Take a Break in a Polynesian Paradise
There’s a sweet feel to the cool, clean breeze through Samoa. This luscious land is yours to visit with the help of the tālā; just swap your Aussie dollars for Samoan tālā at Travel Money Oz.
If you live in a hustle-and-bustle city, you’ll adore the tranquillity you get in Samoa. The crisp, unpolluted air, the sound of a waterfall gently cascading into crystal-clear waters below, the birds chirping as you explore dense tropical forestry… look, it’s pretty much paradise. And if you’re happy to shell out some tālā, you can even swim with some turtles! The Satoalepai Turtle Sanctuary is your chance to swim with some endangered green turtles before they’re tagged and released into the wild. Or if you prefer a mixed bag of sea life, the perfectly clear waters make Samoa one of the world’s best diving locations.
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Coins and notes
In Samoa, the notes and coins are largely similar to the Australian versions. Since 2011, the coins in circulation have been worth 10, 20 and 50 sens, joined by the 1 and 2 tālā coins.
Notes were also updated in 2011, and you’ll never guess how much they’re worth. Yep, they’re 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 tālā. Even Samoa’s currency is relaxing!
Facts about the currency
- Tālā is just the local translation of ‘dollars’. So it’s only fitting that the tālā is divided into 100 sene, which means – well you can probably guess.
- Up until 2011, the coins in circulation were printed with tropical fruit and wildlife, such as a palm tree, cocoa beans, and even a pineapple. Groovy.
- Samoan coins and banknotes are actually produced in Australia.
- The WS$ symbol stands for ‘Western Samoa Dollars’, referencing the old name of the nation.