* Our thanks to Tourism New Zealand for the following information - current as at January 2013
New Zealand's unit of currency is the dollar (NZ$).
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought in or taken out of New Zealand. However, every person who carries more than NZ$10,000 in cash in or out of New Zealand is required to complete a Border Cash Report.
Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, some hotels and Bureau de Change kiosks, which are found at international airports and most city centres.
All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely, followed by American Express and Diners Club.
You can check the current New Zealand dollar exchange rate using the calculator opposite.