Buy New Zealand dollars online

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Why buy New Zealand dollars from M&S Bank?

Visiting New Zealand? From rainforests, rolling hills and blissful beaches to the friendly locals and temperate climate, the Pacific Ocean islands are perfect if you want a getaway with a difference. Home to the iconic filming locations of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you can even live a day in the life of a hobbit and explore Middle Earth while you're there.

The to-do list for the holiday of a lifetime can be lengthy, but don't worry we offer a number of benefits when you buy New Zealand dollars with M&S Bank.

  • Our stores are open 7 days a week
  • Buy New Zealand dollars online and collect from your local Bureau de Change
  • Exchange any leftover currency when you return using our buy back service

Click and Collect New Zealand dollars

NZD New Zealand dollars exchange rate

The exchange rate may differ depending on the day you order your currency.

Find today's New Zealand dollar exchange rate here. Or use our New Zealand dollar converter to see how much you could get for your pound.

How to sell back New Zealand dollars

Do you have left over New Zealand dollars from your recent trip? We can buy back foreign currency from you.

How to order New Zealand dollars

Our online and in-store services make ordering your New Zealand dollars simple:

  • Order your New Zealand dollars online with our Click & Collect currency service. Choose your collection date and collect from your local Bureau de Change. Or order before 4pm and collect in store the same day, using our SameDay Click & Collect service*.
  • Or visit your local Bureau de Change to buy New Zealand dollars*. You can find our Bureaux de Change in M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can buy your New Zealand dollars at a time that suits you.

Countries that accept New Zealand dollars

The New Zealand dollar is the official currency of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and Pitcairn Islands.

Why visit New Zealand?

It's a long way to go from the UK, but a visit to New Zealand should be on everyone's bucket list. Made up of two islands, North and South, you'll find jaw-dropping scenery, vast mountains, pristine beaches and buzzing cities like Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch to explore.

Home of the Maori culture, New Zealand is also the land of the haka - a traditional ceremonial war dance. It's now performed by the All Blacks rugby team before matches as a show of strength, pride and unity.

New Zealand is the unofficial home of adventure sports, with outdoor enthusiasts spoilt for choice. From snowboarding glacial peaks to kayaking the fjords, you'll have New Zealand's vast wildernesses almost to yourself - the country is about the same size as the UK, but with a population of only 4.5 million there's plenty of space for everyone.

You can check the latest exchange rate using our currency converter if you're planning to visit New Zealand any time soon.

New Zealand dollars - facts and history

The New Zealand dollar has been the official currency of New Zealand since 1967. Before introducing the New Zealand dollar, the official currency of the country was the New Zealand pound.

The New Zealand dollar is made up of 100 cents, like other dollar currencies. You'll find banknotes in the following denominations:

  • 5 NZD
  • 10 NZD
  • 20 NZD
  • 50 NZD
  • 100 NZD

$1 and $2 are coins, along with 10c 20c and 50c coins.

You can buy New Zealand dollars online, visit our travel money hub to learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my bank card in New Zealand?

You'll find that cards are accepted almost everywhere, and there are ATMs easily accessible in most places. However, be aware that using your card abroad might mean you pay extra charges from your bank or card provider for international transactions. It's also a good idea to let your bank know that you'll be in New Zealand before you go. If you don't, your bank may think the transaction is fraudulent and block the payment. It's also worth having some cash on you if you're travelling to New Zealand, for smaller transactions like coffees or snacks.

Can you use other currencies in New Zealand?

You can only spend New Zealand dollars in New Zealand (in the same way you can only spend pounds and pence in the UK).

Do you need a visa to visit New Zealand?

British passport holders don't need a visa to visit New Zealand, you can visit for up to 6 months as a tourist. Before you travel, you will need to get a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) which you can do online through the New Zealand Immigration website.

You should always research the most up to date visa guidelines before planning a trip.

Should you tip in New Zealand?

Tips are not expected in New Zealand. If you want to tip your server in a restaurant, then 10% is standard, however it's by no means compulsory.

What languages are spoken in New Zealand?

English is the main language spoken in New Zealand, although it's with an accent entirely distinct from that of the UK, Canada, Australia or America. The official language of the country is Maori and New Zealand Sign Language, although speakers of both are in the minority now.

What is the latest government travel advice for New Zealand?

New Zealand is for the most part a safe destination to visit. However, it's always a good idea to check online with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before you travel in case there are any alerts you should be aware of.

When is the best time of year to visit New Zealand?

Because of its Southern Hemisphere location, the seasons are the reverse of what Brits are used to, with midsummer falling in December. The best time of year to visit New Zealand depends on whether you're after sunny hiking or water sports weather, or fancy more snowy winter pursuits like skiing or snowboarding.

Temperatures in the summer peak at around 25 degrees, with chillier months between June and September bringing snow to the South Island. If you want to avoid the crowds of high season, November and March have mostly mild temperatures but are slightly quieter.

Heading to New Zealand for the trip of a lifetime? Check the latest New Zealand exchange rate online with our currency converter.

Important documents

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Other popular currencies

If you are planning a future holiday or a trip that takes in multiple destinations, these other currencies may be useful:

US dollar
Australian dollars

*Subject to availability

† Subject to store opening hours