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 New Zealand Dollars with no hassles.
Holiday Budget Calculator for New Zealand
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!
About the currency
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.
The rates chart shows how our brotherly currencies have treated each other historically. Want more cash for your Kiwi adventure? Sign up for currency alerts and when the time is right, we’ll let you know.
You can also get the latest information on foreign exchange markets by checking out out our regular AUD News updates.