Hi Ray, we did the trip out to Ayres Rock last May with a group of friends (and trusty pillion) however we did it all on sealed roads. Lots of long straight roads but the country is well worth seeing. If you can you should try and avoid the caravan parks if you like to sleep because there's not a lot of sound insulation in a nylon tent. Best if you free camp off the road, we tried to find a site by about 3.30-4.00 so we could be set up before dark. Try as many rough roads as you can with your bike set up as it will for the trip, I've had mine for two years and 30,000ks and love it but the suspension is HARSH. Contact me if you want any help with your trip. Cheers and welcome to ownership.