AUD to NZD Exchange Rate and more

Travel like a local in NZ

Whether you’re a snow lover heading to Queenstown to hit the slopes, a Lord of the Rings fan wanting to visit the set of Hobbiton or just looking to visit the beautiful Milford Sound in New Zealand’s south island? Wherever you’re going to, you’re going to need some New Zealand Dollars along the way.

Although New Zealand will have eftpos facilities most places you visit, you don’t want to get stuck with all those extra fees companies or your bank may charge you for using your card overseas, this is where carrying some Kiwi dollars around with you on your trip will be really beneficial.

Use our currency calculator for AUD to NZD to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market. Being one of the most traded currency in the world your best to get your travel budget early and watch for the best exchange rate for your trip.

The New Zealand Dollar $?

The New Zealand dollar (NZD) has been the official currency of New Zealamd since 1967 and is among the 10 most exchanged currencies in the world. As with other dollar systems, there are 100 cents to each dollar. The NZD is one of the easiest currencies to convert from Aussie dollars as the conversion rate normally sits pretty close to 1:1 and the price of most things is similar to in Australia.

The current denominations for NZD banknotes are the same as Australia $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5, although they have recently taken the 5 cent coin out of circulation meaning the only coins are $2, $1, .50, .20, .10 .

The New Zealand bank notes are notorious for being bright and eye catching, with each banknote being a different colour $5 (orange), $10 (blue), $20 (green), $50 (purple), $100 (red) and featuring a bird that is native to the country as well as a notable New Zealander except the $20 note which has a picture of Queen Elizabeth II as New Zealand is part of the commonwealth.

Average Prices

Bottle of Water $2

Bottle of beer at a bar $9

Cup of coffee $4.2

Breakfast at a cafe $10-20

Dinner at a restaurant $20-40

Meal at Mcdonalds $8-15

Car hire $80/day

Taxi from Wellington Airport to Wellington city centre $25






Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home