Wai Drive Waiheke

Whether you’re a beginner driver or you’re looking to polish your skills, WaiDrive can help you improve your chances of passing your driving test.

Your community driving school
right here on Waiheke Island.

Call us on 09 372 9868 or

Register for Lessons
Purchase Vouchers
Learning Resources

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
  • Lessons on Waiheke
  • 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
  • Mobile phone app ‘MyDriveTime’ to help track progress and provide dedicated access to online learning resources
  • Each lesson goes for one hour

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 Alan Koeninger, is a qualified driving instructor.

Getting your learner licence

You must be at least 16 years old before you can apply for your learner licence. Use the button below to view the details on how to apply for your drivers licence and start your learning journey.

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Our vehicles


Lessons are 50 minutes.

Lesson fees must be paid at the time of booking.

Pre-paid vouchers are available for purchase.

Purchase Vouchers

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

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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.

WaiDrive Sponsors

Waiheke Adult Learning
New Zealand Police
Auckland Transport
Waiheke High School
Waiheke Local Board
Oneroa Automotive