Dan gerard driving instruction
Are you a young driver eager to conquer the Central Otago roads? Or perhaps an experienced driver looking to brush up on your skills? Either way, you've landed a the right place. At Dan Gerard Driving Instruction, we're not just a driving school; we're a community of professional driving instructors committed to enhancing your driving skills and road confidence.
Why Choose Us for Your Driving lessons in Queenstown?
Quality and Affordability: when it comes to driving lessons in Queenstown, we offer the perfect blend of quality and affordability. Each lesson costs $80, but we offer plenty of savings with our prepaid 'six pack' for $450. Booking your driving lesson is a breeze - click our "BOOK NOW" page.
Convenient Meeting Spots: We offer a variety of meeting locations to suit all levels of driving experience. Our meeting points include:
- Pak n Save Carpark (Suitable for intermediate & advanced drivers and mock tests)
- Frankton Bus Shelter
- Wakatipu High School (drop off zone)
- Hayes Cafe Carpark (suitable for beginners)
- Franks 11th Avenue (suitable for beginners)
- Events Centre carpark
No matter what your skill level or experience, we've got a convenient location for you.
Pick up Flexibility: We understand that every person has a unique schedule. That's why we offer the flexibility to pick students up from work or home, depending on your location. However there are some areas we can't reach due now due to traffic such as Arrowtown, Downtown Queenstown, Arthurs Point, Jacks Point, Sunshine Bay, Kelvin Heights or Fernhill. If unsure please check with us first.
Tailored Driving Lessons for All:
Theory Lessons: Struggling with road rules? Our theory lessons can help you ace your learners test. Priced at $80 per hour (could be free if you're an MSD client) these lessons cover the NZ road code and answer all your questions.
Learner Driving Lessons for Beginners: Our lessons for learner drivers start in an automatic car, either a Suzuki Swift or Nissan Leaf EV, all fitted with dual controls for safety. Priced at $80 per lesson, you'll learn everything from basic steering to acceleration speed control. Of course you can bring your own manual car if you want to.
Intermediate & Restricted Licence Training: For those with some driving experience, our instructors will conduct a brief driving assessment. Lessons include a range of skills from emergency braking to correct lateral position and give way rules. These are priced at $80 per lesson.
Complete Full Licence Test Refresher: Preparing for your full driving test? Our trainign ensures you consistantly demonstrate essential driving skills to the testing officer. You'll learn hazard detection and response which is important to help you pass.
Street Talk defensive driving course: This course teaches safe defensive driving and will reduce the wait time for the full licence test. Those under 25 years of age have their wait time reduced from 18 months to 12 months. Those 25 years of age or older have their full licence wait time reduced from 6 months to 3 months.
Employee Advanced Driving Assessment: Our NZ Transport Agency-approved instructors offer 60 minute sessions that include coaching and a written report. Priced at $172.50 this is ideal for anyone driving company vehicles.
Winter Driving Courses: (Contact Dan)
- Option 1. Snow chain fitting lessons (1-2 hours). Learn fitting, use and removal of snow chains. Suitable for individuals or small groups. They are priced at $80pp
- Option 2. Snow chain workshops + Winter driving theory (3-4 hours). Includes everything in Option 1, plus advice on driving on snow/ice roads. Priced at $275pp and Suitable for 1-16 people.
Option 3. Full Winter Driving workshops (6-8 hour) This comprehensive course includes everything in Options 1 and 2, plus actual driving in snow/ice conditions. Priced at $475 for 1 person, $420 for 2-4 people and suitable for up to 8 people per day.
Adult/Company Road Safety defensive driving courses - For company employees or those refered by the courts or NZ Police diversion scheme. This 2.5 hour course is for individuals or groups. Priced at $300pp.
Looking for a good idea for a gift? Our vouchers make fantastic presents, especially for young drivers. Just email Rachael the details: email@example.com and you'll receive an invoice and a gift voucher by email.
1). Who the voucher is for (eg: Vicki Jones)
2). Who it is from (eg: Mum & Dad or Jane & James Smith)
3). The quantity of lessons required (eg: 2 lessons, or a block of 6)
4). Any comments you want on the voucher (eg: Happy 16th birthday)
Cancellation Policy: Lessons cancelled within 24 hours will still be charged. Text your instructor directly (numbers below). For changes outside the 24 hour window you can amend your bookings online.
Terms and Conditions: Don't forget to bring your drivers licence to every lesson. Vehicles must be in a road legal condition and have enough fuel.
Road Safety and Beyond: We're not just about teaching you how to drive but about making you a responsible road user. Our lessons are designed to instil calmness and awareness, reducing the risk of crashes, and making the roads safer for everyone.