Mair Park - located just across the road from Chelsea House

Parihaka is an old volcanic cone and at 241 metres high is visible and recognisable from many places in the city, including Chelsea House. It is a former pa site and is one of the most significant mountains for Maori in Northland. It would have been home to two thousand people and contains visible remains of house sites, storage pits and defences along its 3km ridge line,

The summit can be reached by car or by walking tracks, two of which start across the road from Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast at the beautiful Mair Park. A moderate level of fitness will get you to the summit in around 45mins.

Contact information

Whangarei I-SITE Visitor Centre

Phone: +64 9 4381079