New Zealand Dollar
£1 = 1.89 NZ$ (at time of writing)
For context, £265 will get you 500 NZ$.
Coins: 10, 20 and 50 cents; $1 and $2
Notes: $5, 10, 20, 50, 100
February (cheapest time to fly): £400-500* return to Auckland from the UK
July (peak season): £600-800 return to Auckland from the UK
*Flights will be cheaper if you book in advance. Read more about how to save money on a peak season holiday here.
On a budget (£)
Top end (£££)
If you have an appetite for adventure, activities are likely to be your biggest expenditure in New Zealand. If you’re on a tight budget, though, New Zealand’s beautiful landscape offers plenty of natural wonders you can explore for free. These include:
Credit card is widely accepted in shops and hotels across the country. Debit cards will be less likely to be accepted than credit cards, particularly in more rural communities. ATMs are also widely available in cities and towns.
If you’re travelling to a city in NZ, you shouldn’t need much cash, but it’s a good idea to have a small amount with you for small purchases like at markets, ice cream stands or roadside fruit stalls. If you’re exploring New Zealand’s natural landscapes outside of the cities, you should definitely take a bit more cash.
ATMs are easy to come by in most banks, shopping centres and high streets in major cities, but if you’re travelling somewhere more remote it’s a good idea to bring some cash with you.
To get the best Pound to Danish Krone exchange rate, it’s a good idea to order your currency in advance. You can do this online and have your cash delivered directly to your door, or order it to be collected at a branch near you.
If don't want to carry too much cash, you can load your New Zealand dollars onto a travel money card and benefit from excellent exchange rates and avoid paying transaction fees.
Find out more about buying New Zealand dollars here.
Tipping is optional in New Zealand, and not expected, even at restaurants. Service charge won’t be added to your bill, and you will probably find taxi drivers handing back your change if you round up your fare.