A Local’s Guide On Where To Eat, Shop, Play, And Live In Springfield

This could be you

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 19th September 2022

Want to know a secret over 50,000 people are already living by? It’s Springfield! The epitome of what a 21st century city should be, this innovative gem is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, and for good reason. Less than 35 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Springfield is where you’ll find delicious dining, entertainment for the whole family, and a lifestyle that will make your everyday one for the highlight reel. Let’s show you around town… 


When it comes to dining at Springfield, you’re spoilt for choice whether you’re after a laidback feast or a dress-to-impress occasion. Those after a pub feed and a tipple need look no further than Orion Hotel, which offers the finest local produce crafted to perfection, amidst a good-times-only ambience. Our pick? A chicken parmi coated in parmesan panko crumbs, napoli, ham, and a cheese blend, served with beer battered fries and house slaw. Sitting pretty at the Brookwater Golf Club is the prized Boulevard at Brookwater restaurant, cafe, and bar. Here, you can expect an indulgent experience featuring tantalising flavours across a modern Australian menu, served with gorgeous views on the side. Not sure what you’re craving? Orion Springfield Central is the indecisive foodie’s haven, with all your favourite dining options in one location. With something to cater for every taste, take your pick from fresh seafood at Beach House Bar & Grill, Italian fare at Vapiano, or succulent steaks at Hogs Breath Cafe. You can even travel around the world on your plate with Ozi’s Greek Street Food, Hikari, Eat Sushi, Kitchen 66, Schnitz, and more. 


Speaking of Orion Springfield Central, you’ll be quick to work up an appetite with a shopping spree here! Boasting 199 stores for your perusal, leaving empty-handed is practically impossible. Fashionistas can pick up the latest trends from Cotton On, City Beach, or Lovisa, while tech heads will adore what’s on offer at JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, and Big W. Bored? You won’t be for long, with Event Cinemas and Timezone on hand to keep you entertained. Orion Springfield Central is also the perfect centre to call your local, with all your essentials sorted at Woolworths and Target. However, national icons aren’t the only stores on offer in Springfield – the evolving area is home to a range of small boutiques so you can support local, knowing you’re getting the best. 


A day out in Springfield looks a lot like soaking in the fresh air, getting active in luxe facilities, and being amongst a community who are living their best life. On sunny weekends, you’ll find locals flocking to Robelle Domain – Springfield’s central parklands and world-class recreational space. From waterfalls to tree-top walkways and exhibition gardens, the lush oasis is a family dream with plenty of interactive spaces to keep the whole crew busy. Plus, with the temps heating up, you’re sure to find sweet relief at Orion Lagoon. Basically an outdoor water park, little kids (and the grown up ones!) can splash about in the shallow pools and water features without paying a cent. In fact, to reflect the people of Springfield’s active lifestyle, the suburb is also now home to the Brisbane Lions AFLW team, with a 10,000-seat boutique stadium. You also don’t need to be a footy player to reap the benefits of the new venue – the incredible TotalFusion is opening the ultimate health and wellness club with three levels of state-of-the-art fitness studios, a lap pool, infrared saunas, and so much more. 


With so much going on in the Springfield community, you don’t want to be too far from the action, which is why the natural sanctuary of Springfield Rise has the best of all worlds. Urban living meets the great outdoors in this collaborative neighbourhood, where roots were made to be planted. From the moment you move in, you’ll foster a sense of belonging across the educational facilities, dining and shopping precincts, and public transport options right on your doorstep. Only a 35-minute drive from Brisbane CBD, your everyday commute will be a breeze, while time at home will truly be something to cherish with opportunity around every corner. 

But hey, don’t take our word for it! Come and see for yourself why Springfield Rise is where you need to be here.

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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