Hey from Toowoomba,
Got like 3 mates, all new'ish to riding. Keen to ride all over, Have you tried any of the Dalby moto rides? One in November At Crows Nest, and was one first weekend of April in Killarney (near the NSW border). I know it is a long way to go but they are well worth it, check out www.dalbymoto.com.au for other rides, about one a month they hold. Let me know if you decide to go to any and we'll se if we cant hook up. Also if you decide on a Manar park or Cooyar park ride let us know and we will try to get along!