Exchanging $ in Auckland Airport

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Mar 20th, 2006, 09:21 PM
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Exchanging $ in Auckland Airport

Hi everyone! Is the best place to exchange US $ at the airport in Auckland? Also, does anyone know the name/hours of the place in the airport where I can exchange money?

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Mar 21st, 2006, 12:59 AM
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Are you planning to bring US$ bills with you? Why not just use your debit card to withdraw money from an airport ATM?
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Mar 21st, 2006, 01:51 PM
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The best place to change US money is at a Bank and the best exchange rate is for travellers cheques. Unfortunately Banks do not operate money exchanges at Airports. If you are going into the city and plan to use a taxi you might choose to pay by credit card then walk to a Bank in the city once you arrived there. Otherwise you have the choice of a debit card, which is probably the best but you will pay two transaction fees of several doollars each.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 03:34 PM
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i'm going there in june and plan on using the ATM to take out NZ money.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 04:53 PM
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My appologies, disregard my previous comment. For some reason I had Australia on my mind. Auckland NZ money exchange is operated by a NZ Bank and they give you fair exchange. Last time I was there I arrived very early in the morining and they were open and the exchange rate I got was the same as I saw later same day downtown Auckland. I don't remember the exact hours of operation but they were open early in the morining.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 05:48 PM
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Hi Mr Traveller

At the airport there are branches of the BNZ bank.

Link

http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/PaxInfo/currency.php

There are also ATMs at the.

As you come into the arrivals hall after clearing cutoms, immigration and MAF you will see the BNZ ATM on your left.
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