We will be visiting August 2006...Sydney, Newcastle. We have a place to stay in Newcastle. Would like some suggestions on sights, getting around driving, and places to stay further up the coast. Also, what is the weather like that time of year. We are simple folks from Alaska. Like snorkeling, shells, nice hotels but simple and interesting not 20 stories, Indian food. I would think we would stay in Newcastle for about 4 days but what to do after that am up for suggestions. Thanks.