Driving lessons

From only
$75
per person

Get there sooner with AA driving lessons

Getting behind the wheel means the freedom to live on your terms and by your timetable. Learn to drive with the professionals at AA Driving School and improve your chances of passing your test.

As of 5 April 2022 in line with the Government's recent Protection Framework changes, students will no longer be required to present a vaccine pass or scan a QR Code for contact tracing. You may be asked to confirm that you are vaccinated at the driving instructors discretion.

Strict sanitation measures will remain in place and face masks should be worn at all times. 

 

Learn to drive with AA Driving School 

Booking driving lessons with the AA is the smart choice if you want to be in that driving seat as soon as possible. We've been teaching New Zealanders how to drive for over 50 years.

There’s no quicker, more certain way to learn the rules of the road than with a qualified AA Driver Training Instructor.  Our trainers know how to get the best from you. They’ll help you feel at ease in the driving seat so you can pass your test with confidence. 

With our nationwide network, we’re bound to have a trainer close to you. 

We recommend that you take a series of driving lessons with an AA Driving Instructor.  Our experience shows that only taking a single lesson before a test is unlikely to provide you with the skills and confidence necessary to pass the test.

About our driving lessons

After you've completed the booking process, you'll receive an email confirming your details, your driving instructor's name and their contact information. Your driving instructor will contact you within 72 hours to arrange a suitable date, time and place to meet for your driving lesson.

You’ll learn to drive in a modern dual-controlled car – it’ll make you feel safe and comfortable while you’re starting to learn on-road skills for New Zealand's unique conditions. 

The theory you need to learn is incorporated into practical training while you’re in the car. We'll chart your progress with our key driving skills card. It's a blueprint that helps us identify your driving progress and needs. It will hardly feel like a lesson!

AA Driving School is leading the way in road safety: our Driving School cars have security cameras installed. This ensures that our learner drivers are in the safest hands possible. We're committed to improving industry standards and delivering a quality service.

Cost of driving lessons

City / TownCost (per 60 minute lesson)Transmission
  Single Prepaid Manual Automatic
Kerikeri, Kaikohe - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Whangarei - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle)
$75 $360 for 5    
Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, West Auckland, Whangaparaoa (due to increased demand, there is a delay for automatic and manual driving lessons in the North Shore currently.) $75 $360 for 5    
Hamilton, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Cambridge, Te Awamutu (No manual Instructor currently available in Hamilton. Students seeking manual lessons need to provide their own car and are advised to book automatic lessons here.) Please expect a delayed response from our instructors, due to a high demand for lessons. Thank you for your patience. $75 $360 for 5    
Matamata $75 $360 for 5    
Taupo - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle)
$75 $360 for 5    
Tokoroa - (Limited availability for manual transmission lessons) $75 $360 for 5    
Tauranga $75 $360 for 5    
Whakatane - Lessons will be conducted in Tauranga. The AA Driving School does not currently have an instructor currently operating in this region full time. $75 $360 for 5    
Katikati, Waihi, Thames, Paeroa $75 $360 for 5    
Rotorua - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Hastings - (Manual lessons are only available in customer's vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Napier - (Manual lessons are only available in customer's vehicle)  $75 $360 for 5    
New Plymouth $75 $360 for 5    
Hawera - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Whanganui - Automatic lessons available in the students vehicle. Manual lessons in the instructors vehicle. All lessons will be taken from Fielding. $75 $360 for 5    
Palmerston North - Automatic lessons are available in the students own vehicle. Because there is only one instructor operating in this region, please expect a delayed response to your booking request until a second instructor can be acquired.  $75 $360 for 5    
Levin and Otaki - Manual lessons are only available in the students vehicle. No instructors currently active in this area, please make a lesson booking in Kapiti Cost/Porirua. $75 $360 for 5    
Wellington - Manual driving lessons are available for student's who have their own vehicle. $75 $360 for 5    
Masterton - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Upper Hutt - Manual driving lessons are available for student's who have their own vehicle.
$75 $360 for 5    
Lower Hutt - Manual driving lessons are available for student's who have their own vehicle.
$75 $360 for 5    
Paraparaumu $75 $360 for 5    
Porirua $75 $360 for 5    
Nelson, Richmond  $75 $360 for 5    
Blenheim - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Westport - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Christchurch - Limited manual instructors currently available. Please expect to be asked if you are happy to do your manual lesson in your own manual vehicle. $75 $360 for 5    
Ashburton - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Timaru - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Dunedin - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Oamaru - (Manual lessons are only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Invercargill, Gore, Winton $75 $360 for 5    
Queenstown, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Wanaka, Alexandra - (Manual lessons are only available in customer's vehicle) $75 $360 for 5