Bang Bang Jump Up

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Bang Bang Jump Up is a solitary rocky hill in Stokes, Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia.


Bang Bang Jump Up is 106 km southwest of Normanton on the Burke Developmental Road, where the terrain rises abruptly from 20 metres above sea level to 50 metres above sea level after many kilometres of flat terrain.[1]

This hill is noted because it is one of the few hills located in the middle of an expansive, flat grassland.[2][3] The unusual name for the hill has landed it on a number of lists for interesting or unusual place names. The name is presumably derived from the nearby Bang Bang Homestead and/or Bang Bang Waterhole.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Normanton > Attractions". Explore Australia Publishing. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Travelogue of NW Queensland and the Northern Territory". Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Bang Bang - homestead (entry 1507)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bang Bang Waterhole (entry 1508)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 June 2017.