What do you suggest visitors see and do if they go to your home state, New South Wales?
I’d definitely recommend getting out into the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and checking out the amazing Australian bush; the sights and sounds are just spectacular. Then, the south and central coasts are beautiful destinations for some of the best beaches in the state.
Where in the world are you desperate to visit and explore next?
There are too many places on my bucket list. But, at the moment the far reaches of Canada, Patagonia and the far east of Russia are top of it. I’m not sure what it says about me but they’re all wilderness places and far away from everyone.
What’s the most picturesque race track you’ve driven?
Great question and one I’ve never been asked before. There’s a few but if I have to pick, I’d say Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia as it has the most dramatic backdrop perched on the edge of the Bass Strait. On a beautiful day, it’s just idyllic but when the rain and wind rolls in from the ocean, it’s dismal and bleak! Very different but another track that I should mention is the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in Kent, England. The old GP loop takes you through some beautiful woodlands on a fast and sweeping track and then back into a natural amphitheatre to finish the lap.
What holiday destination sticks in your mind from your childhood?
Definitely heading to Ulladulla on the NSW south coast for our annual summer holidays.