Welcome to beautiful Whangarei, New Zealand. Lace up your sneakers and hike to the summit of Mount Parihaka, the highest point in the city. It was once the site of the largest Maori Pa (fortified village) in New Zealand. From the summit, take a leisurely stroll through the subtropical forest to view the excavations that remain. At the basin, the charming town of Quayside has something for everyone. Modern landscaping blends with colonial architecture offering everything from stylish cafes and restaurants to museums, art galleries and speciality shops.