New Zealand's town of Levin, known as Taitoko in the Maori language, is situated on the South Island
, within the Manawatu-Wanganui region. It is within easy reach of Palmerston North Airport, and is known for its spectacular scenery. Sitting in the shadow of the soaring Tararua Mountains, it’s also near some very pretty lakes and superb beaches. There is a selection of things to see and do in and near to the town, as well as some great shopping opportunities. Planning a trip here? Make sure you have a look at our top class hotels in Levin.
Levin is well known for being a prime spot for picking up some fantastic clothes. There are several factory outlets to enjoy so bag yourself a bargain or two! The Tasman Coast offers splendid sandy beaches, perfect for relaxing, sunbathing, and a number of fun water sports. There is an interesting shipwreck at Waitarere Beach, where an unfortunate ship was blown ashore in the late 1800s. The nearby mountains offer terrific hiking, cycling, and climbing, as well as gorgeous panoramic views. The peaceful and pretty Lake Papaitongo is steeped in history, with connections to a mighty Maori chief. Pack a picnic and head to the shores of the sparkling Lake Horowhenua, which is a favourite place for yachting and rowing.
Art lovers should swing by Studio 202, which is home to some interesting pieces by the artist Ronda Turk and some delightful gardens. Younger members of the family will like Levin Adventure Park, with a selection of play equipment and lots of open spaces for little ones to run and have fun. Another local attraction is the Kohitiere Trig Track.
Book your flights to Palmerston North
, which is only 55 kilometres away, and browse our terrific Levin hotels for an excellent family-friendly trip.
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