So me and Mrs Samurai are onto the bike and away for a two and half week trip next Thursday. We'll be doing around 5,000km or so around NSW and VIC. Here's the general itinerary: Sydney to Murrumbateman - to see a good mate. Murrumbateman to Thredbo - we'll be in Thredbo for a few days to enjoy the walking and the riding around. Thredbo to Eden - again, staying a few days, enjoy the beaches, etc. Eden to Melbourne - visit some more friends. Melbourne to Johanna - along the Great Ocean Road of course. Then a few days to enjoy the Otways. Johanna to Halls Gap (Grampians) - more bushwalking and general appreciating of nature. Halls Gap heading north towards Mildura and then across the Hay Plains for the last few days and up over the Blue Mountains to get back home for Xmas Eve. The few days after the Grampians are a bit unplanned. I want to ride across the Hay Plains, because it's there, but we'll just hop from one motel to another making our way home. So, a trip I'm really looking forward to - giving the new XJR its first really serious outing. Now the route itself is not changeable, due to booked accommodation and plans to see friends etc. However, if anyone has any suggestions of things to do in the places listed, or absolute must-ride roads between them, I'm keen to hear suggestions.