With over 20 rest homes and retirement villages in Whangarei, Northland - this is a lovely spot for relaxing and enjoying the sun. It's home to the Whangarei Falls, which tumble over cliff into a natural pool. The city is overlooked by the volcanic Mount Parihaka. It features a war memorial and the remains of Maori villages. Steeped in history, Whangarei offers a slower pace to the bigger cities - a great option for retirement living.