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.

1. 1700 town 1770, QLD

A relaxed seaside town with an identity issue, as it can be known as just ‘1770’, ‘Seventeen Seventy’ or ‘Town of 1770’.

2. Innaloo Innaloo, WA

A suburb of Perth, which is now just a few minutes drive from where we are living.

3. Bright Smoko, VIC

A town near Bright, we did not stop.

4. Tin Can Bay Tin Can Bay, QLD

Dolphin feeding is its claim to fame.

5. South West Rocks Hat Head, NSW

A National Park near South West Rocks in NSW

6. Coffin Bay Coffin Bay, SA

Nothing to do with Coffins they say, named after a guy named Mr Coffin.

7. Forster Booti Booti, NSW

A National Park near Forster in NSW. Shake it.

8. Devils Marbles Devil’s Marbles, NT

Collection of boulders. A place not a town, and worth a stopover.

9. Yepoon Yepoon, QLD

Yippee Yepoon!

10. Coober Pedy 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)

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