Learner Driver


Booking with Taupo Driving School is a smart choice if you want competitive prices and experienced qualified instruction taught in a relaxed professional manner. Helping you to learn the skills you need to be fully prepared for your practical driving test. 

You'll learn to drive in a modern car with dual brake controls. Our vehicle has automatic transmission, this is the preferred choice for learner drivers. If you want to learn in a manual we are happy for you to supply your own vehicle. 


Our driving lessons follow industry best practice standards, centred around your current driving level and goals. All rules and laws are integrated into the practical driving. Your progress will be charted on a key driving skills card. This is the best way to identify your ongoing driving progress and needs.


With Taupo Driving School you will get the expert instruction, helpful guidance, and accurate information that you need to become a safe and confidence driver. 

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Daniel Sutherland


I am the owner of Taupo Driving School and I take great pride in providing a professional service. I am a NZTA certified driving instructor, AA certified defensive driving tutor, and a NZ certified school teacher. With over 20 years of experience in teaching and instructing, I will provide driving lessons that are tailored to your needs and goals. Whether you are just starting out on your driving journey or preparing for your practical driving test, you can be confident that your lessons will be taught in a professional and friendly manner. If you have any uncertainties or nervousness around driving I can help you. Booking with Taupo Driving School is the smart choice for expert instruction with Taupo's most competitive prices.   



“Daniel was an absolutely amazing driving instructor. He made me feel very comfortable and gave me directions and feedback in a friendly and professional manner. I would highly recommend his service to anyone. Daniel's fantastic teaching skills enabled me to pass my test first time. Thanks for all your help and advice.” —  Tasmyn