Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets in the tool below to help you plan your spending money.
Order your Currency Pass
Order and load your Currency Pass with the New Zealand Dollars you will need.
Use in New Zealand
Get ready to get tapping, with no transaction fees when using like a normal debit or credit card.
Planning Your Trip
Holiday Budget Calculator
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.