Planning your next big trip? We Kiwis love to travel – and there’s plenty of distance to cover between here and the rest of the world!
If you’re getting ready to take off, check out our tips and tools to help you get off the ground.
Kiwibank has a range of services to help you get sorted, including a travel card, foreign currency and travel insurance.
If you’re on a tight budget, try to save as much as you can before you leave, and stick to a budget while you’re away.
Check out the cost of flights, accommodation, and car hire. Estimate how much you’ll spend on food each day, and how much you’ll need for shopping, souvenirs, gifts and tourist attractions.
Be prepared to consider other options, such as a shorter break or a cheaper destination, if it means avoiding debt.
Foreign countries mean foreign currency – and the NZ dollar doesn’t always stretch as far as we’d like. Luckily, with Kiwibank you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to paying for things overseas.
An unfortunate fact of life is that sometimes things can go wrong. Make sure you’re covered for emergencies while travelling, with protection from a good travel insurance policy. With our gold and platinum credit cards, you get free travel insurance, which could save you hundreds of dollars (conditions apply).
Familiarise yourself with the emergency number in the country you’re travelling in, and make copies of all your important documents. This will make it easier to replace them if they’re lost or stolen.
If you’re heading off on your OE, here are a few useful websites to help you out.
Working holiday schemes – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
* Airpoints Dollars are not available on balance transfers, credit card repayment insurance or cash advances. Air New Zealand’s Airpoints programme terms and conditions apply, visit airnewzealand.co.nz/airpoints for details. Airpoints Dollars is Air New Zealand’s registered trademark and is Air New Zealand’s Airpoints programme currency.
The Visa Debit Card is not available for business banking purposes, companies, trusts or organisations.
Important terms, conditions and exclusions are set out in the Instant Insurance for Travel policy wording (PDF 131 KB). Instant Insurance for Travel is arranged by New Zealand Post and issued by TOWER Insurance Limited.
Important terms, conditions and exclusions are set out in the Kiwibank MasterCard Travel Insurance policy wording (PDF 317 KB). Kiwibank MasterCard Travel Insurance is arranged by Kiwibank and issued by TOWER Insurance Limited.
Download Kiwibank’s Disclosure Statement or pick up a copy from your local Kiwibank. Kiwibank generates revenue through foreign exchange conversion rates.