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Road report - Nth NSW & SE Queensland

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' started by Brick, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. As I have said elsewhere, myself and two mates on BMW K1600GT, a K1300R and a 1050 Speed Triple, are doing a half lap of Australia, starting on Good Friday in Darwin. Most of our route, down the centre, across through Mildura and along the border through the Snowy Mountains, then up through Canberra, Bells Line Rd, Putty rd and on to the New England, seems fine. It's the next legs of our trip that are a concern.

    If anyone knows what the roads are like along the next sections of our route, feedback would be appreciated. The planned route is from Tamworth to Armidale, then on to Summerland way to Grafton, continuing on via Whiporie to Casino, Woodenbong and the Mount Lindsay highway. The plan is take the Mt Lindsay highway through to Beaudesert and Brisbane where I plan to service our bikes.

    Leaving Brisbane, the plan is out via Mt Samson to Woodford and Peachester, then short cut across to Bald Knob and onto Maleny. From there around to Kenilworth and onto Brooloo rd to Gympie and the Bruce highway to Wide bay highway and then onto Kilkivan and the Burnett highway to Gayndah and Dululu.

    From there is out to the coast via Mt Morgan to Rockhampton then follow the coast to Townsville, hang a left and head home for Darwin.

    The whole trip is just short of 10,000km in 16 days. Because of the time factor we do t want to waste time on unnecessary delays and detours. If anyone has reliable road information of any part of this route following all the recent weather, it would be most appreciated. If its all too messy, we'll have to enact Plan B.
  2. The road south of Woodenbong is pretty rough. Not because of weather, it's just rough. Mt LIndsay highway from there on is in pretty good condition. Watch out for the Yowie crossing.
  3. Thanks for the heads up on the Mount Lindsay. We'll aim to take it easy.