ET caught up with the dynamic duo after the star-studded finale on Tuesday, where the 17-year-old DWTS champ gushed over her supportive partner.
"I can't believe I'm here. I'm this girl from Australia who works with wildlife, and I got to learn how to dance and now I'm here and it's all thanks, honestly, to Derek for always believing in me and staying strong," an overjoyed Bindi told ET's Cameron Mathison. "I'm so, so lucky!"
During the season, Bindi earned her fair share of fans, thanks in part to her bubbly personality and effervescent charm, and the Aussie is excited to see what her future holds.
"I would love to continue to spread my message on many different platforms," said the enthusiastic wildlife conservationist and daughter of the late Steve Irwin. "There are a few different things I would love to be a part of and I'm just excited to see what's on the horizon.