Having a licence:
- increases employment prospects
- reduces risk of accidents and infringements
- increases road safety
- and gives independence
We know it can be challenging for Waiheke residents to sit a driving test in Auckland, so WaiDrive is here to make it a little easier for all.
What we offer:
- Road code workshops aimed to help you gain your Learner Licence
- Driving lessons for all levels from absolute beginners to more advanced learners
- Pre-test driving assessments for Restricted or Full Drivers licence
- Option of using our dual-control manual or automatic car
- Lessons on Waiheke and in selected areas of Auckland
- Discount for 5 lessons
- Door to door service if needed
- Assistance to book Learners, Restricted and Full licence tests
- Assistance in accessing Sealink-sponsored fares for drivers tests
- Qualified and police vetted driving instructor
WaiDrive is a community-owned driving school
WaiDrive is a collaborative project between Waiheke Police and Waiheke Adult Learning.
Caring for our Youth
Thanks to our very generous sponsors, we’re able to provide reduced rate lessons to help you gain driving skills on Waiheke and Auckland city roads and prepare for your driving test.
We can assist in your learning and help you gain confidence in the driver’s seat.
Our instructor, Waiheke local James O’Malley, is a qualified driving instructor and experienced adult literacy tutor.
If you are new to driving, we recommend a block of five lessons to give you the best chance of gaining the skills you need to pass your Restricted Licence test.
If you have had some experience as a learner driver, we recommend at least two lessons, to assess your driving and help you work areas for improvement.
Lessons are 50 minutes.
Lesson fees must be paid at the time of booking.
Pre-paid vouchers are available for purchase.
Pricing Per Lesson
Adults: $80 per lesson
Youth (age 16-24): $55 per lesson
(Thanks to the support of our sponsors!)
Community Service Card Holders (age 25+): $65
Call us on 09 372 9868 or
Our ability to offer discounted lessons for young people and CSC holders is thanks to the generosity of community sponsorship!
Become a sponsor – your island will love you for it!
If you’d like to make a donation or sponsor a learner driver please contact us.