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Funny Place Names

Funny Place Names Register

 

During my travels around Australia, I have noted many places with unusual or funny names. The following is just the beginning of what I hope will be an extensive listing of funny place names in Australia.

 

If you have any place names to add, please enter them into the form below and we'll post them on this page as soon as possible.

 

 

Name
Location
Comment
Titwobble Lane

Near Wedderburn

Map link

If you drive along it, the reason for its name becomes obvious..
Merrywinebone Between Pokataroo and Rowena on the road between Collarenebri and Burren Junction

Nothing much to see there, most of the area is absorbed into one huge cotton plantation. Roads go every which way and getting lost is really easy. Black soil that promises lots of problems if it rains.

(thanks to Ray Bell)

Upotipotpon Between Euroa and the Murray River

Always given as a turn point in Navigation exercises in the Air Training Corps in the '50s. I went there and it's just an intersection.

(thanks to Andrew Nielsen)

Nowhere Else Northern Tasmania

Legend says that the original maker of the road ran it past his house to his hayshed. When people stopped at the house asking where the road went, the reply was......

(thanks to Pottsy)

Tittybong
Victorian Mallee, South of Swan Hill

John Pryce once said that Tittybong was an aboriginal word, meaning 'Independent Front Suspension'....

(thanks to Geoff Schmidt)

Stinky Poo Tank
23deg 13.8m-135deg 32.5m
Lake Muck
Nangerybone
Near Condobolin
Billybingbone
Mooning
Mount Puffandwheeze
Near Burdekin Dam Qld
Wonglepong
Near Canungra Qld

 

 

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