KORUMBURRA

Korumburra is encounted when traveling the Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory (or vice versa) route. Korumburra is also a crossroads and picturesque valley town. The town community is not big into heritage. Surrounded by rolling green hills, the town is 227 metres (745 ft) above the sea level

The name is believed to be derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘blow fly’. The Post Office in the area opened on 1 September 1884, and moved to the township on the railway survey line on 1 November 1889, the existing office being renamed Glentress.

The town has also enjoyed a wave of migration of European migrants who have added to the town’s growth and culture. Antonio Radovick "Father of Korumburra" was the most successful Croatian pioneer in Victoria who contributed to the start and growth of the town in the 1890s and 1900s.

Korumburra is known as the "Heritage Centre of South Gippsland". It is the home of the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. This village depicts life in the area over the period from the 1870s to 1920s, as the town rapidly expanded following the discovery of a coal seam. The outdoor museum covers 30 acres (120,000 m2) of bush land, including 60 exhibits. But this museum is unsigned in the town proper so was not ‘discovered’.

There are two Hotels in the town. A third pub closed some time back.

The congregational churches are all represented. The Anglican is an old classic. The Catholic is also significant. The United is modern.

The Korumburra War Memorial is located within a nearby park and is not easy to find.

Korumburra is a nice town and that museum happened to be open an overnight should be a consideration.

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course