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    In New Zealand, UnionPay cards are accepted at 50,000 of merchants and 85% ATMs. 

    • New Zealand – Pure Heaven
      New Zealand, having natural scenery here and there, is the first choice for tourists fond of ruralism and nature. In the meantime, the abundant natural resources there make New Zealand become the priority to purchase dairy products and wool products.  How can you take a preferential and easy trip to New Zealand. Take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to enjoy more privileges and services.

      1) Major Airports
      Auckland International Airport:
      o Shopping: Around 95% of retail merchants accept UnionPay Card, including Aelia, The Loop and JR Duty Free, Comvita, Kiwi Discovery, TravelPharm, Icebreaker, Relay, MAC, Victoria’s Secret…
      o Food & Drinks:KFC, Hayama Sushi, Silk Road, Shaky Isles…
      o Services: Telecom service providers Spark and Vodafone, Thrifty Car Rental… 
      Christchurch International Airport
      JR Duty Free, Global Culture, TravelPharm, Relay, Vodafone, Simply New Zealand…
      Queenstown International Airport
      Aelia Duty Free, TravelPharm, Global Culture, Outside Sports, Vodafone, TravelTime…
      2) Shopping
      Duty Free: DFS T Galleria, Aelia, The Loop and JR Duty Free…
      Brand Store: LV, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Chanel; Tiffany & Co., Pandora, Partridge Jewellers, Michael Hill, Walker & Hall… 
      o Mainstream supermarkets
      - Countdown (New Zealand territory)
      - New World (South City, Howick, Hokitika, Nelson City, Kaikoura…)
      - PAK N SAVE (Manukau, Queenstown, Northlands, Blenheim, Hornby…)
      - Four Square (Te Anau, Tekapo, Akaroa, Fairlie…)
      o Asian supermarkets: TAI PING
      - TAI PING (Albany, Northcote, Wairau Valley…)
      - Lim Chhour (K Road)
      Gift Shops/Pharmacies: Aotea Gifts, Unichem, Life Pharmacy, Health 2000, NZ Direct, Wan Fang…
      3) Entertainment
      North Island: Auckland Sky Tower, Agrodome Farm, Polynesian Spa, Hell’s Gate, Te Puia, Rainbow Springs…
      South Island: NZONE Skydive, Skyline, Wanaka Skydive, Real Journeys (TSS Earnslaw Cruises, Milford Sound Cruises…), Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters…
      4) Accommodation
      SKYCITY (Grand), Hilton, Sofitel, Novotel, Grand Millennium, Crown Plaza, InterContinental, Ibis, YHA…
      5) Transportation
      Car Rental: EuropeCar,Thrifty, Apex, Ace…
      Taxi:About 90% of New Zealand taxis can accept UnionPay Card 
      Petrol Station: Some Caltex (Rotorua Central, Te Anau…), Mobil (Eastgate, Northgate…), and Z (Greenlane, Remuera, Skyway…)
      6) Food & Drinks
      International Chain: Some KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Domino’s…
      Local Specialty: All SKYCITY restaurants and bars (Depot, Orbit…), Fergburger, Skyline Stratosfare, Flame Bar & Grill, Giapo, Live Fish…
      7) Department store
      Four brands under by the Warehouse Group

      Tourist Sights: Hobbiton, AA Traveller, AJ Hackett Bungy, NZONE Skydive, Te Puia, Agrodome Farm, G Force Paragliding, Shotover Jet and other activities under Ngai Tahu group…
      Accommodation/Transportation: YHA, Ace Car Rental, Nakedbus, Railbus, Luxury Airport Shuttles…
      Others: The University of Auckland, New Zealand Immigration, Karen Walker…

    • Enjoy New Zealand with UnionPay services and privileges
      Currently, UnionPay cards are accepted at 50,000 merchant locations in Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and other cities most visited by tourists, covering most brand stores, duty free shops, hotels, restaurants, and attractions. UnionPay cards can also withdraw New Zealand dollars at over 85% ATMs.
    • POS acceptance
      Merchants displaying the signage of   accept UnionPay cards. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.

      Mainly located in Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and other cities most frequented by Chinese tourists, these merchants include most of the local brand stores, duty-free shops, hotels, restaurants, and tourist destinations, such as the DFS New Zealand, The Loop NZ, Aelia Duty Free, SkyCity, Wan Fang, Parkson, Auckland Harbour Hotel, Kiwi Discovery at the airport, TravelPharm, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome, Huka Falls Jet, Skyline SkyRides, etc.
      When using co-branded cards, you may not be able to choose UnionPay as the routing option at some merchants. Therefore, you are advised to use UnionPay cards with card number starting with 62 so as to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.

      Due to the purchase limits for credit card consumption, it is recommended to use UnionPay debit cards for large luxury related transactions, as they are subject only to the limit of the balance of the card.
    • Cash withdrawal

      There are around 85% of ATMs in New Zealand accepting UnionPay Card for balance check and cash withdrawal, including all ATMs under Westpac, ANZ, BNZ and Kiwibank.


      UnionPay cards cannot be used for over the counter transfer and cash withdrawal while abroad. 

      Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
    • Charges
      ATM commission fee consists of two parts:
      (1)Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult the issuer for details.
      (2)Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in New Zealand: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in New Zealand and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.
    • Tips
      Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
      Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
      Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
      Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
      If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.