Follow these three simple steps when you buy your New Zealand dollars:

  1. 1.

    Find the highest rate by comparing as many companies as possible: our New Zealand dollar table updates rates every 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Check for any delivery costs: they can mean you pay more, even if you find a higher rate.

  3. 3.

    Choose a company that lets you order the amount of New Zealand dollar you want: some even offer better rates for higher orders.

You can usually find better New Zealand dollar exchange rates online compared to shopping on the high street or buying at the airport.

What is the New Zealand dollar?

It is the official currency of New Zealand and is made up of 100 cents.

The currency symbol for the New Zealand dollar is $, or NZ$ when shown next to other dollar currencies, such as the Australian dollar.

You can also use the New Zealand dollar in the following countries:

  • Cook Islands; alongside the Cook Islands dollar

  • Niue

  • Pitcairn Islands

  • Ross Dependency

  • Tokelau

What coins and notes can you get?

  • Cent coins: 10, 20 and 50

  • Dollar coins: 1 and 2

  • Dollar notes: 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100

When you order New Zealand dollars online you will only get notes delivered, not coins.

New Zealand FAQs


How long does it take to get my New Zealand dollars?


Some companies let you pay extra for next day delivery, otherwise it could take a few days to arrive.


Will I get the same New Zealand dollar rate on the high street?


No, the rates online are often better than the high street because online companies need to be more competitively priced to attract you.


Are my New Zealand dollars protected abroad?


No, unless you take out a travel insurance policy that covers your cash when you are abroad. You can compare travel insurance here.


How many currencies can I buy at once?


As many as you like, but most companies will have a maximum total amount of money you can buy at one time.


Is it safe to order travel money online?


Yes, but make sure you buy from a company that is authorised by the FCA. Visit the FCA website to check if a company is registered or not.

About our New Zealand dollar comparison


Who do we include in this comparison?


We include every company that gives you the option of buying New Zealand dollars online. Here is more information on how our website works.


How do we make money from our comparison?


We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here.

You do not pay any extra and the deal you get is not affected.