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Best places to exchange currency in Queenstown
Find the best spots to exchange your currency in Queenstown.
If you’re headed to beautiful Tāhuna, you’re going to need some cash around town.
This guide has the answers, whether you’re just looking for the most convenient option, or are happy to go a little bit out of your way to get better value for money.
Who can change my money in Queenstown?
Travelex is a handy option in Queenstown with a branch right at the visitors’ centre in the Clocktower Building and another one at the airport in Frankton.
Both are open seven days a week and have a nearby Travelex ATM for after-hours.
2. Travel Money NZ
You can find a Travel Money NZ branch at the corner of Shotover and Stanley St in town, keeping regular business hours seven days a week.
Specialised currency exchangers are limited in Queenstown, but banks are considerably more common.
You’ll find bank branches of all kinds around town and near the airport, and plenty of ATMs. These aren’t necessarily the most cost-effective option though.
Tips for getting the best deal when exchanging money
Getting more value for money on your currency exchange means you can do more things when you’re in Queenstown. Try:
- Checking the mid-market rates. Look for the mid-market rates before shopping around, so you can be sure you’re finding the best value for money when you make the trade.
- Avoiding ATMs and airports. Rates are usually poorer around airports, and at the ATMs in town.
- Planning ahead. By planning ahead you can ensure you’re getting better value for money on your exchange later. You can save big by planning your travel money as carefully as any other part of the trip.
- Getting all the fees upfront. Don’t fall for hidden fees. Make sure you get all the costs up front and know exactly how much you’ll get.
Compare money transfer services
There are savings to be found by comparing money transfer services prior to making a transfer.
Enter your transfer amount and currencies into the table below, and you’ll be able to see exactly how much your transfer might cost.
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