Zealand's basic currency unit is the New Zealand Dollar ($NZ), which breaks
down into 100 cents. There a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 12.5% on
all goods and services sold, which is usually included in the price tag.
in use are:
10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, $1 dollar, $2 dollar
in use are:
$5 dollar, $10 dollar, $20 dollar, $50 dollar, $100 dollar
bank hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday through Friday, with most offering
a foreign exchange service. The major airports also have foreign exchange
facilities, as do some large hotels and shops for a fee. As a general
guide it's cheaper to convert foreign currency here in New Zealand.
international Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American express) are
accepted throughout the country. While ATM Cards can also be used at our
money machines, we'd recommend that it's better to withdraw larger sums
that will last you longer, as each transaction or exchange does attract
a service see.
Cost Guide ($NZ)
Breakfast: $10- $25
Dinner (3-course, no alcohol): $20 - $50
Lunch snack/sandwich: $5-$10
Cafe lunch: $10
Postcard Stamp: $1.00
Camera Film (24 exposures): $5.95
isn't expected for any service in New Zealand. If you think the person
serving you deserves it though, I'm sure it will be well received. Employees
do not rely on tips or gratuities for their income.