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Korumburra - Coal Creek Village




Coal Creek Community Park & Museum was initially created to preserve the unique history of coal, the development of the South Gippsland railway and the rural settlement which was accelerated by the dairy and timber industries.

Coal was accidentally discovered in South Gippsland in 1872, near the present site of Coal Creek when James Brown’s horse, watering near the creek, kicked a sizable piece of coal free from the surface. Some 16 years later coal began to be mined. It was the first successful commercial coalfield in Victoria and was responsible for breaking the stranglehold New South Wales had on Victoria’s industries.

Come take a walk through time and explore the large collection of artifacts housed in the many heritage buildings in a village like setting. Buy some hand made sweets in the General Store, ride the bush tramway, dine in the Pig n Whistle Cafe by the lake or simply enjoy our 30 acres of natural bush surrounds.

Situated just forty-five minutes from Phillip Island, approximately ninety minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and on the direct route to Wilson’s Promontory, getting to Coal Creek is easy

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Entry is free (donations gratefully accepted)

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An interesting site which is an amazing resource considering entry is by donation. There are a lot of spots to explore including train carriages being restored, variety of old buildings such as a cinema with an old projection device and mine equipment such as the Poppet Head and Winch House.

There is a train with rides on a fairly regular schedule, emus and ponies wandering about, ducks to feed in the pond (buy some food at the entrance), giant chess board and there are often activities happening.

The tracks can be very slippery when it is wet so need to take some care. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. There is a playground outside the entrance area.

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South Gippsland Highway,  Korumburra 3950, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5655 1811
Map: X912 Ref: T10

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Link coalcreekcommunityparkandmuseum.com

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  Reader Feedback  

Steve Gough      Posted:    11:12 PM September 14, 2014

Entertaining for kids and adults alike. When I visited with my family some of the attractions were closed but we spent a few hours looking around the others. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The only gripe I have is that I ordered sausages and chips for $8 as displayed on the menu in the cafe which turned out to be one sausage and a small portion of chips. Entry is free though so I suppose they have to make money somewhere along the line. Overall a good place to spend some time especially if you are interested in Australian history.

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