Local Attractions and Activities in Levin

Levin is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand, and is the largest town in the Horowhenua district. It is 90 kilometres north of Wellington, 50 kilometres south of Palmerston North, and two kilometres to the east of Lake Horowhenua.

Close to Levin Town Centre

200m from Totara Lodge Motel (5min walk)

Totara Lodge Motel is the most centrally located Levin accommodation. Located only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town where you can find a range of shopping options, a cinema, Levin Mall, cafes, restaurants and a range of takeaways to suit every taste. There is a Countdown supermarket only 180m down the road from Totara Lodge Motel (2mins walk) and a New World supermarket only 8mins walking distance.

Levin Adventure Park

Oxford Street, State Highway 1, Levin (12min walk)

The Levin Adventure Park is run by a charitable trust and and serves as a meeting place for families and visitors to the Horowhenua. It's an awesome place for the very young to the young at heart. It has a pre-school playground, confidence course, flying fox, dog exercise area, new workout area, basketball court, volleyball area, paraplegic access, and swings too. There is a kiosk which provides free hot water for tea and coffee making, a microwave, tables and chairs. Barbecues are also available free of charge too. The train is a major attraction and during the weekends it can be seen packed with children enjoying their rides.

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Levin Aquatic Centre

Corner Queen and Salisbury Streets, Levin (6min walk)

The Levin Aquatic Centre is situated in the beautiful Gladys Taylor Park surrounded by palm trees, just opposite Levin’s skate park. Our fantastic facility includes three indoor pools: 6-lane, 25m Lane Pool, maximum depth 1.35m, Children and Toddlers’ pool; and a dedicated Learn-to-swim pool. It also includes a 70m enclosed hydroslide, two spa pools and a convenient outdoor picnic area with cooking facilities. We offer a wide range of both Aquafitness and Landfitness exercise classes at our Levin Aquatic Centre to suit all ages, levels and fitness abilities.


Outdoor Activities

Levin, and the wider Horowhenua District has only short distances between mountains, bush, lakes and beaches, and offers a varied outdoor lifestyle with a real holiday atmosphere.

  • Safe swimming beaches
  • Many well defined bush and reserve walkways
  • Wetlands, parks and reserves, including Lakes Horowhenua and Papaitonga
  • World class white water kayaking and nature reserve at the Mangahao National White Water Centre (20 minutes drive from Levin)

    Horowhenua District Council list of Levin Activities

Levin Golf Club

160 Moutere Rd, Hokio Beach (14mins drive)

Levin Golf Course is located just 10 minutes drive from the Levin township, between Lake Horowhenua and Hokio Beach. We take pride in providing a quality course set among rolling sand hills with easy walking, tree-lined fairways. The design of the course follows the natural contours of the land. From the many vantage points you will admire panoramic views of the Tararua mountain ranges and the Horowhenua countryside. The 18 hole, 6121 metre course provides an interesting and challenging test for golfers of all ages and abilities.


Murrayfield Clydesdales

14 Potts Rd, Levin (9mins drive)

Murrayfield is countryside charm with a café and a unique museum offering visitors a chance to step into the pioneering world of yesteryears. The rural setting beneath the Tararua Ranges with views of green paddocks and animals grazing is very pleasant and offers you a chance to relax outside with beautiful scenery. Murrayfield provides a great platform for children to feel free and learn how to care for animals and horses. Children can be kept occupied by the hands on activites, the museum and at the end of the day, can be fed by our Scenic Cafe.


Owlcatraz Wildlife Park

44 Margaret Street, Shannon (14mins drive)

Meet our native NZ owls, Owl Capone, Owle MacPherson and Owlvis Presley in surroundings as never seen before. Walk through peaceful spectacular native bush with wooden bridges and the old water wheel. Experience the nostalgia of ye olde Shannon Jail complete with fascinating owl collection.


Foxton 'De Molen' Windmill

96a Main St, Foxton (16mins drive)

Located off State Highway 1 in the lower North Island's town of Foxton, the windmill acts as the local tourist information centre as well as a Dutch food/gift shop and flour mill. De Molen is a marvellous example of traditional Dutch, 17th century craftsmanship. Visitors who able to climb the stairs will be conducted through the mill to see it in action. Those unable to mount the stairs can watch the proceedings from the ground floor by means of an in house video system. Wholemeal wheat flour can be bought at the mill, alongside a wide range of souvenirs.


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