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Popular amenities for Levin vacation rentals

Stay near Levin's top sights

Levin Adventure Park13 locals recommend
New World Levin3 locals recommend
Whispers Cafe6 locals recommend
Garden of York4 locals recommend
Focal Point Cinema & Cafe5 locals recommend
RJ's Licorice Limited4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Levin

  • Total rentals

    20 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    2.4K reviews

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Wifi availability

    20 properties include access to wifi

  • Popular amenities

    Gym, BBQ grill, and Laptop-friendly workspace

Your guide to Levin

All About Levin

Levin is an agricultural community in the Manawatū-Wanganui region near the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island, where the Tasman Sea and majestic Tararua mountain range provide the backdrop for an array of outdoor activities. Several sandy stretches, including the popular Hōkio Beach, dot Levin’s coastline. Waitārere Beach is ideal for swimming, paddleboarding, and fishing for snapper, grouper, and flounder. Kayakers will especially enjoy paddling along Waikawa Beach’s estuary.

In the town center, you’ll find an array of antique stores and thrift shops, cafes and eateries, and a cinema with a coffee and wine bar. There’s also a wealth of hiking trails through the surrounding forests catering to varying skill levels.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Levin

Levin experiences a mild climate with balmy temperatures throughout the year. Remember that seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite to those of North America. Temperatures typically dip between May and September, so you may want to pack an extra layer or two if you’re planning to visit during the winter months. Scattered showers and rainfall are common throughout the year, regardless of the season, so it’s best to always pack rain gear.

The Levin Christmas Market in November features live music and a variety of stalls offering homemade goods, crafts, and food. In February, Levin hosts its annual Medieval Market, featuring 200 medieval-themed craft and food stalls and folk in costume and chainmail, staging battle re-enactments. Just a 10-minute drive from town, every third Saturday of the month, you’ll find the Ōhau Market, a gathering spot for local farmers, artists, and musicians. The market features locally grown produce, baked goods, pickles and preserves, and handmade crafts and gifts.

Top things to do in Levin

Lake Waiwiri

Just on the edge of Levin, sits Lake Waiwiri, also known as Lake Papaitonga. This dune lake is surrounded by lush lowland forests that serve as a habitat for native wildlife, including wetland birds and waterfowl. You can wander along the walking paths while taking in the melodies of birdsong and admiring the landscape. The 10-minute forest track includes a boardwalk leading to a viewing platform overlooking Lake Waiwiri. The 20-minute loop track meanders along the southern edge of the lake.

Foxton Beach

Foxton Beach boasts vast stretches of sand for beachcombing and sunbathing, a world-renowned wildlife reservation on the Manawatu River estuary, and swells optimal for stand-up paddleboarding and kite surfing. The Holben/TeWharangi Reserve, situated within Foxton Beach, is home to a thrilling pump track featuring mounds that offer challenges for bikers, skateboarders, and scooter riders.

Levin Rose Garden

The sweet fragrance of roses fills the air surrounding the historic Levin Courthouse. The lush rose gardens cocoon the property, with blooms adorning the area in subtle pastel-colored hues. The garden offers a beautiful spot for a picnic.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Levin?

    Levin experiences a temperate marine climate. Summer temperatures are usually around 20-25°C (68-77°F), while winter heights drop to about 10-15°C (50-59°F). Rain is distributed throughout the year, but it's more common in winter. Bring a raincoat if you're visiting during this season.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Levin?

    In Levin, visitors frequently enjoy exploring the Levin Adventure Park, immersing themselves in the local Maori culture at the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority, swimming at Levin Aquatic Centre, and shopping at Levin Mall. The outdoorsy types can take a scenic walk around Lake Horowhenua.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Levin?

    The most popular time to visit Levin is during the summer months, from December to February. During this period, you can also partake in local events such as the popular Levin Christmas Parade and the AP&I Show, an agricultural event showcasing local farming and lifestyle practices.

  • What are the best places to stay in Levin?

    Some well-liked areas to stay in Levin include the town centre for its proximity to shops and restaurants, and around Lake Horowhenua for a tranquil, nature-oriented experience. For those preferring a countryside setting, the areas west of Levin offer a quieter vibe.

  • What are the best places to visit in Levin?

    Popular places to visit in Levin include the Levin Adventure Park, Lake Horowhenua, Levin Aquatic Centre, and the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority, which provides insights into local Maori culture. History enthusiasts often recommend a visit to the Horowhenua Historical Society's museum.

  • What are some hiking trails in Levin?

    For those who love hiking, the Ohau Gorge Track and Kohitere Trig Track offer beautiful forest walks. Just a short drive from Levin, the Mangahao Makahika Track is a longer day trek through native bush that rewards hikers with stunning views.

  • What are some family activities to do in Levin?

    Levin Adventure Park is an exciting spot for families, offering a skate park, a playground, and picnic spots. You can also explore the Levin Aquatic Centre, featuring a 25-meter pool, a learners' pool, and a hydro slide. For an outdoor adventure, venture to Lake Papaitonga Scenic Reserve, rich in Maori history and abundant with walking trails.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Levin?

    Popular day trips from Levin often involve exploring the Kapiti Coast, including Kapiti Island, a renowned bird reserve. Alternatively, a drive to Palmerston North to visit its lush parks or the New Zealand Rugby Museum is often suggested. Waikanae Estuary and Otaki Forks are also within a day's drive.

  • Do house rentals in Levin have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with wireless internet in Levin. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Levin?

    Experience the best of Levin with our house rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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