Do I need to tip in New Zealand?

Legally, all our hospitality workers are paid a living wage and tipping is not customary or expected in New Zealand.  However, if your food or service was exceptional you may choose to reward someone for a job well done.

Many bars and cafes have a tip jar at the counter, and it is common to put your change in here.

 

 

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