Springfield (New Zealand)
Springfield is a small town in the foothills of the Torlesse Range on the way to the Craigieburn ski fields and Arthur's Pass. It was an important source of coal for Christchurch and later became an important staging post to service the stage coaches travelling to the West Coast.
Springfield hosts the last fuel station and garage before Arthur's Pass. Springfield Motors also operates a salvage truck.
- Atomic Shuttles, ☎ +64 3 349 0697, e-mail: email@example.com. To Christchurch (from Greymouth) 4:15pm; to Greymouth/Hokitika (from Christchurch) 8:10am.
- West Coast Shuttle, ☎ +64 3 7680028, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Springfield to Christchurch, about 10.45 from Springfield Motors. From Christchurch, departs 123 Worcester St at 3pm.
- TranzAlpine Train, ☎ +64 4 495 0775, e-mail: email@example.com. Once daily to Greymouth at 9:15am and towards Christchurch at 5:12pm.
- Springfield doughnut
- St Peters Church
- Four ski fields in the Craigieburn ranges.
There are five cafes.
- Springfield Hotel.
- Smylies (Springfield Motel), Main West Coast Rd (on left as you come into Springfield from Christchurch), ☎ +64 3-3184740. Check-in: 2pm, check-out: 10am. Smylies has been based in Springfield for 25 years. It has all the facilities a tired traveller needs, down to a gym and Playstation 3. A chef who cooks meals for around $20. It has studio motel units 2 bedroom and a fully serviced 3 bed cottage. $28-120.