – valued at 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. Their notes are going to look familiar too, at $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

Facts about the currency

  • Be warned: you’ll cop some hard-hitting and hard-to-understand questions at the airport if you try entering with more than NZD $10,000 in cash, so make sure you fill out a Border Cash report if you need more than that.
  • The ‘kiwi’ was one of the proposed names for the kiwi currency, which sadly wasn’t selected – but that hasn’t stopped traders from calling it the ‘kiwi’ anyway.
  • The Kiwis have some amazing laws stopping people from going nuts paying for things with coins – you can’t use any more than $5 worth of coins individually worth less than $1 – so no paying for a movie ticket with 10c pieces (you’d miss your movie anyway).
  • If you slip a sneaky Australian coin in the mix with your New Zealand dollars, the nicer shopkeepers might not mind – but only if you’re really nice to them too.