New Zealand Money

NZ Dollars

The New Zealand money is the NZD / New Zealand dollar / NZ$, with the $1 being divided into 100 cents.

New Zealand Currency

New Zealand banknotes are very colourful and come in the following notes; $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5. New Zealand coins are valued at; $2, $1, 50c, 20c, and 10c. The old 5c coin having been phased out means that any amount that doesn't add up to 10c is rounded up or down. For example, if the cost is $2.06c it would be rounded up to $2.10c in New Zealand money.

Prior to 1992, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll was pictured on all New Zealand banknotes but despite protests from some people she is now only on the $20 note (as you can see in the image on this page). Since the death of Queen Elizabeth in 2022, Great Britain will now be changing banknotes to reflect His Majesty King Charles III. I wonder if New Zealand money will also display the King on any of their notes.


Banks are open week days from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

New Zealand Currency

See New Zealand Currency for information about:

  • cash
  • credit and debit cards
  • fraud
  • charges
  • insurance
  • travellers cheques
  • banking hours

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