FOXTON

Foxton is a small town 20kms north of Levin. Levin being a young town is a contrast with Foxton that is an ‘old’ town with lots of history. Most good and some bad.

Not that long back the town was becoming known for extreme violence, but this factor is no longer prevalent.

For most travelers it is easy to by-pass this small town, when in fact Foxton deserves a two to three hour stops over. As an example Levin had no museums. Foxton has four. Probably more Museums per head than anywhere.

The majority of the town is situated west of the highway and the onus is on the traveler to take the ‘town centre’ exits. The visitor will not be disappointed.

Foxton was named after Sir William Fox, and has a history of flax stripping, which was used to make rope, baskets and other tools. Other industries associated with the town have included clothing manufacture and sawmilling.

Foxton is the oldest settlement in the southern Manawatu

In 2003, a full size replica of a Dutch windmill, called De Molen was completed and opened. This working windmill makes stone-ground flour, which can be purchased inside the mill's souvenir shop.

A Trolley Bus, Flax, Movie and Traditional Museums and all are open on Sundays. The Flax Museum is open daily.

The Foxton War Memorial has a high profile in the cbd.

The two Foxton Hotels are old and traditional.

 Foxton has that classic early century church that is now multi denominational.

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course