Here I go! My experience on the north island is limited to Melbourne CBD, a couple of eastern suburbs (Boronia/Bayswater area), PI and Sovereign Hill. So this January I'll be packing up the VTR and heading north, 3 weeks up to Brissy and back. The Plan So Far: (subject to change) - 05/01/08: Hobart to Launceston via the east coast/St Helens. - 06/01/08: Up to Devonport in the morning, spend the day on the Spirit, land in Melbourne about 6pm. - 07/01/08: Spend the day in Melbourne, meet the (apparently) wonderful Williamstown crew for their Monday night gathering. - 08/01/08: Leave Melbourne (via black spur?). At this point aiming to arrive in Brisbane on the 11th to meet a friend. At this point I'll probably spend 2 or 3 nights in Brissy, I've got friends and family around there, so do most of my sightseeing on the way back. Definitely got room for any good day rides though (kezza?) - Leave Brisbane on Monday 14th (maybe the sunday if this polar bear can't stand the heat ). Some of the places I want to go through are Coffs Harbour, Newcastle/Sydney/Wollongong, definitely through the mountains. Want to do a day trip from Sydney out to Parkes/Bathurst, got an interest in seeing the big dish, plus riding round Mt Panorama (of course!). So one question I have is: Is four days enough time to get from Melbourne to Brisbane on the good bike roads? I should have accommodation in Canberra so that's most likely going to be one of the stops. The rest will probably be camping to save costs. Thanks for your suggestions so far guys, I'll have a closer look at those roads you've suggested tonight when I can pull out the big atlas I've got.