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


Mount Ruapehu is the highest mountain in the North Island, standing alongside its two smaller brothers – also active volcanoes ready to blow.

For skiers and snowboarders, Ruapehu is the site of two of the North Island’s best skifields, with numerous others to choose from. A large portion of the region is made up of Tongariro National Park, making it a great hiking destination. For sheer scenic incredibility, visitors must walk the Tongariro Crossing. This one-day hike takes you from alpine meadow to mountain summit across a surreal landscape of craters, coloured lakes and volcanic rock.

The Best of Ruapehu

  • Tongariro National Park: Your clients can take a guided or self guided walk across the 19.4km Tongariro Crossing alpine trail.
  • Mount Ruapehu: With two main ski fields , Whakapapa and Turoa, this active volcano offers over 1,000 hectares of ski area.
  • Volcanoes: As well as Mount Ruapehu, this region is also home to Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe, which clients can see via scenic flight tours. All three mountains can be climbed, with Mount Ngauruhoe requiring more experience.
  • Fishing: Hire a rod and get down to the rivers and lakes to fish for both rainbow and brown trout.