Korumburra is located in the scenic rolling foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges in South Gippsland, west of Leongatha.
The town was an important black coal mining centre in the late 1800s, but as that industry declined, Korumburra turned to dairying due to its fertile soils and reliable rainfall, allowing cattle to graze on rich, green pastures all year round. Burra Foods operate a large factory in Korumburra, producing a range of dairy ingredients including milk, cream, yoghurt and cheese.
Korumburra's shopping precinct primarily stretches along the wide boulevard of Commercial Street which offers an attractive backdrop of green hills. More shops extend along adjoining Bridge Street and Mine Road, while the local supermarket is accessed via South Railway Crescent.
There are several parks and reserves located within the town. Off Bridge Street is Korumburra Public Park where visitors can enjoy pleasant areas of lawn in a semi-bush environment. Coleman Park, in Queen Avenue, has a playground, pool and shady picnic spots.
Korumburra is centrally located to a number of attractions in the area including Wilsons Promontory National Park and bushwalking in the Strzelecki Ranges. A drive north along the road to Warragul passes through lush scenic countryside, with a detour along Fairbank Road and past the tiny township of Arawata leading to Lancey's Lookout which provides panoramic views over Western Reservoir.