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Brisbane to Melbourne, the long way down?

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by Bumblebeeman1150, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm planning a run from Brisbane to Melbourne in March to see my son. I thought I'd take four or five days to get there, by the most scenic but logical route I can put together.

    Then, and forgive me for this, I plan to give the bike to a specialist bike freighter and fly back, thus giving me at least three more days with my son, out of a two-week break from work. :bolt:

    The only must-do bits of the trip would be Bathurst, Canberra and the Alpine Way. I love a good twisty road but not five days straight of them.

    Any ideas for a bitchin' itinerary out there? The map has plenty of options but I don't know many of the roads south of Coffs on the coast and Tamworth to the west.


  2. Here's my way. Takes in the Thunderbolt, The Putty, Bell's Line, Bathurst, Part of the Alpine, The Granya Gap, The Whitfield run and a pleasant non highway entry into Melbourne. 5 days @ 500km/day.

  3. Thanks Chris, just what I was looking for, as it ticks the main boxes nicely. And IC's plan does at least get me home.