Levin is around 95 km north of Wellington and 50 km southwest of Palmerston North.
Levin can offer a wide range of outdoor adventures. Lake Horowhenua is a dune lake and bird santuary. To the south, Lake Papaitonga has historic connections with the important Maori chief Te Rauparaha.
Waitarere Beach, 12 minutes north of Levin is special – it is one of the few beaches in the country where you are allowed to drive on the beach to your chosen fishing or picnic spot.