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’.