Simulated driving test

From only
$55–75
per person

Improve your chances of passing your practical driving test

Whether you're preparing for your restricted or full driving test, our instructor will take you through a practical test and assess your skills.

Book now or call 0800 223 748

The practical driving test

Our Simulated Driving Test has been designed to prepare you for the real thing. Your instructor will guide you through the practical test and give you a report card at the end pointing out the skills you need to improve, any critical errors and immediate fail errors you might have made.

To get your restricted licence

It costs $134.80 to book your restricted practical test and the average pass rate is about 60%. You will improve your chances of passing if you book a Simulated Driving Test.

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The restricted practical test is in 2 stages. Stage 1 is 10 minutes and has 7 assessable tasks. It determines whether you are a sufficiently skilled and safe driver to proceed to the more challenging driving tasks of Stage 2.

You are allowed 2 critical errors but only one may occur in Stage 1. One immediate fail error at any time also means you will fail the test.

Getting your restricted - how it works Restricted licence test guide

To get your full licence

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It costs $109.50 to book your full licence test and the average pass rate is about 70%. Even if you have been driving on your restricted licence regularly and consider yourself a good driver, booking a Simulated Driving Test will prepare you for the test and improve your chances of passing.

If you make 2 critical errors or 1 immediate fail error at any time you will fail the test.

Getting your full - how it works Full licence test guide


Driving test errors  

Critical errorsImmediate fail errors
Too slow Testing Officer intervention
Too fast Failing to carry out instruction
Failing to look Collision
Failing to signal Failing to give way
Blocking a pedestrian crossing Excessive speed
Mounting a kerb Stopping at dangerous position
Stalling a vehicle Failing to stop
Incomplete stop at stop sign Other dangerous action
Other illegal action  
Restricted test
2 x critical errors at Stage 1 = Fail 1 x immediate fail error at any time = Fail
or  
3 x critical errors at Stage 2 = Fail  
Full test
2 x Critical errors at any time= Fail 1 x Immediate fail error at any time = Fail
 

Cost of simulated driving test

 Kerikeri, Kaikohe
Cost per test
Single
$60
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Whangarei
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, West Auckland, Whangaparaoa
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Hamilton, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Thames, Paeroa, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Matamata
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Taupo
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Tokaroa
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Tauranga
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Katikati
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Rotorua
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Hastings, Havelock North
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Napier
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 New Plymouth
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Hawera
Cost per test
Single
$60
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Wanganui - (Auto simulated tests only available in customers vehicle)
Cost per test
Single
$65
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Palmerston North
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Levin and Otaki
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Wellington
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Upper Hutt
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Lower Hutt
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Paraparaumu
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Porirua
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Nelson, Richmond
Cost per test
Single
$70 ($60 if in own vehicle)
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Blenheim
Cost per test
Single
$55
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Christchurch
Cost per test
Single
$75
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Timaru
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Dunedin
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Queenstown, Alexandra
Cost per test
Single
$70
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Oamaru
Cost per test
Single
$65
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
 Invercargill, Gore, Winton
Cost per test
Single
$60
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
City / TownCost per classTransmission
  Single Manual Automatic
Kerikeri, Kaikohe $60    
Whangarei $60    
Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, West Auckland, Whangaparaoa $70    
Hamilton, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Thames, Paeroa, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Matamata $70    
Taupo $70    
Tokaroa $70    
Tauranga $70    
Katikati $70    
Rotorua $60    
Hastings, Havelock North $70    
Napier $70    
New Plymouth $70    
Hawera $60    
Wanganui - (Auto simulated tests only available in customers vehicle) $65    
Palmerston North $70    
Levin and Otaki $70    
Wellington $70    
Upper Hutt $70    
Lower Hutt $70    
Paraparaumu $70    
Porirua $70    
Nelson, Richmond $70 ($60 if in own vehicle)    
Blenheim $55    
Christchurch $75    
Timaru $70    
Dunedin $70    
Queenstown, Alexandra $70    
Oamaru $65    
Invercargill, Gore, Winton $60    

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