"My daughter had a few driving lessons with Rachael & Dan. She gained great skills, confidence & tips from them & feedback was given during & after the lessons to her & myself on what she needed to work on between lessons. It's so easy to book online & change apts if needed. They also contacted me whenever a cancellation came up. Very professional & friendly. Thanks to Rachael & Dan she passed her driving test without any critical errors! I would highly recommend them both ! ***** 5 STARS"
Rachel Walker-Smith, August 2019
Hi Rachael, We had some refresher driving lesson in January before I was heading to Japan for the winter season. I wanted to say thank you so much. I had to drive a lot more and further than I expected. However, due to your lessons and clear, concise and practical instruction I was comfortable and enjoyed driving there. The experience has prepared me well for driving in Wanaka this season. Thanks again
Seiji. May 2018
Hi Dan, I would like say that I passed my Restricted Practical Driving Test in first attempt. I could not have done without you.
You were very clear with correct driving techniques and made me very comfortable and more important was your patience, calmness & thoroughness. YOU ARE GOOD on what you do and You are an amazing driving instructor. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you. I highly recommend you to everyone that you may help to drive properly and safely. Dan Gerard is the man! Have a great Merry Christmas and awesome New Year. I'm very happy. Thanks again.
Josivaldo Primo, Queenstown, Dec 11th 2017.
I was one of those drivers who had been on their restricted for a really really long time. Had I not had a lesson with Rachael I wouldn't have passed. Rachael was just fantastic! So friendly & patient. She explained how my driving test would go & gave me lots of great tips for mastering the hazard identification part of the test as well as correcting some bad habits I had developed. Now I'm a fully licensed driver & I cannot recommend Dan Gerard driving school enough! Thanks Rachael, you're a star! Nicole, September 2017
Hi Rachael. I passed. So Happy. Thank you for all your help.
Charlotte Sept 2017
.Rachael was a great instructor! I She was super patient and gave me lots confidence. I passed my test today with good teachings. Thanks to Rachael !!
Katrina, September 2017
Rachael was an absolutely amazing instructor! I was a nervous driver at first and every lesson with Rachael gave me so much confidence to become the confident and safe driver that I am today! Passed my test, and owe it all to Rachael and her fabulous teachings!! Thank you Rachael!
Gwenilian, September 2017
"Hi Dan, Hi Rachael
A note to thank you for the one-hour refresher yesterday before I sat my P-endorsement. I spent another hour before this morning’s test driving around the streets practicing what you taught me yesterday. The drive around this morning also helped me to sooth my nerves. As a result I blitzed this mornings practical driving test. The testing officer described it as a perfect test, not one mistake—his words not mine. There is no doubt in my mind I would not have passed if I had not spent the hour with you guys, kicking ingrained habits for touch and relearning now one should actually drive. I am more than happy to write a note for your website. Once again many thanks."
GH, August 2017
Rach was absolutely amazing to have as an instructor! I aced my restricted test thanks to a few lessons with her! Highly recommend.
Cindy, July 2017
"Hey Dan just to let you know I passed with no minor or majors. Called the perfect test haha. Cheers for everything you've done mate."
Alex, March 2017
"Thank you to Rachael Gerard at your driving school. Our 17 year old daughter passed her restricted drivers license 1st time with 7 paid lessons and regular practise. Rachael has been a great instructor very clear on what skills were strong what needing working on and does mock exams before the real Driving exam so our daughter stayed confident. I highly recommend this team for high schoolers, it's worth the money for good instruction with parental follow thru between each lesson."
Di, February 2017
"Hi Dan, I just passed my test! Thankyou so much I wouldn't have been able to do it without you! I'll see you again when it's time to take my full test"
Laura, February 2017
"Hi Dan, Just thought I would let you know I passed my full licence test! Thank you so much for your help and support, it definitely helped me with the test having the refresher lesson and getting your feedback. Kind regards"
Kayla, October 2016
"Hello Dan, Hope you're well. Just wanted to let you know I passed my restricted test today (first attempt!). Thank you very much for your patience, calmness & thoroughness in helping me achieve a goal I thought was very far off 6 months ago. It's an incredible feeling of freedom to be able to get myself around!
Tanya, August 2016
"HI Dan, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you. You have been such an amazing driving instructor, you have given me so much confidence and really set me up for a strong start in driving. Having started driving later on I really can't believe that I am almost there and so close to gaining my independence! Big thank you Dan, I will miss our lessons, but will be in touch for some 100K and night time driving once I have passed my test!"
"Hi Dan, you took me for a couple of driving lesson last week. Just letting you know that I passed my restricted so thank you for all the help. The tester said wherever I've been practicing it has clearly paid off. Thanks Again"
Andrew, January 2016
"Just a big thank you to you, you are an awesome instructor, pleasant and patient with people, a lovely manner too. My daughter was so excited when she had passed, she came into work and was smiling so much and very happy. We will recommend you to others. We will keep in touch when its time to do her full. Once again thank you".
Vicki, March 2016
"Hi Dan, yeah awesome bro, passed with no errors! She said it was a god smooth drive with a great use of mirrors. Thanks alot Dan, would not have passed without your help. Cheers."
Eugene, April 2016
"I took some driving lessons with Dan and I learned so much from him. He is a very understanding instructor, he is great at reading his students and always teaches you the correct and easiest way to drive. I would recommend Dan to anyone wanting to take some lessons before their test. He is amazing! Thanks for everything!"
Elder, May 2016
"I booked a lesson with Dan a few days prior to my full licence test and I was extremely pleased I did - Dan's guidance and instruction was indispensable. He was patient throughout the lesson, giving clear instruction and helpful feedback where needed. I would definitely recommend booking a lesson with Dan".
Angela. May 2015
"I had to sit my practical driving test again to get an extra endorsement for my licence after driving for over 30 years. I had a one hour lesson with Dan which was so valuable. I think without this lesson I would have struggled to pass. Great Result thanks to Dan Gerard"
Tony. Lake Hayes Estate. May 2015
"Dan Gerard was in incredible driving instructor who gave me confidence in my driving and taught me techniques to make certain driving skills easier. I had two lessons with Dan the week before I sat my restricted licence and he really helped to fine tune my driving skills and gave me the boost I needed to pass my test. Thanks Dan!"
Bridget K, Queenstown, June 2015
"I was nervous about correct driving techniques and road codes in New Zealand. As my previous driving tests hadn't been positive, I looked for a professional driving instructor and I was lucky to find Dan. Dan put me completely at ease and I felt very comfortable driving with him. He was a very supportive instructor and I can recommend him highly! He is very flexible and lessons easily fit around my work committments. Now I have passed my test and drive with confidence! Thank you Dan. I couldn't have done it without you. Ramesh."
Ramesh, Queenstown July 2015
"Passed with 100%... Thanks heaps Dan! I couldn't have done it without you. I'm sure I'll be seeing you round" :)
Angela, Queenstown October 2015
"I booked 2 lessons with Dan before my restricted test which I was very nervous about. He quickly helped me identify what I needed to work on and took me through each thing I needed to learn before the test, and despite only having two lessons I felt he really helped me pick everything up quickly. He also gave me some great tips that really boosted my confidence driving. Thanks so much Dan"
Felicity, Queenstown November 2015
"I passed my restricted! And I couldn't have done it without your help! Thank you so much! You're definitely very good at what you do. I will definitely pass your name onto others!!"
Isabelle, December 2015