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

White Island Eruption

White Island Eruption

Dec 10, 2019    Nathan Bitcheno
White Island Eruption

On Monday 09 December at approximately 2.11 pm, the volcano at White Island, located 48 kilometres from the coastline in the Bay of Plenty, erupted. 

Our thoughts are with the families affected, the Whakatane community and wider Bay of Plenty region, along with all the Emergency service providers.

Whilst the situation is still unfolding, I can confirm Pacific Destinations have had no clients affected by this tragic event. 

This eruption has not impacted any other land or air services/infrastructure located in the North Island.

We will continue to monitor the situation with updates received by local authorities and our team will be in touch with reference to any clients that may have future bookings for White Island experiences.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to let us know.