South Gippsland Railway, Tourism Victoria

Population 3145

Established in 1887, Korumburra stands firmly as the heritage centre of South Gippsland. The township was a primary producer of black coal for Victoria's rail industry until the last mine closed in 1958. Korumburra is set in the rolling green hills of South Gippsland, with scenic drives found in any direction.

Visitor Information

Prom Country Information Centre, 9 Silkstone Rd; 1800 630 704


Nearby national parks

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park

    In Brisbane Ranges National Park low mountains are dissected by rugged gorges and hidden gullies with basalt grasslands and woodlands. An...more

Nearby towns

  • Leongatha

    Leongatha is a thriving town, considered the commercial centre of South Gippsland. Idyllically positioned as a gateway to Gippsland...more

  • Inverloch

    Inverloch is a small seaside town set on the protected waters of Anderson Inlet, east of Wonthaggi. It is characterised by long stretches of...more

  • Wonthaggi

    Once the main supplier of coal to the Victorian Railways, Wonthaggi, near the beachside town of Cape Paterson, is South Gippsland's...more

In Town

Coal Creek Heritage Village Coal Creek is an open-air museum that offers all the fascination of life in a 19th-century coalmining village, including history and memorabilia of the area. The village contains beautiful picnic areas, bush tramway and cafe, and community events are held throughout the year. South Gippsland Hwy; (03) 5655 1811.

Korumburra Federation Art Gallery: South Gippsland Hwy.

Whitelaw Antiques & Collectibles: 9 Mine Rd.


South Gippsland Tourist Railway This railway travels to Leongatha, Korumburra, Loch and Nyora, and provides a scenic way to view the ever-changing South Gippsland landscape. Trains operate Sun and public holidays with a Wed service during school holidays. The grand Edwardian Railway Station behind the main street is also worth a visit. (03) 5658 1111.

Loch: a thriving art and craft village with cosy eateries, antique stores and galleries; 14 km NW.

Poowong: beautiful country town nestled among the rolling hills of South Gippsland with Poowong Pioneer Chapel, est. 1878; 18 km NW.

Fishing spots near town

Anderson Inlet 24 km

Some would argue that Anderson Inlet, near Inverloch, isn’t an estuary but a bay. It has three creeks, Screw, Pound and Cherry Tree, plus the Tarwin River flowing in to it, and is situated about 140 km south-east... Find out more

Tarwin River 27 km

Estuary perch are the saltwater equivalent of Australian bass, and are highly regarded as sport fish. The Tarwin River is among the more exalted of Victoria’s estuary systems with a solid reputation for producing... Find out more

Venus Bay 29 km

Victoria’s annual run of Australian salmon hits the surf beaches in autumn and runs through the winter. South Gippsland beaches are traditionally among the hottest for salmon action. Winter sees beaches from... Find out more

Mosquito Channel 42 km

Corinella is about 115 km south- east of Melbourne on the eastern side of Western Port. There is a jetty, slipway and a 24-hour all-tide boat ramp. Anglers who launch their boats here regard these waters as something... Find out more

Elephant Triangle 45 km

Fishing for elephant fish in Western Port has become an institution. Anglers hang out for the first signs that the fish are starting to migrate into the bay. In general terms, the Elephant Triangle (GPS: S38.26.826,... Find out more

Corner Inlet 49 km

The sheltered waters of Corner Inlet yield snapper, salmon, whiting and trevally, and the area is popular with game fishermen because it offers the safest ocean entrance between Westernport Bay and Eden in NSW. Port... Find out more

Middle Spit 51 km

One of the most popular destinations for boating anglers is the Middle Spit, located along the western shore of French Island. Regarded as a whiting hotspot, it’s just a matter of knowing where to go and the tide... Find out more

Snapper Spots 53 km

Many snapper anglers prefer to concentrate along the edges of the main shipping channels. The deep water running along the western shore of Phillip Island from the Nobbies to Cowes (Buoys 1–13) is a proven snapper... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Birdwatching around Gippsland 49 km

This stretch of Victorian coast offers some of the best birdwatching in the country. Two locations, both Ramsar-listed, are worth a visit. Protected by the northern arm of Wilsons Promontory, the wetlands of Corner... Find out more

