Exchange Rates

The exchange rates published are the “Buy TT” rates from our bank (Westpac NZ), as these are the relevant rates for buying a foreign currency. Note that there is a discrepancy between this rate and the “Sell TT” rate, which is often mistakenly quoted by some agents.

This rate is valid for a period of 7 days from the time the invoice is sent out.

Please Note: There is small incremental buffer included to counter any fluctuations within the time period before payment is made.

NZD rates: USD 0.625 0.595

Changes to Wellington Ferry Terminal

Kelly Leonard
Sep 20, 2019
Kelly Leonard

As of today, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Interislander ferry passengers arriving in Wellington will be rerouted through the Departures Hall, following new information.

Assessments confirm the Arrivals Terminal is below acceptable earthquake risk levels, and it will not be used until further assessment and remediation has occurred. KiwiRail and building owner CentrePort are working together to resolve this as soon as possible.

There will be little impact for passengers, who will now arrive via terminal forecourt areas and the Departures Hall which has a higher earthquake safety standard. Signage and staff will direct passengers until further assessment and remediation has occurred.

For those passengers travelling with vehicles there is no change to the current way they exit the terminal.

We apologise for the disruption, but safety is our priority. We thank you and your clients for your patience.

Budget Rental Cars:

  • As a temporary measure, passengers arrive off the Interislander Ferry into Wellington will need to process their vehicle collection at the Departure Hall
  • Avis Budget Multi Island hires / vehicle exchanges will be done via tablets.
  • All “new” bookings (starting from Wellington Ferry Terminal) may need to be taken back to the WLG City location to process.

At present, this disruption will be in place for a minimum of 4-6 weeks, but it could be extended.

We will be sending an update as soon as we have a more permanent plan in place.