Springfield is located some 200 miles (322 kilometers) from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Christchurch.
While it can be tempting to just chill out when visiting Springfield, keep in mind that Canterbury's diverse scenic wonders await. Journey 14 miles (23 kilometers) southeast from Springfield to Castle Hill, where you can visit the Kura Tawhiti Scenic Reserve and Cave Stream Scenic Reserve.
While you are staying in Springfield, why don't you visit Methven. Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, this regional city is where you can find Rakaia Gorge, Awa Awa Rata Reserve and Summit Six Chair. Exibition Quad Chair and Mount Somers are other good places to visit.
Journey back in time during your stay in Canterbury. Make the time to visit one of the old towns for which this place is famous. For an outdoor cultural activity that will interest the entire family, be sure to head to the region's fascinating gardens.
Why not make use of passionate locals who are keen to share their knowledge and join a special interest tour? Guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours are popular in this region. There are some exciting ways to experience the wide open spaces around Springfield. Mountain biking and rock climbing are just two ways active visitors can get their thrills.
Remember, travel is one of the few things you can buy that increases your wealth. Your time in Canterbury, will leave you with a lifetime of precious memories.