Springfield is a tiny town in the South Island, which is set to receive a massive iced Donut. The Donut is part of a PR campaign to promote the new Simpsons Movie.
It is great that this tiny town with a population of 300 can now join the big league of other towns with big icons such as Paeroa, which has the giant L&P bottle, Taupo has a giant trout, and Ohakune has the massive carrot.
Springfield, also known as the ‘Gateway to the Alps’ is a tiny rural township, nestled amongst stunning alpine peaks. The town has a strong identity as a railway settlement, with the local railway dating back to the 1880’s. Whilst farming is predominant these days, the TranzAlpine train stops at Springfield daily, giving visitors the chance to stop in at the restored train station, which houses the Springfield Information Bureau, a cafe, and shop selling local crafts.Springfield is the closest town to a choice of five of Canterbury’s popular ski fields.
Springfield also has a highly recommended cafe called “Yummy Homemade Food Cafe”, I have it on good authority from someone who reccomended this little place over all the cafes he visited on the 6000kms he traveled in NZ. Apparently there is no menu, you get told what is on when you arrive and the service is great.