Springfield is in the foothills of the Torrlese Ranges. It was an important source of coal for Christchurch and later became an important staging post to service the stage coaches travelling through 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 ([email protected]), . To Christchurch (from Graymouth) 4:15pm; To Graymouth/Hotika (from Christchurch) 8:10am edit
- West Coast Shuttle, ☎ 64 3 7680028 ([email protected]), . Springfield to Christchurch, about 10.45 from Springfield Motors. From christchurch, departs 123 Worcester St at 3 pm edit
- TranzAlpine Train, ☎ +64 4 495 0775 ([email protected]), . Once daily to Graymouth on the opposite coast at 9:15am and towards Christchurch at 5:12pm edit
Springfield service the four ski fields in the craigieburn ranges.
There are five cafe's in springfield
- Springfield Hotel. edit
- smylies accommodation (springfield motels), main west coast rd (on left as you come into springfield from christchurch), ☎ 03-3184740, . checkin: 2.00pm; checkout: 10.00am. Smylies has been based in springfield for 25 years now,it has all the facilities a tired traveller needs,down to a gym and playstation 3. smylies has a great chef who can cook up fantastic meals for around $20 a real bargin, you will also find studio motel units 2 bedroom and a fully serviced 3 bed cottage $28-120. (s43 20 35 7,e171 56 09 7) edit