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Korumburra

Korumburra Town CentreColeman Park, KorumburraKorumburra HillsideKorumburra Botanic Park
Korumburra Town Centre
  Korumburra Town Centre  
Coleman Park, Korumburra
  Coleman Park, Korumburra  
Korumburra Hillside
  Korumburra Hillside  
Korumburra Botanic Park
  Korumburra Botanic Park  
Korumburra is set among the rolling hills on the edge of the Strzelecki Ranges. The town is a hub of activity and centrally located to many of South Gippsland’s major tourist attractions, including the home of Coal Creek Community Park & Museum.

History of Korumburra
Although settlement in the district was late in colonial development the township is rich in history. Korumburra and surrounding district was part of the Great Forest of Gippsland. Due to dense bush and Koo Wee Rup swamp selectors needed capital to clear the land and bring it to productivity.

Black coal was discovered in Korumburra in 1872 and a mining boom followed, reaching its peak during the mid-1890s with the completion of the rail line. At one stage over 2,000 miners were working in Korumburra and the local industry helped to establish Melbourne as a major industrial city.

The surrounding fertile farmland saw the area become productive with dairying with small butter and cheese factories were established. With dairying and agriculture still a major industry today.

You can pick up a free copy of ‘Korumburra - A History’ from the Prom Country Visitor Information Centres.

Korumburra - The town today
Today, Korumburra is still a rich dairy and cattle hub.
The main railway line is now closed.

The historic township has an abundance of retail shops, bakeries and restaurants. Just on the outskirt of the town towards Leongatha is Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, also where the Korumburra Prom Country Visitor Information Centre is located.

NB: Information on history and the town today has been taken from ‘Korumburra A History’ information courtesy of the Korumburra Historical Society.

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Korumburra - Town Facilities

Banks
- NAB - ATM only - 85 Commercial Street
- ANZ - ATM only - 21 Commercial Street
- CBA - Branch and ATM - Commercial Cnr Bridge Street
- Bendigo Bank - Branch and ATM - 32 Commercial Street

Long Vehicle Parking
Little Commercial Street

Dump Point
Korumburra Showgrounds, pick up the key from the Prom Country Visitor Information Centre located in the Coal Creek Foyer ($10 deposit required for the key)Also available from BP Service Station King Street

Hospital
Korumburra Hospital - Bridge Road

Internet
Korumburra Library - 165 Commercial Street
Mon to Thurs 10-5.30
Sat 10-12 closed Fri and Sun

Milpara Community House - 21 Shellcotts Road
Mon to Fri 9.30 - 4.30 term (School terms only)

Prom Country Visitor Information Centre, Free public WIFI
9 - 5 daily except Xmas Day

Laundry
Coin Laundry - Commercial Street

Petrol Station
- BP Service Station - King Street
- BP Service Station - 2 Commercial Street
- Caltex Service Station - Commercial Street

Supermarket/General Store
Michael's IGA Supermarket - 1 South Railway Cres

Quick facts about Korumburra
- Population approximately 4,373 (taken from Census statistics 2011)
- 115 kilometres south-east of Melbourne

Korumburra - Activities and attractions
- Coal Creek Community Park & Museum
- Coleman Park with Children's Playground
- Edwardian Railway Station
- Korumburra Heritage Trail
- Korumburra Botanic Park
- Gooseneck Pottery
- Djinta Djinta vineyard
- Mayfield Gallery
- Clair De Lune vineyard

Major events in Korumburra
- Geekfest - January
- SWAP Meet - January
- Easter Egg Hunt - Easter
- Buskers Festival - February
- Agricultural Show - February
- Korumburra Art Show - February
- Heritage Craft and Display Day @ Coal Creek - August
- South Gippsland Dairy Expo - September
- Horse Jumping Classic - November
- Sheep Dog Trials - November
- Halloween - October
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How to get to Korumburra
Korumburra is approx 90-minute drive from Melbourne on the South Gippsland Highway. V/Line bus services are available for travel.

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More Information
For more information regarding Korumburra, you can download the Korumburra app from the App Store or Google Play. The app features an abundance of information on town features and amenities as well as things to see and do.
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Korumburra Business Association

Address:PO Box 78, Korumburra VIC 3950
Web:
-38.4320182800293145.82337951660156

Korumburra Walking & Cycling

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DISTANCE: Short
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DISTANCE: Short