Have a week off in May, and am looking for some advice/experience. Have done quite a few long trips, comfortable with 1600klm days. Have a big bike, Suzuki M109, which eats up the miles well. Planning a run from melb to townsville or thereabouts, and back in the week. approx 6500 klm, so some wiggle room on timing. Questions are Weather? Have the knack of only touring thru rain and snow in the past. Is QLD really open for business, or should I be going there? 2 routes mapped out, basically up the princes highway, but return trip leaves me 2 options, turnoff at blackall via lightning ridge,Back via warrego and carnarvon highway, then down thru dubbo etc. or Back via charleville, cunnamulla,Bourke then down thru dubbo etc. Thoughts? Usual MO is to find any accom at the last minute, which is why I am concerned that the floods may limit my options. or should I avoid charleville/cunnamulla/bourke ?