Kayaking on Phillip Island 51 km

For a great way to start the day, join a kayaking breakfast tour at Phillip Island Holiday Hire, which starts with a 45-minute paddle from Cowes and includes a civilised breakfast at a cafe. There is also a Devonshire... Find out more

Wildlife-watching - Phillip Island 52 km

Phillip Island is best known for the little penguins that come ashore every night (bookings essential). But spend time exploring the area and you will find Seal Rocks, with Australia’s largest colony of fur-seals,... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Grand Ridge Brewery 30 km

One of the country’s longest-running craft breweries began life as the Strzelecki Brewery in 1988, but operated for only a brief period before being re-branded as Grand Ridge under new ownership. Over the ensuing... Find out more

Campsites around town

Inverloch Foreshore Reserve camping area 24 km

Camping is available year-round at the foreshore reserve, but it does get popular. For views over the inlet, take the Screw Creek Walk which includes a boardwalk section and a trail through a paperbark forest. If you... Find out more

Kilcunda Oceanview Holiday Retreat 33 km

Dramatic coastal views are the norm at this quiet beachside caravan park, located between Wonthaggi and San Remo. The beaches here are safe for kids, plus there are good spots for a snorkel and plenty of walking options,... Find out more

Turtons Creek camping area 39 km

You can camp without facilities beside Turtons Creek about 18 km north of Foster. Near the campsite, reached via Turtons Creek Rd, which branches off the Boolarra–Foster Rd, you’ll find a lovely little... Find out more

Airs Farm camping area (walk-in camping) 40 km

Toast your toes around the open fire (wood supplied) at this private campground, nestled in bushland some 10 km east of Tankerton. The owners will pick you up or you can walk or cycle along Bayview Rd to reach the farm.... Find out more

Morwell River camping areas 42 km

Blackfish, trout and crayfish are the prime targets for anglers when they set themselves up along the banks of the Morwell River. If you’re a like-minded soul, head for one of the campsites strung out along Morwell... Find out more

Middle Creek camping area (bush camping) 47 km

From the small town of Yinnar, south of the Strzelecki Hwy, get onto Middle Creek Rd and follow it for 10 km to the south-east. Here, at a secluded spot beside Middle Creek, you’ll find a small bush-camping area... Find out more

Fairhaven camping area (walk-in camping) 48 km

The Fairhaven campsites are in a beautiful natural setting on the western shore of French Island, 5 km north of Tankerton off Coast Rd. It’s a great spot to kick back for a few days. While you have your feet up,... Find out more

Walkerville camping area 50 km

Popular with many families who return year after year, this camping reserve has great facilities and is kept neat and tidy by the staff. Close by are surf beaches for adults, as well as safe beaches for kids. Walking... Find out more

Lake Narracan Caravan Park 51 km

When its water levels are high enough, Lake Narracan, 5 km north-east of Moe, is a popular watersports venue. Besides sailing and canoeing, waterskiing is also conducted here under the auspices of what’s believed... Find out more

Shallow Inlet camping area 52 km

This campground is 4 km west of Yanakie at the end of Lester Rd, just outside the boundary of the marvellous Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park. The sheltered waters of the park are ideal for swimming, canoeing and... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Warragul Gardens Holiday Park 31 km

This owner-operated park has spacious grassy sites, good facilities and great amenities. However, the focal point is the magnificent gardens; these alone make the park worth a visit. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Glen Cromie Caravan Park 40 km

In a large, park-like setting on the banks of a stream, this is a popular caravan park during weekends and holiday periods. It is a great place for a family break and just a short drive from the greater Melbourne area.... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Bunyip rest area 38 km

29km W of Yarragon (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For westbound only.

Trafalgar park area 38 km

At Trafalgar

Middle of town via the service road.

Gumbuya rest area 42 km

77km E of Melbourne (L) or 40km W of Yarragon (R)

Secluded among trees well off the highway.

What's on around town

Korumburra Farmers Market: Railway Siding; 3rd Sat each month.

Korumburra Agricultural Show: Feb.

Rotary Club of Korumburra Art Show: Feb.

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