No offense intended with the 'Straya thing. Warning.. PUI content. I'm a huge fan of the Australian Supercars series. While there is a 0% chance of me being able to make this years finale to watch Scotty Mac win the title, I want to come in 2019 for either the Gold Coast or Newcastle race. It will probably be a 2 week trip (including travel time) so call it 11 days total. I need to keep the wife entertained as well, so need some non-racing content to the trip. On one hand it seems the Gold Coast 600 has a better 'party' atmosphere so it will be fun and keep the wife entertained, but on the other hand, Newcastle is the season finale. Then of course is the budget. Obviously it wont be a cheap trip, but it's also a once in a lifetime chance to visit and entirely different continent, hemisphere, etc etc etc. 1. First off, Gold Coast or Newcastle? They are fairly close to each other and the races are only about a month apart, so I assume the weather will be about the same. Is one city really much better than the other to visit? 2. Related question, Traveling around the east coast. Is public transit in and around either city decent? Can a Yank like me just rent a car and drive around? If so, can I rent a Falcon FGX? 3. Any must see places in these areas? I'm going to assume it will be our only visit. 4. Any other suggestions? Places to stay? Places to avoid? Food to try? etc?