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 products.
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 Botanic Park where visitors can enjoy pleasant areas of lawn in a semi-bush environment with a large variety of trees. Olsen's Walk follows the banks of Coalition Creek through the park and across several footbridges. Coleman Park, in Queen Street, has a playground, outdoor pool and shady picnic areas.
One of Korumburra's main attractions is Coal Creek where you can step back in time at this historic village and park which re-creates life in South Gippsland during the pioneering days of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Korumburra is the starting point of the Great Southern Rail Trail. This 87 kilometre walking, cycling and horse riding trail extends south-east to Port Welshpool, passing through a number of small towns which offer visitors refreshments and attractions such as wineries, galleries and antique shops. Scenic views of Wilsons Promontory National Park can be enjoyed from the trail around the Foster area.
Korumburra is centrally located to a number of attractions in the area including the picturesque Strzelecki Ranges and also Wilsons Promontory National Park which is 75 kilometres away via Leongatha and Meeniyan. 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.