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Horowhenua New Zealand

What is it like in Horowhenua New Zealand?

Levin Area

Horowhenua is a district in the lower North Island of New Zealand, made up of a number of townships.

Things Horowhenua New Zealand
It has the Tararua Forest Park in part of its domain, plus a number of beautiful beaches, named after their location.

Hokio Beach

Hokio Beach, a part of Hokio Village and close to the township of Levin.  It has stunning views of the Tararua Mountain Ranges and Kapiti Island.

Hokio Beach New Zealand

Hokio Beach Sand Dunes – Photograph by Mannzie

The beach forms sand dunes and grasses grow on them to help with erosion and protect wildlife habitat.

Sand Dunes

Grasses growing in the sand dunes – Photograph by Mannzie

After you’ve seen the view of ocean, you can turn around and see this view of the Tararua Mountain Ranges.

Tararua Mountain Ranges

View of the Tararua Mountain Ranges from Hokio Beach – Photograph by Mannzie

Waitarere Beach

Waitarere Beach is 8 minutes drive from Levin Township.  If you’re up for a stroll then it is a lovely walk.

Couple walking along Waitarere Beach

Couple walking along Waitarere Beach – Photography by Mannzie

After a storm the beach can be covered with driftwood, but like the tides, it gets washed in and out.

  A great view of Kapiti Island is still visible on nice days

Waitarere Beach, Horowhenua, New Zealand

View of Kapiti Island from Waitarere Beach – Photograph by Mannzie

Since there is so much driftwood, you could stop and make yourself a driftwood fort.

Driftwood Fort

Driftwood fort at Waitarere Beach – Photograph by Mannzie

Need an extra log for your fort? here is one for you.

Driftwood

Path to Driftwood at Waitarere Beach – Photograph by Mannzie

After you’ve finished fort building, you could take your horse out for a stroll along the beach

Beach Horses

Horses on Waitarere Beach – Photograph by Mannzie

Time to call the dogs and head to the lake

Charlie Raye Horowhenua Beach

Charlie (Poodle x Bichon) and Raye (Border Collie) Loving the beach – Photograph by Mannzie

Lake Horowhenua

Lake Horowhenua (Also known as Punahou) is located in Levin and covers 3.9 sq km (1.5 sq miles)

Lake Horowhenua At Sunset

Lake Horowhenua at Sunset – Photograph by Mannzie

The Lake is home to a number of different birds, including ducks, geese, swans and you can even find chickens roaming around, so we can not bring the dogs here.

Lake Horowhenua New Zealand

Lake Horowhenua – Photograph by Mannzie

But we can’t swim here, so lets head to the river

River Horowhenua New Zealand
Ohau River from the bridge – Photograph by Mannzie 

Bring the family for a picnic in the summer, you’ll love it, because I know we do.

River Horowhenua New Zealand

Ohau River – Photograph by Mannzie

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Horowhenua New Zealand
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What is it like in Horowhenua New Zealand? Easy read with a lot of pictures of the lake and river and beaches around the district.
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