Grafton up the Gibraltar Range, Gwydir H'way. To Glen Innes is 160Km, but at Bald Knob (approx 130km) you turn right onto Dundee Rd .............. to Dundee (12k). This is a 25km short cut away from plod infested territory.
Take it easy up to Tenterfield, especially the 50kph zone in Deepwater, nearly ended up in "deep shit" there a few times.
At Tenterfield take the Bruxner H'way back towards the coast, a great 40km ride down to Drake Village. Stop for lunch at the pub, a coupla bikes inside.
Option A. From there if you are in a hurry to get to Brisbane, take the short cut via Bonalbo, Urbenville and Woodenbong (that's the shit road)to the Mt Lindsey H'way. From here to Rathdowney there are lots of twisties, with a few bumpy patches here and there ............... Bella's hunting ground.
Option B. No time constraints touring. From Drake head east to Casino, North to Kyogle and then North West to Rathdowney, either via Woodenbong again or the 25min short cut over the Lions Rd.
In SEQ we have Gold Coast Hinterland;
Springbrook, Beechmont, Hinze Dam, Mt Tamborine etc.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland:
Peachester, Maleny, Kenilworth, Stanley River Rd etc.
Brisbane's western suburbs lead you to Mt Nebo/Mt Glorious and surrounds.
Mal G is flying up here soon to retrieve one of his V7's, same offer to you of free bed, food and coffee. No sex! (unless you want to share the single bed with Mal)