Driver Directions

Thanks to the support of Off Road NZ and Rotorua Kart Sport Development Trust the new course will be held on the Rotorua International Kartsport Raceway at Off Road New Zealand in Mamaku (193 Amoore Road).

Driver Directions is a FREE programme to strengthen novice drivers' vital skills for safe driving.

Criteria: ​​

  • The Driver Directions programme is for young drivers who hold a Learner or Restricted Licence.
  • Must provide own vehicle with current WOF and REGO.
  • Must be accompanied by a parent/adult/caregiver who has held a full NZ drivers licence for at least 2 years.

Course dates for 2019:

Each course is one day - choose one of the following dates using the form below:


  • Tuesday 16th
  • Wednesday 17th​
  • Tuesday 9th
  • Wednesday 10th
  • ​Tuesday 1st ​


  • Tuesday 3rd 
  • Wednesday 4th 

Participants must be there by 9:00a.m.
The course finishes at 3.30pm.


  • Rotary Rotorua
  • NZ Police
  • Off Road NZ
  • Rotorua Kart Sport Development Trust
  • Rotorua Ford & Mazda
  • Princes Gate Hotel
  • Dawson Insurance
  • 50Fifty Traffic Management
  • St John


Register by submitting the online form below.

For further information or assistance phone Rotorua Lakes Council 07 348 4199 or email

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* are required fields which must be filled in.

Driver Directions Registration Form

*Licence status:
Preferred Dates:
Please select more than one preferred option.
Are you a Rotorua rate paying resident?
Is this registration for a new or returning young driver
*Have you attended a Driver Directions event before?
Have you attended Driver Directions before as an adult supervisor?
If you answered yes to the above question did you attend:(optional)
Page reviewed: 13 Dec 2018 4:15pm