Our Top 10 List:
Unusual Place Names of Australia
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This list is our own personal top ten unusual town or other place names we have come across in our travels around Australia, mostly from our 2008 around Australia trip.
A relaxed seaside town with an identity issue, as it can be known as just ‘1770’, ‘Seventeen Seventy’ or ‘Town of 1770’.
A suburb of Perth, which is now just a few minutes drive from where we are living.
A town near Bright, we did not stop.
|4.||Tin Can Bay, QLD
Dolphin feeding is its claim to fame.
|5.||Hat Head, NSW
A National Park near South West Rocks in NSW
|6.||Coffin Bay, SA
Nothing to do with Coffins they say, named after a guy named Mr Coffin.
|7.||Booti Booti, NSW
A National Park near Forster in NSW. Shake it.
|8.||Devil’s Marbles, NT
Collection of boulders. A place not a town, and worth a stopover.
|10.|| Three Ways, NT
Which way to go? Not a very imaginative name, it is a roadhouse at a T-junction, so from here there are ‘three ways’ to go.
* just missing out on the top 10 are: Tinaroo (QLD), Quorn (SA),, Tea Gardens (NSW), Coober Pedy (SA)