With the Tasman Sea coast on one side and the Tararua Ranges on the other, Levin can offer a wide range of outdoor adventures. Pause in Levin for beach walks and bargains. Wander the broad sands of Waitarere Beach, then head into town to browse the factory outlet shops.
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. It also includes a 70m enclosed hydroslide, hydrotherapy and a convenient outdoor picnic area with cooking facilities.
Set in amongst trees in the middle of Levin is a family park with a bright and cheerful under five’s play area and a variety of play equipment for all ages – including tumbling drums, ropes course, climbing wall, fitness trail, mini-ball court, skating area, sand volleyball court, disability swings, Bocce courts and a separate dog rest/exercise area. There are free model train rides from 1pm – 3pm weekends and holidays.
Open seven days a week, Te Takere offers a wide range of services to both the community and to visitors to the Horowhenua District, including: library, community centre, free wi-fi, i-site, AA and more.
Being in the outdoors and going to the beach is a big part of the Horowhenua lifestyle. Whether you are into wind boarding or kite surfing at Foxton Beach, fishing at Waitarere beach, taking the dog for a walk at Hokio Beach or horse riding along Waikawa Beach, our beaches have something for everyone.
Whether you want to do a short walk or a multi-night tramp, there is a suitable track for everyone to enjoy our natural environment. Find out about local cycle tracks and walking trails at the link below.
There’s a range of different course lengths on perfectly manicured greens, including a 6,200 metre course. The courses are easy to walk on and they’ve been listed as one of New Zealand’s ‘Top 50’ rated courses.
Situated on 11 acres in a picturesque, rural setting just north of Levin on SH57, Murrayfield is a unique venue perfect for celebrating or relaxing. Our popular cafe has an extensive menu of generously portioned delicious meals with indoor and outdoor seating areas - great for families, large groups and bus tours. The farm animal petting zoo, miniature village and museum artefacts offer something of interest to everyone.
Shannon Railway Station is a station on the North Island Main Trunk serving Shannon in the Horowhenua District. It is served by the Capital Connection long distance commuter train between Wellington and Palmerston North. A simple Class 6 or flag station type building was opened by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR) in 1886 as an intermediate station on the Wellington-Manawatu Line. In 1893 the original station building was moved to Paraparaumu and replaced by a WMR Class Four building.
This full size operating Dutch Windmill is open to the public allowing visitors to experience a little of Holland. Tour the upper levels and working parts of the Mill. Souvenirs and "milled flours" are available for purchase. 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.