Top 50 Dream Bucket List Activities

31 May 2016

It's a fact: much like paying taxes, going grey, and a host of other less-than-comforting inevitabilities, we’re all going to kick the bucket someday.

Before the bucket beckons, there are a couple – or 50 – activities we’d love to do first, and we suggest you try a few yourself. Better yet, compile your own list and start ticking them off today!

  1. Take a road trip around Australia
  2. Retire before your turn 60
  3. Build your dream home
  4. Win the lottery
  5. Buy a boat
  6. Start your own business
  7. Chanel your inner Poirot – or just pack an Agatha Christie novel – and take a ride on the Orient Express
  8. Travel almost 3,000km from Darwin to Adelaide from the comfort of a private cabin aboard the Ghan
  9. Cycle your way around New Zealand’s beautiful bike tracks
  10. Book a cruise on the Queen Mary 2
  11. Buy an investment property
  12. Scuba dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  13. Take a road trip along Route 66 in the USA
  14. Marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon
  15. Buy the sport’s car of your dreams
  16. Visit Uluru
  17. Become a millionaire
  18. Pay off your mortgage early
  19. Take a second honeymoon in the Maldives
  20. Sail solo around the globe
  21. Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
  22. Trek the Kokoda Trail (approximately 96km) in Papua New Guinea
  23. Take a helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour
  24. Witness the cascading Victoria Falls in Zambia
  25. Backpack through Europe
  26. Go horseback riding on the beach
  27. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  28. Take a romantic hot air balloon ride
  29. Drive a Formula 1 car
  30. Ride a gondola in Venice, Italy
  31. Visit Paris with the love of your life
  32. Travel around the world
  33. Cuddle a koala
  34. Run (or walk) a marathon
  35. Visit Disneyland
  36. Learn a foreign language
  37. Swim with dolphins
  38. Visit Japan when the cherry blossoms are blooming (at the beginning of April)
  39. Learn to play an instrument
  40. Witness the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
  41. Go skydiving
  42. Write a book/memoir
  43. Pay off all your debts
  44. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  45. Climb Mount Everest
  46. Compete in an Olympic event
  47. Go deep-sea fishing in north Queensland
  48. Hit a hole-in-one on the golf course
  49. Camp at Europe's most famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge  
  50. Live overseas for a year

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