As a return to touring after a 22 year rest, I recently rode from Parliament House in Canberra (Australia's capital city) to the Sydney Opera House in Australia's largest city. The route was splendidly bike-tour friendly. To encourage others to consider trying it, I've journalled the ride details with map info and plenty of pics at
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/housetohouse2011