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 doctor jobs in Southland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Southland's lifestyle is laid-back, with an emphasis on outdoor activities owing to its natural landscapes, from Stewart Island to Fiordland. It has a cool temperate climate, ideal for hiking, fishing, and farming. The community is close-knit, with a slower urban pace, allowing for quality family time and hobbies.
Southland offers natural wonders like Fiordland National Park, home to Milford Sound, and the Catlins' rugged coast. Invercargill offers heritage sites, while Stewart Island appeals for bird-watching and untouched forests.