Hi all, I'm in the planning stage of trip from the BP on Cooper St, Epping near the Hume Highway to the BP on Cooper St, Epping near the Hume Highway. I realise that doesn't sound all that special, so I'm planning to spice it up a fraction by going via the GOR, then Adelaide, Albany, Perth, Geraldton, Broome, Darwin, Cooktown, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Merimbula and Lakes Entrance. Should be somewhere between 16,500-17,500km, depending on detours. I will be travelling with my wife as pillion (yes, she's aware of the plan), and accommodation will be a mish-mash of camping, cabins, motels, etc. What I'd like to do here is post a proposed map for each leg of the journey, and get hints and tips from locals (and anyone else who knows the areas) about suggested alternative roads that may offer better scenery, less traffic or simply better riding. I'm also keen to hear about must-see/must-do things in each area, and perhaps great (but not expensive) places to stay or eat/drink within each leg of the trip, and especially at each destination. No need to provide any exhaustive lists (I can go to tourism websites for those), but would rather hear about the pick of the bunch from those in the know! The distances and times are according to Google Maps, so don't worry about commenting about them unless you think they are WAAAAY off. Grand Map Rough outline of the entire trip * Don't bother with the detail of this map, I just whipped it up quickly as an overview. Day 1 Start to Port Fairy via GOR (389 km â€“ about 5 hours 57 mins) This day is pretty well set. I know these areas well. Day 2 Port Fairy, VIC to Robe, SA (427 km â€“ about 7 hours 9 mins) Route follows coastal roads where possible rather than inland highways, and goes via Portland, Nelson, Port McDonnell, Mt Gambier, Carpenter Rocks (Cape Banks Lighthouse) and Bridgeport. This is where I start to head into the unknown. I've never been past Port Fairy along the coast, and have only been to Coonawarra/Penola inland in SE South Australia. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions. Butz.