Levin is the ‘capitol’ of Horowhenua and is a bustling community that is working hard to establish ‘what Levin and has to offer’. But Levin is not their yet; heritage factors will ensure Levin will emerge as a must visit where the history of the area comes to life. Levin has a population of nearly 20k.

Levin is a large ‘small’ town that is divided by the railway track, with cbd on the west side which also incorporates highway one and is a very busy main street.

Levin is also a young town and celebrated its centenary in 2006 and this is evident with the young churches and no character hotels and these buildings are  all of a young vintage.but more importantly that there is not a museum. There is a history, but not on display as yet.

The War Memorial is also an example of symbol still trying to find its rightful place and is currently being ‘upgraded’.

The town was named after William Hort Levi, a director of the Wellington Rail Company who had a strong connection with the town during the rail construction.

Just south of Levin is the Southward Car Museum. Now d'ont miss that display. This is first rate.

Levin, being a major centre deserves a stopover, and there are numerous coffee houses vying for your interest



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