Driving and Companion Services
We cover the full range of personal transport and companion needs.
Your driver will pick you up at home and take you to your appointment, accompanying you into the clinic or hospital to make sure you get to the right place. We can wait for you, or leave our card with reception, and then take you home afterwards. If requested we can attend an appointment with you to provide extra support.
ACC Funded Transport
All Freedom Companion Drivers are ACC registered vendors. We transport ACC claimants to medical appointments, to work and other appointments and errands. We often take children to school if the ACC claimant is unable to do so. If you are on an ACC claim let your case manager know that you would like to use Freedom Companion Driving Services for your ACC transport needs.
Scenic Drives & Social Engagements
Book a Freedom Driver for a scenic drive. It’s great to get out and about especially if you have been unable to drive for a while. You might like to have lunch with a friend, attend a social event, or go to a movie – your local driver will be happy to help out.
Shopping & Personal Grooming
Our personal drivers can take you shopping including accompanying you to the shops to assist and carry bags. We will stop off at the pharmacy, pick up a takeaway meal on the way back, and even come in and help you pack your shopping away if you would like us to. Your local Freedom Driver will also be happy to take you to personal appointments such as the hairdresser or beauty parlour and pick you up afterwards.
Total Mobility Service
In most areas, Freedom Drivers are registered Total Mobility Providers. This means we are able to take Total Mobility Cards (or vouchers or Taxi Chits) to allow you the appropriate discount on your fare. Ask your local Freedom Driver for details.
Children’s Safe School Transport
If you need reliable safe transport for your children for school, after school or weekend sport – look no further. We do not just drop children off outside their destination, we accompany them inside to make sure they are taken to the right place and handed over to a specific person just like you would do if you were driving your children yourself.
After School Activities & Sports
We know how hard it is to juggle all the transport children often require. You may need to take one child to ballet, another to football and another somewhere else. This can be problematic if parents or caregivers are working full time. Your local Freedom Driver can collect children from school and take them to activities or just bring them home as needed. Children will always be accompanied to the correct place and/or booked in with the right person.
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
We are able to provide wheelchair accessible transport in some areas. Please check our driver details to see if a Freedom Drivers wheelchair accessible vehicle is available in your area.
Airport Drop Off & Pickups
Freedom Drivers airport transport provides the usual transport but with extras. We will come to your door at home and assist you with your bags. At the destination we will assist with all luggage and accompany you inside the airport/ bus or train station to make sure you check in with no problems if you need us to.
Freedom Drivers are a great choice for meetings, conferences and other business transport. Perhaps you are here on a conference and your partner would like to take a scenic drive or do some shopping whilst you are busy. Perhaps you would like a driver to pick up after conference or a meeting and drop you at a restaurant.
Travel With Pets
We are happy to transport you and your guide dog or assistance dog. We frequently assist people to take their pets to the vet or kennels. Just give your local Freedom driver a ring and explain what you need – even if it’s pet transport services!
Prices and Booking
We are a pre-booked service so give your local driver a ring for a quote. We are comparable to, or even cheaper than, a professional taxi service but we offer so much more in terms of service.
Prices are time based and we will quote you based on your specific requirements. Prices may vary from region to region.
Gift vouchers are available!
Safety and Licensing
All our franchisees meet safety requirements and are licensed to drive passengers. A Passenger (P) Endorsement, and Transport Service License (administered by the New Zealand Transport Agency) is required for all Franchise Owners. Drivers have First Aid qualifications and have achieved Unit Standards for handling clients with disabilities. All vehicles are Certificate of Fitness (CoF)s compliant.