In about a months time I am heading off for my first real bike trip. I have gone 400k then stayed the night at my brothers in Bendigo, then come home but this will be my first camping type road trip. I know it will be the worst time of the year for it but I could not do it any other time due to work. I am planning to leave Bairnsdale and travel up to Cooma. Then from Cooma across to Tumut. Then to Dubbo. From Dubbo I want to go west to Broken Hill. Broken Hill to Bendigo. Bendigo to Bairnsdale. I am going to camp every second night and motel the others. Will probably camp or cabin in a c/park at Broken Hill and stay there a few days. I will be taking. Small Blackwolf tent. Sleeping bag. Air bed and pump. Fold up chair. Small esky inside a gearsack. Tube kit and some tools. Bike pump and levers. 5ltr jerry can of petrol. Clothes and toiletries. Bottles of water from servos. I have decided to not take any cooking gear and just buy something for tea during the day. I also have a few cans of stuff to chuck in the gearsacks. And coffee at the servos. Then eat well on the nights I stay in town. Hope to be able to buy a few stubbies just before I find a lonely spot to camp so I wont have to worry about keeping them cold. I welcome any comments. Jim.