Christchurch Currency Guide
New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar.
ATMs can be found all throughout Queenstown, particularly in the central shopping areas and at most petrol stations. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes.
Before you leave home it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into New Zealand Dollars to have with you when you arrive. New Zealand Dollars are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
For large purchases, it's a good idea to bring a credit card or travel card with you on your holiday instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don't have a credit card, consider a prepaid Multi-currency Cash Passport™, which lets you access your money in the form of New Zealand Dollars from ATMs and wherever MasterCard® is accepted.