Located just 1.5km (an 8 minute walk) from the town centre, this budget motel in Korumburra will place you in close proximity to the railway station, Gippsland Southern Hospital and Coal Creek Heritage Centre.
There are 26 ground floor units available, including: twin rooms (sleeping 2 people), queen/double rooms (sleeping 2 people), deluxe spa suites (sleeping 2 people) and family suites (sleeping 4 people).
All rooms at the Coal Creek Motel offer reverse cycle air conditioning, electric blankets, LCD televisions, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Toasters and microwaves can be made available upon request.
This accommodation in Korumburra also offers onsite parking (ample space for trucks, buses and trailers), laundry facilities and a covered BBQ area. Cooked and continental breakfasts can be delivered direct to rooms (menus are available at reception). Conferences and tour groups can be catered for with ease.
Also located on the property is Cousin Jacks Restaurant and Bar, where guests are invited to relax with a drink or evening meal at the end of a long day of sightseeing or travelling.
When staying at this motel, we encourage you to also explore the surrounding area – Leongatha, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Warragul, Mirboo North, Dumbalk, Meeniyan, Kongwak, Nyora, Venus Bay and more.
Whether you’re planning to spend the night or the week, there are plenty of attractions and things to do around Coal Creek Motel. We have outlined just some of the more popular ones below:
Once famous for its coal mining boom, the Korumburra region is rich with history. Learn about life in the 1800s by heading to the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum (free entry), get on board the South Gippsland Tourist Railway at heritage listed Korumburra Station (it travels between Nyora and Leongatha), or pay a visit to the Foster Museum (which looks at the development of the district, as well as the establishment of Wilsons Promontory National Park).
If you are the kind of person who likes to get outside and breathe in the fresh air, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of more natural attractions to be discovered, including: Korumburra Botanic Park, Coleman Park, Mossvale Park (in nearby Leongatha), Strzelecki Ranges, Mount Worth State Park and Wilsons Promontory National Park. For panoramic views over the Western Reservoir, head to Lancey’s Lookout via the tiny township of Arawata.
The climate and soil in this region make for some delicious produce. Go for a tasting at one of the local wineries (such as Lucinda Estate Winery, Djinta Djinta Winery and Clair de Lune Vineyard) or the Lock Brewery and Distillery (which is known for its craft beers, single malt whiskey and gin). See how cheese goes from paddock to plate at the Prom Country Cheese Farm, or how cheese is later prepared at the Moyarra Valley sheep farm.
Don’t let the small town, rural feel of Korumburra fool you – the region is host of a number of events throughout the year, which we highly recommend checking out if you have the time. Some of these include: Geekfest (January), Buskers Festival (February), Agricultural Show (February), South Gippsland Dairy Expo (September), Leongatha Daffodil and Floral Show (September), Horse Jumping Classic (November), and various markets held throughout the year.
If you want to immerse yourself in the art and culture if this amazing region, you will be spoilt for choice. Check out the Coal Creek Art Gallery or Korumburra Library and Art Gallery (both of which showcase the talents of local artists). Travel a little further afield to visit the Leongatha Gallery, Stockyard Gallery (in Foster), Meeniyan Art Gallery, Fish Creek ArtSpaces, Gooseneck Pottery (in Kardella) or Sandy Point Art Gallery.
The town also has quite extensive sporting facilities, including: Korumburra Swimming Pool (with Olympic-sized outdoor pool and heated indoor pool), tennis courts, bowls and croquet clubs, Korumburra Indoor Recreation Centre (with basketball court and gymnasium), skate park, and Korumburra Golf Club. There are also golf courses at Leongather and Foster, and the Stony Creek Racing Club is also worth the visit if you have time.