'Auckland' salary offered for job in Taumarunui

Mt Ruapehu seen from hills near Taumarunui. Photo / Mike Scott
Mt Ruapehu seen from hills near Taumarunui. Photo / Mike Scott

If you fancy getting away from the rat-race and settling in small-town New Zealand, the perfect role just came up.

Forgotten World Adventures are advertising for a general manager to be based in Taumarunui while receiving an "Auckland salary" - over $150,000 for the "right" candidate.

The small King Country town offers 4-bedroom homes for only $259,000 and lifestyle blocks from around $350,000. If you're after a bit more land, 4ha with a house costs around $500,000.

Forgotten World Adventures boasts to have hosted over 22,000 tourists "using our custom-built rail carts, rail bikes, a jet boat and helicopter tours to show them an incredibly beautiful and historical part of New Zealand".

The advertisement says candidates don't need tourism experience but will "need to be a true leader".

"We are looking for someone who is excited about doubling our revenue over the next three years, passionate about securing our position as a 'bucket list' experience for our target market, and focused on developing our reputation as an industry leader," the advertisement reads.

With a population of only 4500, Taumarunui is a relatively large centre in the region and is close to both Lake Taupo and Mt Ruapehu.

- NZ Herald

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