- Best Money Transfer Service - TransferWise, as revealed by our extensive research into international money transfers.
- Best Debit Card for Euros - The TransferWise Debit Card (best NZD:EUR rate, and 0% foreign currency fees if you withdraw up to NZ$350 within a 30-day rolling period (and then a 2% fee of anything above that).
- Best Credit Card for Euros - The Flight Centre Mastercard outperforms all other cards given its 0% overseas currency conversion fee.
- ATMs Availability and Costs - ATMs are common all over Europe. Most are free, but some charge anyway as much as €4 to even €8 to withdraw. Always look for a bank ATM, and not a 'EuroNet' ATM (or similar) which charges the fee. Find out what your bank's international debit card and credit card fees here.
- All Travel Money Cards support Euros - our comparison highlights which cards offer the best FX rates and lowest fees.
- Save money when withdrawing or spending Euros with our foreign exchange guide.
- Like New Zealand, Euros come in €5, €10, €20, €50 and €100 notes, as well as the sizeable €500 note.
Suggested money tip when arriving and travelling in the Euro zone:
- Bring around NZD$300 in cash which you can use as a safety net and exchange in most major European cities.
- Withdraw the amount of EUR you'll need as you go, minimising the ATM fees with the right currency card.
- Avoid airport money exchange kiosks - they most likely offer the worst exchange rates for NZD to EUR conversions. ATMs give you the market exchange rate without the greedy commission.
- Leftover Euros? If you have a small amount remaining, you can use them to settle your hotel bill extras, transfers back to the airport and/or apply them to a duty free purchase on departure (you can pay part cash, part card). Alternatively, banks will buy back Euro notes (not coins) when you return to New Zealand for a better exchange rate than any airport kiosk.