The Bucket List

1. Hold a crocodile ✔️
7. Visit a zoo ✔️ The Australian Reptile Park; Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Taronga Zoo, Melbourne Zoo, Australia Zoo, Sydney Wildlife Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Symbio Wildlife Park
9. Go whale watching ✔️
11. Learn to finger Knit
12. Vist an Art Gallery ✔️  Museum of Contemporary Art AustraliaArt Gallery of NSW
13. Eat dessert in a book store
14. Milk a cow by hand ✔️
16. Go to Carols by Candlelight
18. Go on an Aussie Road Trip ✔️ Sydney to the Gold Coast
19. Find and write to a penpal each from Overseas (we now have pen pals in Denmark and Canada!) ✔️
20. Find a fossil ✔️
21. Find a nest ✔️
22. Catch a crab
25. Build a campfire, boil a billy and roast marshmallows
26. Catch a tadpole (and then let it go)
27. Discover how money is made ✔️ The Perth Mint
29. Catch a tram ✔️
30. Learn to skip with a skipping rope ✔️
31. Eat berries off the vine ✔️
32. Spend a day taking photographs (each with our own camera)
33. Catch a ferry ✔️
34. Shear a sheep ✔️
35. Swim in the Atlantic
36. Drink hot chocolate above the clouds
38. Have a snail race
40. Catch a yabby ✔️
42. Make our own stamps and create wrapping paper
43. See at least 4 of the natural wonders of the world
44. See at least 4 of the ancient wonders of the world
45. Grow our food ✔️ Jamie Oliver’s Herb Garden 
46. Catch a caterpillar and watch it change into a butterfly
49. Learn to skim a stone
50. Make mud pies
51. Make a Dam
52. See how many different coloured rocks we can find at the river
53. Learn to do a cartwheel ✔️
54. Learn to whistle (first mouth, fingers then leaf/grass)
55. Watch a sunrise
56. Build a fairy house in the garden ✔️ (Visit a Fairy Park)
57. Climb a Lighthouse ✔️
58. Go on a Treasure hunt ✔️ Geocaching
59. Pan for gold ✔️
60. Go to Disneyland ✔️
61. Play in the snow
62. Learn to flip pizzas
63. Start a journal ✔️
65. Ride a camel ✔️
66. Visit an aquarium ✔️ AQWA in Western AustraliaManly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
67. Pick chestnuts ✔️
68. Fly a kite ✔️
69. Roll down a hill ✔️
71. Go to the theatre ✔️
73. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
76. Learn to make paper planes and see whose flies the furthest
78. Walk the labyrinth ✔️
81. Build a fort – Indoor ✔️
82. Cook damper and boil a billy
83. Learn to Skate ✔️
84. Slide down a grass hill on cardboard ✔️
85. Visit an island ✔️
86. Paddle a kayak ✔️
87. Eat bush tucker ✔️
88. Swim in the Indian Ocean ✔️ Busselton Jetty
89. Sleep in a hammock ✔️
91. Go orca watching
92. Explore a cave ✔️
94. Catch a wave
96. Count the stars
97. To market, to maket – visit a food market and sample the local produce ✔️ South Melbourne Market; Fairfield City Market
98. Learn to code ✔️
100. Take a cruise
101. Spot a real Geisha ✔️
102. Wall across the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world ✔️
103. Walk through a bamboo forest ✔️
104. Spot a wild monkey ✔️
105. See a Sumo Wrestler with our own eye
106. Dip our toes in a UNESCO lake ✔️
107. Explore a bazaar ✔️
108. Explore ancient ruins ✔️
109. List the 11 UNESCO convict sites: Cockatoo Island Convict Site ✔️; Great Northern Road; Hyde Park Barracks ✔️; Parramatta Park ✔️; Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area; Brickendon and Woolmers Estates; Cascades Female Factory ✔️; Coal Mines Historic Site; Darlington Probation Station; Port Arthur ✔️; Fremantle Prison ✔️.
110. Catch the Ghan from South Australia to Darwin (or Darwin to South Australia)
111. Visit the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
112. Visit Lord Howe Island 
113. Get 3 stamps in our passports
114. See Uluru with our own eyes
121. Turn a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern
122. Visit Norfolk Island
123. Learn to snorkel
124. Milk a goat
125. Skipper a paddle steamer on the Murray

10 thoughts on “The Bucket List

  1. I think we’ve covered about 8 with our 2 year old so far which is ok considering she’s tiny. Most were ticked off during a Vietnamese holiday this year. Cruising along Halong Bay, stopping at islands and caves. Can’t wait to tick off more with her 🙂

  2. What an awesome idea! We want to travel as much as we can with our daughter. She’s nearly three but has already spent six months living in Thailand and has been to Cambodia, but it’s easy to overlook the simple things that we did as kids like catching a yabby and learning to skim stones. Your list is a great reminder that these things are important and can be a great experience too.

  3. What a great idea. We have two foster children and this would help them immensely with motivation
    Well done for birthing your idea

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