“I'd say next on my bucket list, [is] to go diving with the whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. And Kangaroo Island in South Australia is famous for its wildlife but also has great surf beaches.”
At 260 kilometres (162 miles) long, Ningaloo Reef is the world’s largest fringing reef. It’s home to several species of turtles, tropical fish, manta rays, humpback whales and the elusive whale shark. Fly to Learmonth Airport in Exmouth between April and July to swim alongside these gentle giants. You can also find many chances to get close to native wildlife on Kangaroo Island, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Surfers will love the chance to test their skills on one of many uncrowded surf breaks that surround the island. To reach Kangaroo Island, take a 30 minute flight from Adelaide or drive to Cape Jervis, 90 minutes south of Adelaide, and take a short ferry ride.