The Drive: Australia’s Great Ocean Road sweeps past pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls above some of the country’s most famous surf breaks, making the 150-mile stretch from Torquay to Port Fairy an adventurer’s dream drive. “You get very dramatic scenery, with steep cliffs and incredibly green hillsides that drop down to the sea,” says Christensen. “You can also see a lot of wildlife—kangaroos and koalas, for example—along the way.” Surfers should plan for a day on the waves at Torquay’s Bells Beach before hitting the road to see such sights as the Cape Otway Lighthouse (Australia’s oldest lighthouse) and the 12 Apostles limestone stacks on the shores of the Port Campbell National Park.
The Car: A classic Jaguar E-type is arguably one of the most stylish sportscars of all time—and a perfect match for the stunning landscapes of southern Australia. “Enzo Ferrari said once that the E-type was the most beautiful car in the world, and the only car that he felt bad that he didn’t design himself,” says Christensen. “Ferrari never said anything nice about any cars but his own, so that shows how strongly he felt about the Jaguar.”