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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.

How much are doctors earning in New Zealand?

A doctor in New Zealand earns an average salary of between $72,000 and $182,000 a year. A junior doctor in New Zealand makes around $80,000 – $140,000 a year, whereas Consultants could be earning between $155,000 and $219,000 a year. Those working in the private sector could earn up to $600,000.

According to Seek, a doctor is the highest paid job in New Zealand.

As of 2022, the average New Zealand wage is $58,836 per year, with doctors of all grades and specialties earning above the median wage.

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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!

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 2016, 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 Medworld has continued to advocate for, educate, and work towards better health and well-being for all doctors. Medworld and Medrecruit are built for doctors, by doctors.