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GP opportunity in the centre of Otago, close to the iconic town of Queenstown on the South Island - New Zealand

General Practitioner - General Practitioner
Ref: 4550 Date Posted: Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
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We have a unique yet exciting opportunity for a General Practitioner who is keen to work in the heart of Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. This opportunity if for an experienced GP who is comfortable to work as a sole GP whilst receiving support from a strong nursing and administrative team.

  • Full time position available
  • Trust owned community practice
  • The GP will also be the Clinical Lead
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits Package available
  • Larger house & car hire available as part of the offer

Otago is found in the south-eastern region on the South Island and is made famous by its love of adventure sports and its world renowned wine produce. The Central Otago Region is rich in vineyards producing award winning Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc & Merlot.

The region is surrounded by glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains and sheltered beaches which are home to some of New Zealand’s iconic wildlife. The dramatic backdrop of the Southern Alps lays home to the lakeside resort of Queenstown which is where the thrill seekers enjoy the extreme sports such as bungee jumping, skiing, snowboarding, white-water rafting and paragliding.

This is a fantastic opportunities for a GP who is looking to have a new adventure and experience New Zealand at its best.

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

Medical professionals are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand. There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
  • Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
  • Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block 
  • Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
  • Explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
  • Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward if you refer a Friend and we place them! Click here for details



If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Debbie Kirk

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5279