How to spend a weekend in Springfield

Need a getaway, but don’t want to travel too far? Then check out Springfield – not far from Brisbane City but full of surprises around every corner.
08 Nov 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Greater Springfield is a great location for a getaway, with world-class hiking, an award-winning golf course and fantastic dining on offer.

There are also great pet-friendly activities, if you live close enough you could also make this into a day trip with your furry friend or book a pet-friendly Airbnb.

Day 1, 7.00 am

White Rock Conservation Estate

Pack the car and head to the entrance of the White Rock–Spring Mountain Conservation Estate to enjoy a morning hiking up to the Main Ridge Lookout.  See the high rises of Brisbane City in the distance.

12.00 pm

Raw Energy satay power bowl

Head to Claire’s Wholesome Kitchen for lunch and indulge knowing all the food is fresh and healthy, so you won’t undo any of your good work while hiking.  Sit outside to enjoy a view overlooking the Orion Lagoon.  And if you’re in the mood for it, head down the hill to relax poolside afterwards.

Pets are welcome on the leash outside.

2.00 pm

Indulge in some retail therapy at Orion Springfield Central or book in for some pampering at Pure Indulgence Springfield.  The day spa offers massage, facials and more.

5.00 pm

Ballistic chicken burger

Grab a tasting paddle of the craft brews available at Ballistic Springfield. Stay for dinner and taste some of the beer-infused menu items.

Pets are welcome outside on leash.

Day 2 – 6.00 am

Wake up in a luxurious 4.5-star room at Springfield Lakes Hotel, head downstairs and take a refreshing dip before heading out for the day.

7.00 am

Lotus Cafe

Enjoy the ambience of Lotus Café as you sip on a lychee mint frappe and make the hard choice between brioche French toast or poached eggs with smashed avo for breakfast.

Pets are welcome at Lotus Cafe.

8.00 am

Springfield Markets Ipswich

If you’re visiting on the first Sunday of the month, stop by the Springfield Markets. They are held at Robelle Domain from 8am to 2pm.  Afterwards. Or if the markets are not on, discover the rainforest walks in the parklands or take the kids to the water park located near The Circle inside the park.

Pets are welcome at Springfield Markets and Robelle Domain on leash.

10 am

Brookwater Golf

Book in to play a round on the award-winning Greg Norman designed public access golf course at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club.  Have lunch afterwards at the on-site restaurant.

If golf isn’t your thing, then drive over to Lakeside Avenue Park to take a walk around the lake and stop in at Moselles Café + Restaurant for lunch with lakeside dining available.

Note: If you’re planning on building a house, or just like to see how the other half live, then check out the Springfield Rise Display Village before your leave.  There are 18 homes to look through by eight of Queensland’s leading builders.  There are more homes to discover at Burbank Homes in the White Rock Estate, and nearby at Ripley you can visit the Stockland Providence display village, open Saturday to Wednesday.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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