Wanaka - Ref 1087986

General Practitioner (Family Medicine physician)

Wanaka, South Island - view map

Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

  • Nurse Practitioner or General Practitioner required
  • Large well established practice
  • Spectacular South Island scenery


This practice is looking for a General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner, working 6 to 8 sessions (3 to 4 days) per week with some on-call and weekend work.

The ideal GP or NP will be an experienced and skilled rural Practitioner. If you have a zest for life and enjoy the outdoors then this is the right position for you!



Wanaka Medical is a large, well established Practice located in a purpose built healthcare building in a central location in Wanaka. We offer a range of medical services and urgent care for the Wanaka community and their visitors. The practice has a great team of vocationally registered GPs, PRIME trained nurses and administration staff.

The practice has a patient pool of over 9000. Our GPs see, on average, 20-30 patients per day in 15 minute appointments. We also run an emergency area with a doctor/nurse team on call each day. The practice has all the basic general practice and emergency equipment.



Wanaka is nestled in the Southern Alps in the Central Otago region of the South Island. 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.

Wanaka has an expansive open lake frontage which supports thousands of summer holiday-makers, who enjoy swimming, boating, trout fishing and water-skiing. 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.

This region 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 couches, 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 a number of local early childhood centres, two state primary schools, 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. Three dental services are present in the town and there are a number of banking facilities as well as petrol/service stations, a sport and recreation centre, sports clubs, cultural clubs and many other community activities.

See more of the beautiful region here.

How to apply

Contact Debra Wilson, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5880


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