Wai Drive Waiheke

Learning to Drive Resources

At WaiDrive, Waiheke’s Community Driving School, our aim is to create safer drivers. Below you can find some online resources to support your driving.

Drive.nz portal for parents & supervisors

This is a specialised education portal (part of the Drive.nz website) just for parents and supervisors.

Visit parents portal

Drive.nz website

Drive has the interactive tools, tips and lessons to get your learner driver comfortable in the driver’s seat.

Visit Drive

Drive Go App, for Android and Apple

Everything you need to know to pass your restricted test. Whether you’ve been driving for a while or a beginner, Drive Go will teach you the right skills, the right way.

Download app

Drive.nz video playlist (YouTube)

This is the official Drive.nz video playlist on YouTube.

View video playlist

Getting ready for the restricted test

Thinking of getting ready to take the restricted test? We’ve prepared a whole list for you to help you get ready.

Learn more

Lessons in Auckland

Once your learner is driving well and has made good progress, and feels up for some more advanced driving, we recommend booking professional driving lessons in Auckland. This is essential, as Waiheke is missing several important road features and hazards, such as: traffic lights; multi-laned roundabouts; heavy traffic conditions; motorways; one-way streets; multi-laned roads. We recommend either the AA Driving School, or A1 Driving school.

Visit AA Driving School

Visit A1 Driving school

How much practice does a learner need?

The advice from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is that your learner will need at least 120 hours of driving practice before they should sit their Restricted licence test. It may seem like alot, but it’s recommended in order to become a safe driver. Keep a log of their driving hours to help with this. 

Road Safety

Speed limit changes on Waiheke (2022-23)

View an interactive map of the recent changes to the speed limit on Waiheke

View map

Vision Zero Map - Tāmaki Makaurau

This map shows the locations of NZ Police reported serious crashes that resulted in deaths or serious injuries on Auckland’s roads between 2014 and 2021.

View map

Road to Zero

We have a vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads. A vision where everyone, whether they’re walking, cycling, driving, motorcycling or taking public transport, can get to where they’re going safely. It might sound impossible, but Aotearoa has a plan to get there. It’s called Road to Zero.

Learn more

The science of speed limits (video)