Discover South East Queensland with these Top 10 FUN things to do near Springfield Lakes Hotel! Whether you want to stay local and check out the surrounding district or go exploring around Ipswich and the scenic rim and beyond; Springfield makes a great base for your holiday with plenty of FREE and low cost attractions, activities and tours for you and your family and friends.
1. Hiking and Mountain Biking at White Rock
Get back to nature at White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, take a walk or a ride through rocky outcrops, forested ridges, escarpments, valleys with wildlife aplenty. Choose the track for you from 200m easy walks up to 19km walks or rides.
2. Queens Park Ipswich
There is so much to do for everyone at Queens Park in Ipswich, families love Ipswich Nature Centre which is a gold coin donation where you can meet Australian wildlife and picnic in the landscaped gardens (open Tuesday to Sunday).
Additionally Queens Park features the gorgeous Nerima Japanese Gardens, Queens Park Croquet Hall, children’s playgrounds, extensive formal garden beds, Queens Park Café, environment education centre and more.
3. Orion Springfield Central
Date night at the movies, entertain your teens, girls day out shopping, Orion Springfield Central has it all!
4. Willowbank Raceway
Grab your mates and head to the track! It’s Queensland finest drag racing, get in on the action at Willowbank Raceway.
5. Haigslea EWE-Nique Hobby Farm
Have a day on the farm feeding the alpacas, sheep and goats and enjoy watching the lambs, chickens and geese. Coffee, cold drinks and snacks are available, entry is $5 per person which includes an animal feed bucket.
6. Brookwater Golf Course
This prestigious golf course and country club offers a grand 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course in a picturesque natural bushland setting with immaculate undulating greens.
Get on the vino bus from Brisbane to Gold Coast Winery Tour, it’s a great day out visiting 5 destinations with wine tasting at award wining wineries, door to door transfers, two-course lunch, knowledgeable tour guide and scenic lookout. All from $150 per person.
8. The Workshops Rail Museum
Get a taste of Queensland Rail history at this authentic, interactive display, museum tours, night markets and events including a Day out with Thomas, all take place throughout the year at The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich.
9. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Meet Australia’s cute and cuddly koalas up close and personal at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Homing 130 koalas you can hold a koala, hand feed kangaroos and a great selection of Australian wildlife in a lovely, natural habitat.
Open 7 days, 9am-5pm.
Tickets from: Adults $34.20, Child $19.80
10. Ipswich CBD Food Fair
With over 50 food trucks offering a great range of delicious international cuisines to choose from, live entertainment, free entry and free parking at Ipswich City Square carpark. The Ipswich Food Fair is held on the last Saturday of the month, 4pm-10pm at the Ipswich Mall
Come stay and have a wonderful holiday in Springfield Lakes where South East Queensland is at your doorstep.
Springfield Lakes Hotel offer a range of boutique King Rooms configured with either a King bed or 2 King singles, and the Queen Suites that can be adjoined to a King Room to accommodate families. Guests enjoy free parking and Wifi, book your Springfield Lakes Holiday Accommodation today.