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Work in scenic Southland, New Zealand

Southland, NZ offers great opportunities

New Zealand's southernmost region is known for snowcapped mountains, the Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, unmatched beauty, and great surf beaches. Invercargill is the regional capital and commercial hub - base yourself in the gateway to the South, where you'll be able to see and explore so many amazing places. Stewart Island, The Catlins, Invercargill, and Gore are all within Southland, and Queenstown and Wanaka are just a stone's throw from the border of this region. We have an abundance of locum and permanent opportunities in this stunning location.

It was my first day at Southland Hospital, in Invercargill. It was not until I arrived here, that I really appreciated how fortunate I had been to have secured a job here. It is perfectly situated to many of the gems of New Zealand – Queenstown and the amazing ski fields (2 hours North), The Catlins (1 hour 15 mins East) and Fiordland (2 hours North West) just to name a few! Invercargill itself is cool too, with plenty of places to eat out and a really friendly community.

Dr Will Beech , A UK doctor who moved to Southland
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Explore the outdoors

Southland is known for its picturesque scenery and offers ample opportunity to get amongst it. From cycle trails to coastal walks, waterfalls, lush forests, and an array of wildlife, there's so much to explore in this region. Foodies can enjoy world-famous Bluff Oysters, fresh from the ocean, or fine fare made with fresh, local produce. And for animal lovers, you'll get to discover wildlife including sea lions, Hector’s Dolphins, and rare but distinctive Hoiho, the Yellow-Eyed Penguin.

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Gateway to the Catlins

If you're in the region's capital and commercial hub, Invercargill, you'll be able to take day or weekend adventures to many stunning spots including the breathtaking Catlins - home to thriving forests, blue lakes, and cute wildlife. Invercargill is a town of friendly locals, a laidback atmosphere, long daylight hours, lively cafes and restaurants, and great activities for families. Check out Elegance at 148 on Elles for dinner or Ziff's Cafe and Bar for brunch, which is on beautiful Oreti Beach.

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Getting to Southland

You can travel to Southland by air or road, and the easiest airport to fly into is Invercargill - if you're flying in prepare yourself for some spectacular views. Invercargill is a great spot to base yourself - you'll be just under a two hour drive from Fiordland and only an hour to the Catlins. Driving is a great way to get around Southland - you'll get to see some beautiful sights, and nothing's too far away. Invercargill has a good public transport system - if you're not feeling like driving or flying you can always jump on a coach.

Benefits of working with Medrecruit

Find better

We help doctors find better permanent and locum job opportunities, better experiences and better lives. Work when and where you want with locum work or find the permanent role of your dreams with us.

Earn up to $2000/day

Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations NZ. Whether you're saving for a house, investing or simply feel like treating yourself - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.

Travel costs covered

For SMO/Consultant permanent roles, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. In some cases, relocation expenses are covered as well. This means you get to explore new places and live somewhere new with no cost to you!

What other locations in New Zealand do you cover?

We have locum and permanent positions all over Australia and New Zealand, and every day we help doctors find the lifestyles or career goals they have been seeking. You can check out some of our other location pages here: Auckland, Queenstown, Taranaki, Southland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Australia. If you are interested in finding a new locum or permanent position in one of these regions the best thing to do is get in touch with our team and let them know which region you are looking to work in.