As a Croweater you will be in a happy state of total shock. Bright, and surrounds, is stunningly beautiful, green, and lots and lots of hills and streams. Everything that South Oz doesn't have in abundance. I am an expat south australian (go the Doggies!) and can testify to the riding nirvana that awaits you. SA is basically flat, dry, sandy, flat, dusty, dry, and flat, apart from the Adelaide and hills area. YES, it will absolutely be worth the day drive each way.