Discover doctor jobs in Queenstown

The jewel of the South Island

We have permanent and locum doctor jobs in Queenstown and the surrounding region of Otago, as well as Southland, which is just over 2-hours drive from this famed location. Our head office is in Queenstown which means if you're looking for a job in this beautiful region you've come to the right place. Experience work/life balance at its finest with an array of biking and hiking tracks in stunning terrain at your disposal. Ski all winter and boat all summer at this renowned New Zealand location, and if that wasn't enough Central Otago is known worldwide for its delicious Pinot Noir.

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Experience natural beauty beyond compare

The Queenstown and Otago region boasts beauty beyond compare, spend your days off exploring the region's many glassy lakes, rivers, and glaciers. This is where your medical career meets adventure.

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Spend winters on the ski fields

With famed ski-field Cardrona, Remarkables, and Coronet Peak all nearby the Queenstown and Otago region is the perfect place to mix a medical career with skiing or snowboarding in winter.

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Get active in stunning landscapes

With hiking, walking, and biking trails all within easy access in all Otago locations, this region presents the perfect opportunity to reclaim your work/life balance and get outdoors!

Hot jobs in the South Island

Specialist Consultant


  • Blenheim, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 05 Nov 2023
This public hospital in New Zealand is located in a beautiful and serene environment that offers a perfect balance between work and leisure. The hospital is situated in a bustling city that is known for its vibrant culture and friendly people. The hospital is well-equipped with modern facilities ...

Specialist Consultant


  • Invercargill, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $1,000 per session
  • 02 Oct 2023 ~ 06 Oct 2023
Heritage buildings and magnificent city gardens contribute an old-world charm to this delightful southern city.   Home of legendary sporting greats in rugby, netball, basketball and hockey, it has an indoor velodrome, Olympic-sized swimming pool and rugby stadium. Classic motoring fans gather to ...

Specialist Consultant

Surgery - general

  • Greymouth, South Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $2,000 per day
  • NOW ~ 13 Oct 2023
Part of the West Coast District Health Board, this hospital has 114 beds. The experienced theatre staff strives to provide the best clinical practice from three spacious theatre suites (with the world's best views!), endoscopy suite and a post-anaesthetic care unit. Services include: Surgery Uro...
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“We came back again with the kids and rented an RV to travel the South Island. The kids loved it! We really fell in love with the culture, the lifestyle, and the people, and the things to do outside, so we decided to try and make the move. “

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Dr Danielle Jones , Southland Hospital, 2.5 hours from Queenstown

Why Medrecruit

Medrecruit is a medical recruitment agency with a difference. We make a difference in the lives of doctors by changing how medicine works and having a real-world impact on communities across Australia and New Zealand.

Medrecruit has the largest network of jobs in Australia and New Zealand, double the next largest agency. This provides you with the highest chance of getting the right role, and our scale provides you with a hiring advantage as many employers come to us exclusively before going to market.

We make the process as easy as possible. Some agencies have recruiters do everything. However, one person can’t be the best at all functions so we have specialist teams, combined with technology, to make each stage of the process as smooth as humanly possible.

In 2017, Our founder, Dr Sam Hazledine successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include: I WILL ATTEND to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.

Since then Medrecruit has continued to advocate for, educate, and work towards better health and well-being for all healthcare professionals. Medrecruit is built for doctors, by doctors.

Benefits of working with Medrecruit
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Earn up to $3000/day

Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and New Zealand. No matter your future financial goals - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings. In Australia, locums may earn up to $3500/day.

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Flexible working options

Reclaim your work-life balance by picking up locum jobs that suit your lifestyle or seek career progression with our array of permanent roles.

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Are doctors in demand in New Zealand?

Yes! Doctors are highly sought-after in New Zealand. There are many specialist roles on the skills shortage list including palliative medicine specialist, cardiologist, paediatrician and emergency medicine.