To cool off during a long hot Ipswich summer, you can't go past Orion Lagoon at Springfield, just a 30-minute drive from Brisbane Central Business District. Situated within Orion Springfield Central and the newest stage of the huge Robelle Domain parklands, Orion Lagoon has a vast expanse of shallow pools and water features.
The interconnected pools cater for all age groups, from the toddler-friendly 0.3 metres up to 1.5 metres for more proficient swimmers. Some are gently graded from the edge to give a beach-like effect, with one section offering aquativity features such as squirting spouts and stepping-stones. Lifeguards are on duty from 8am - 4pm from 1 April to 31 August and 5am - 9pm from 1 September to 31 March, but children under 13 must be actively supervised at all times.
Shade is provided by colourful sails and some trees over the grassed areas, while there's also a covered barbecue pavilion with picnic tables. Bring your own picnic or take advantage of the Lagoon Café and other nearby eating places. There are onsite lockers, and flotation devices, swimwear and pool accessories are for sale.
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Credit to the local area
It's a fabulous spot for families with young kids . Plenty of parks walking tracks etc . 2 / 3 hrs with a paddle in the lagoon perfect good spot for a picnic more »
Don’t swim here
Every time my family and I go here we all get sick! I mean vomiting and the rest. There are too many people going to this place to swim and the care takers do not use enough chlorine :( more »
World-Class Recreational Space
The Parklands have so much to offer: treetop walks, shady picnic areas, land art pyramids, art work, beautiful exhibition gardens, and expansive grassy spaces perfect for large community events and... more »
Great way to spend a day with family
We were visiting Brisbane and my son and family live at Springfield so he picked us up from the Sebel in the city and took us out to Springfield for the day. Car parking was easy and the lagoon was... more »
Great for young kids
First time visit after talking to colleagues who enjoyed it. It has a great wading area for kids under 5. My son, 3.5yo, had a ball walking up and down the area.There are many lifeguards too, even... more »
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