There is a hydro-electric Koombooloomba Dam nearby. The Koombooloomba dam acts as a water reservoir which supplies water to the Tully River downstream and the Kareeya Hydro Power Station. The Tully River flows from nearby Tully into the ocean.
The village of Koombooloomba was built to accommodate the workers on the Koombooloomba Dam. The timber for the village was cut from trees that would be submerged by the dam.
Koombooloomba Post Office opened in about December 1952 and closed about 1963.
- "Koombooloomba (entry 45826)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- "The Townsville Daily Bulletin FRIDAY, September 28, 1951". Townsville Daily Bulletin. Qld.: National Library of Australia. 28 September 1951. p. 2. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- "Agency ID6184, Koombooloomba State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
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