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#196438 31-May-2016 11:45
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I usually just draw funds from an ATM in OZ as and when I need it, but try to pay for everything with my credit card otherwise.


I've never done the maths to see if I am better off buying cash before hand, drawing from an ATM, paying for everything by credit card etc. etc.


What are your thoughts?


And no - I don't want to use a pre-loaded travel card.  Less cards = better :)


I presume there is no ANZ advantage either while in Australia?

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  #1562974 31-May-2016 12:59
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Whatever way you go, you're going to be screwed on forex. There is still a need for cash in Oz, but it's getting better (in terms of card acceptance) all the time.


Not sure where you're travelling from, but pretty sure there is ATMs at Auckland Airport that will spit out AUD, and same with some BNZ ATMs around IIRC. That might be your best option.

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  #1562983 31-May-2016 13:06
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If you're an ANZ customer you can use their ATM's in Auz with no charges, it makes no difference if you're going to a branch to draw out funds or withdraw cash from an ATM over there in your case. Also far safer grabbing cash when you need it versus carrying a tonne of cash around with you.


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  #1563003 31-May-2016 13:58
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I presume there is no ANZ advantage either while in Australia?



Using ANZ ATM's in Australia has been free for a couple of years now.



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