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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.

PLEASE NOTE: There is currently no availability for lessons in Blenheim. There is extremely limited availability for lessons in Whangarei, Kerikeri and Kaikohe. In these areas, plus Rodney, Orewa and Wellsford manual lessons are only available in the student's car subject to our instructor being satisfied as to the safety of a lesson being conducted in a vehicle without dual controls. Thank you for your patience.

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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 24 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 only available in customers vehicle) $70 $335 for 5    
Whangarei - (Manual lessons only available in customers vehicle)
$70 $335 for 5    
Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, West Auckland, Whangaparaoa $75 $360 for 5    
Hamilton, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Cambridge, Te Awamutu $70 $335 for 5    
Matamata $70 $335 for 5    
$70 $335 for 5    
Tokoroa - (Limited availability for manual transmission lessons) $70 $335 for 5    
Tauranga $70 $335 for 5    
Whakatane - (Manual lessons only available in customers vehicle) $65 $310 for 5    
Katikati, Waihi, Thames, Paeroa $70 $335 for 5    
Rotorua $70 $335 for 5    
Hastings, Havelock North $70 $335 for 5    
Napier $70 $335 for 5    
New Plymouth $70 $335 for 5    
Hawera $70 $335 for 5    
Whanganui $70 $335 for 5    
Palmerston North $75 $360 for 5    
Levin and Otaki - (Manual lessons only available in customers vehicle) $75 $360 for 5    
Wellington $75 $360 for 5    
Masterton - (Manual lessons only available in customers vehicle) $70 $335 for 5    
Upper Hutt $75 $360 for 5    
Lower Hutt $75 $360 for 5    
Paraparaumu $75 $360 for 5    
Porirua $75 $360 for 5    
Nelson, Richmond $70 $335 for 5    
Blenheim $65 $310 for 5    
Westport - (Manual lessons only available in customers vehicle) $65 $310 for 5    
Christchurch $75 $360 for 5    
Timaru - (Auto lessons only available in customers vehicle) $70 $335 for 5    
Dunedin $75 $360 for 5    
Oamaru - (Auto lessons only available in customers vehicle) $65 $310 for 5    
Invercargill, Gore, Winton $65 $310 for 5    

Our popular AA Driving instructors are often busy, so book in advance for your driving lesson to avoid disappointment. 

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