Discover doctor jobs in Taranaki

Taranaki, NZ offers great opportunities

We have locum and permanent doctor jobs in Taranaki. Halfway between Auckland and Wellington on the North Island of New Zealand's West Coast, Taranaki is known for its rugged landscape and abundance of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Named after the perfectly-formed volcanic peak that can be seen in the distance, this spot offers some of NZ's best scenery. You'll discover a wild coastline that boasts some of the best surf breaks in the world, Egmont National Park, where you can explore more than 300kms of scenic walking trails, and culture aplenty at galleries and museums. Thinking about making the move? We have an array of locum and permanent opportunities in this picturesque location.

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Discover the great outdoors

Multi-day hikes, surfing, river rafting, snowboarding, and bike trails - you can do it all in this outdoor-lovers haven. The only city you'll find here is New Plymouth, which has a population of just 74,000, so you can expect to explore the region all to yourself. Surf Highway 45 is 105kms long and the scenic drive is a near-perfect semi-circle, which means there'll always be at least one spot with great surf. The Pouakai Crossing is one of NZ's best walks - the track leads through a series of untouched landscapes on the slopes under Mount Taranaki.

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Egmont National Park

The huge volcano Taranaki is at the centre of lush rainforests, flowing waterfalls, mossy swamps and a vast network of trails. In the national park you'll discover the country's most perfectly formed volcano - it's 120,000 years old and last erupted in 1775. If you're looking to do a walk, there's something for everyone. You can choose from a quick stroll along the Kamahi Track, or go on the three-day Pouakai Circut. You can also discover some beautiful flora and fauna - from rimu and rata trees to sub-alpine shrubs and more.

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Getting to Taranaki

Conveniently located between Wellington and Auckland, getting to Taranaki is easy. You can fly, or travel by train, bus or car. If you drive, be sure to travel along the surf highway, which connects New Plymouth to Hawera - if surfing's not your thing, no worries, there are plenty of welcoming villages, historic sites, cafes, and scenic spots. If you travel by bus, you will more than likely need to change buses in New Plymouth - what a perfect opportunity to check out some of the boutique stores, delicious eateries, galleries, and museums on offer.

Hot jobs in the North Island

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Emergency medicine

  • Taumarunui, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $300 per hour
  • NOW ~ 23 Oct 2023
Located in the heart of New Zealand, this public hospital is a hub of healthcare services for the local community. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of highly skilled medical professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients. The ho...

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Emergency medicine

  • Tokoroa, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $300 per hour
  • NOW ~ 29 Oct 2023
Enjoy rolling green hills, scenic walks, volcanic activity, cycling and outstanding natural beauty.   This idyllic region in south Waikato lures in thousands of visitors each year. Dairy farming and forestry are the mainstays of the local economy and the distinctive rich green landscape harbours ...

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General medicine/physician

  • Whanganui, North Island NZ
  • Locum
  • $3,000 per day
  • 02 Oct 2023 ~ 19 Jan 2024
Relax along the riverbank and enjoy tranquillity and natural beauty. Make the move to the laid-back West Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Kayaking, cycling, and tramping are popular activities. The nearby beaches offer something for everyone. Frequented by families and surfers throughout th...

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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.