Located in the heart of dairy country, nestled between the rolling hills of
the Strezlecki Ranges, and within easy access to the world heritage Wilsons
Promontory National Park, Koonwarra is a rural village that actively demonstrate sustainable living,
being the first Waste Wise Village in Australia.
Once a station on the railway line, originally from Dandenong East to Yarram,
the station at Koonwarra was opened during the 1890s. In the 1930's and 1940's the station at
Korumburra was particularly busy as coal was hauled to feed Victorian Railways'
steam locomotives. In the 1980s trains ceased running between Leongatha and
Yarram, whilst regular passenger services to Leongatha continued until 1993,
when the line was closed between Cranbourne and Leongatha.