The bucket list. 2015.


While I don’t intend on ‘kicking the bucket’ anytime soon, I love the idea of bucket lists— finding new things to try, places to visit and adventures to have.

It doesn’t need to be filled with grand plans of faraway places, in fact I think it’s good to always include things that are close to home, free to do or which make your day-to-day life happier and more enjoyable.

But be warned, writing bucket lists can be addictive and despite how many things I cross off, the list continues to grow.

The list.
Swim in the ocean on New Years’ Day (DONE!)
Dive with great white sharks in Port Lincoln
Spend a day on Fiji’s Cloud 9 floating bar and restaurant
Visit the British Virgin Islands
Spend a day at Gardener Falls, Maleny
Rent an igloo in Finland and sleep under the Northern lights
Visit Krka National Park, Croatia
Find the Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Sail the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia
Stay at Spicers Retreats, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley
Go zip lining through the rainforest, Port Douglas
Swim with turtles
See the Green Sand beach (Papakōlea Beach) Big Island of Hawaii
Holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Swim in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Go to a rodeo
Learn to arrange flowers
Go to the Chinchilla Melon Festival and take part in some crazy activity
Participate in a volunteer program abroad
Go to the Melbourne Cup
Go glamping at Alure, Stanthorpe
Swim in a waterfall
Camp at Double Island Point
Visit New Zealand
Skinny dip in the ocean
Go Snorkeling at Whitehaven Beach, North Queensland
Explore Kakadu National Park, Australia
Visit the Kimberley region, Australia
Go skiing in Colorado, USA
Ride a Vespa in Italy
Go to Brazil for Carnival
Party in New Orleans for Mardi Gras
Drive the Great Ocean Rd, Victoria
Learn to run 5km
Ride a mechanical bull
Go to the Great Barrier Reef
Learn to play poker
Be an extra in a film
Shop on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles
High tea at The Plaza in New York
Watch turtles hatch at Mon Repos, Queensland
Milk a cow
Celebrate New Years’ Eve in Times Square, New York.
Visit Bora Bora and stay in a hut over the ocean
Write a letter to my 16-year-old self
Take ballet lessons
Swim with dolphins or seals
Visit the beaches of Mexico
Pose nude
Participate in a flash mob
Have a water balloon fight
Go sand tobogganing at Moreton Island
Write my last Will and Testament
Tour the Neuschwanstein Castle
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia
Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theatre
Be spontaneous
Learn to belly dance
Go windsurfing
Visit a developing country
Start my own business
Go hot air ballooning
Ride a zip line
See flamingos in the wild
Find the love of my life
Buy a house
Host a murder mystery party
Have a food fight
Pay off all debt
Experience weightlessness
Do the Inca trek in Peru
Gamble in Las Vegas
Surf Jeffery’s Bay, South Africa
Learn another language
Break a world record
See the big five animals on safari, Kenya
Stay in a tree-house
Have a bonfire on the beach
Snorkel on a coral reef
Visit all the continents at least once
Plant a tree
Float in the Dead Sea
Go fly fishing
Stay at Atlantic Byron Bay
Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise
Walk through the treetops in Lamington National Park
Visit the Margaret River region, Western Australia
Join a camel train along Cable Beach, Western Australia
Complete the Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory
Take a course in anti-gravity yoga
See Elton John in concert
Take part in the Colour Run
Let go of a floating lantern
Watch ET
Have High Tea at The Ritz
Take a dip in one of Hampstead Heath’s ponds
Have dinner at Dans Le Noir in Clerkenwell
Visit an Ice Bar
Visit The Royal Observatory, London
Check out the Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Go to Hakkasan night club in Las Vegas
Dance on the bar at Coyote Ugly bar and dance saloon, Las Vegas
Zion National Park, Las Vegas
Ride the waterslide through the Shark Tank at Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
Do a road trip in America
Learn to salsa
Go to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Ireland
Go to or at least fly over Antarctica
Stay at The Byron at Byron
Visit 1770, Queensland
Auburn River National Park, Queensland
Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean
Swim with whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park, WA
Visit Lord Howe Island
Climb Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Ireland’s County Clare
Visit the San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA
Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Mexico
See the Northern Lights, Alaska, USA
Chase waterfalls at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
Swim with the humpback whales, Tonga
Trek the Inca Trail, Peru
Go dog sledding, Finland
Spend a night in a bubble, Vancouver Island, Canada
Yi Peng (Lantern Festival), Chaing Mai, Thailand (November)
Go hot air ballooning, Cappadocia, Turkey
Learn to make gelato
Swim in the Kwang Si Waterfalls, Laos
Explore New Zealand
Swim with manatees, Florida USA
Take part in a Habitat for Humanity project
Whitehaven Beach, Queensland
Visit the Kimberley, Western Australia
Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Tasmania
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
1888 Sydney, New South Wales
Stay at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, New South Wales
Swim with the whales off Mooloolaba
Sandboarding at Moreton Island
Cage diving with Great White Sharks off Port Lincoln, South Australia
Do a juice detox
Spend a night in a teepee
Road trip around the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

To check out what I’ve already ticked off my bucket list, visit my 2012, 2013 and 2014 Bucket Lists and click on any of the topics highlighted in bold!

Now that I’ve revealed my latest bucket list, I’d like to know what’s on your list? Dream big!


  1. Seana Smith

    Hello there via Wanderlust… now that’s a long bucket list… I’m just turned 51 and have done quite a few of those… some of my top lifetime treats I’d never have known about to put on a list though… one of my faves ever was scuba diving off Zanzibar and I’d never have put that on as I didn’t know it was so good there. Sigh… you’ll most often find me shopping for food for the starving kids these days. Please do take me on some of your adventures, am a keen armchair traveller.


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