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An easy excuse for some fitness.

A relatively easy walk up, and great just before breakfast or after lunch. Set your own pace... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
Great perspective

You can see for miles, puts the town in perspective. Beautiful views. You can either walk one of... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Memorial drive, Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A relatively easy walk up, and great just before breakfast or after lunch. Set your own pace. Amazing views at the top on a clear day. And when at the bottom, you definitely deserve a nice ice cream or beer in town for your efforts!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank rajeshp352
Reviewed 5 March 2018

You can see for miles, puts the town in perspective. Beautiful views. You can either walk one of the few tracks to the top or park near the top and visit via a few short stairs near the memorial. Great historical information. Good place to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank traciegila
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The lookout is a short climb from the small car park. There is a WW1 memorial at the top of the steps. There are also plaques describing that there was a Maori Pa at the top of the hill. There are good views over Whangarei...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Wonderful spot to see the whole of Whangarei city and environs. The memorial is well worth a visit to observe a piece of Northland history.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lesleywilkin1
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The bush tracks up Mount Parihaka are a great way to experience Northland's flora and fauna close up. And the view from the top over Whangarei is worth the hike! There are a number of tracks clearly outlined on the sign boards at each entrance....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank annaliese2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There are great walks to get to the memorial and lookout. Or you can drive up. The views are fantastic in almost a 360deg view.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

* Good place to start sight seeing in Whangarei. * On a good day, lovely views of the valley, dormant volcanoes, Town basin, suburbs, etc. * Love walks? Few good options available depending on distance and time. * Panoramic photo opportunity.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RajaR61
Reviewed 24 May 2017

With a recent addition of the boardwalk ,carving and information signs it is no wonder that it is an AWARD winning spot . you can see Whangarei Heads ,Bream Bay and all the way to the Brynderwyns . Yes there are steps to get up...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RodneyC1061
Reviewed 3 May 2017

never seen like an amazing view from the top.superb,if i got a chance i will come again. iam from india.i will suggest my friends those never miss this places while you visit in whangarei

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SasidharanK12
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There are numerous walks and tracks criss-crossing the area which make for some great walks. If you are less likely to want to walk up the hill, you can drive almost to the summit with just a short walk up some steps to the war...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nick M
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