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