Wanaka - Afterhours

General Practitioner Wanaka, New Zealand view map

Start date:
1 December 2017

 • Work/lifestyle balance
 • Close to amazing ski fields
 • Beautiful majestic mountains and scenic lake


A long term or fixed term after hour’s position has become available for a GP or Nurse Practitioner. The role is from 6:00pm to 8:30am weekdays and 6:00pm to 9:00am weekends. (Approximately 8 to 12 shifts per month or 2 to 3 per week).

We are looking for a GP or Nurse Practitioner who has ED experience to work independently with the backup of an experienced and supportive team of GPs.


You will be working out of our modern, well equipped medical centre. This practice is new and purpose built, accommodating two medical practices, radiology, optometry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, podiatry, dentist and cafĂ©. 

The nearest base hospital is Dunedin Hospital, roughly three and a half hours away from the practice. Obstetric services are provided by a very good team of local midwives. The local ambulance service is staffed by paramedics and volunteers.


Wanaka is nestled in the Southern Alps in the Central Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, adjacent to the outflow of the lake to the Clutha River. It is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Wanaka is primarily a resort town but has both summer and winter seasons and is based around the many outdoor opportunities. Four local ski resorts lure domestic and international visitors during the winter months. The town has a daily air service from Christchurch and is only 45 minutes from Queenstown International Airport.

Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort comprising mountain views coupled with it’s beautiful lake. Wanaka boasts a growing number of excellent restaurants, cafes and diverse nightlife. Other attractions in the town include Puzzling World, and Paradiso Cinema. Puzzling World contains a 3D maze, optical illusions and a leaning tower. The Paradiso is a classic old cinema, with seating of old coaches, chairs and a car. The walls are covered in movie posters and food, wine and beer is available at the interval. There are also a number of superb wineries in the Wanaka area.

There are four local early childhood centres, one state primary school, one Catholic primary school and one secondary school in Wanaka. There are several churches in the area as well as a community library and a volunteer fire brigade. The supermarket selection is good and there are also a large number of retail outlets. Two dental services are present in the town and there are a number of banking facilities as well as petrol/service stations, heated swimming pool, sports clubs, cultural clubs and many other community activities.

See more of the region here.  

How to apply

Email us for more information – enquiries@nzlocums.com

Alternatively, contact Melissa Sommerville, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880.


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