you missed me by about 18 months. Off the chook chasers now and on the road. Currently riding a Royal Enfield Interceptor, which is pretty fun.
For 2k what ever you end up with, its going to teach you a LOT about fixing bikes Avoid anything KTM (fantastic powerful bikes, fragile aF and will cost the earth to fix)
If you want to ride it to and from the bush, try not to go under 400cc.. Suzukis are good, DR-z400 and DR650 (if you dont mind it a bit agricultural) but goes forever. You just need to do a fair bit to them for the bush, so keep an eye out for ones with lots of bolt ons. The owner, he knows
Or just get a postie bike, they are fkn hillarious fun, there is a whole world of bolt on bits available, and its got no clutch so you can teach your missus to ride it.
Its ugly AF, but an absolute diamond in the rough, (soooooo much styling potential) but if I was going to buy another one, this is what I would look at first