Our Family Bucket List


Since the birth of my first child, I’ve had a basic ‘wish list’ of travel destinations and experiences floating around in my head that I wanted to experience with him. Add in two more children, and that list has somewhat grown in length.

Some major life events motivated me to set out a proper bucket list into written words and actually start ‘ticking off’ the items with my family, while creating some incredible memories together.

Visit a museum ✔

Visit an old gaol ✔ – Alcatraz,  Old Dubbo Gaol, Port Arthur

Visit a zoo ✔ – Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Bearizona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the underwater world at an aquarium ✔ – California Academy of Sciences, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Go fossicking ✔ – Lightning Ridge, Chinchilla,  

Find a dinosaur fossil

Find our way out of a maze ✔ – Tasmazia

Complete a Park Run

Play mini-golf

Explore a glow worm cave

Attend a professional sporting event 

Go zip lining

See fireflies at night

Milk a cow


See wild dolphins ✔ – Golden Gate Park

Go whale watching

Go on a cruise

Visit an art gallery

Take a train trip

Visit the snow ✔- Thredbo 

Visit the Australian War Memorial  ✔

Visit Parliament House  ✔

Holiday on a houseboat

Travel on a ferry ✔ – Alcatraz

Road trip around Tasmania

Visit every state of Australia – QLD, NSW, NT, ACT , TAS so far!

Stay on a real outback station

Watch a sunset at Uluru

Tackle the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

Go 4WDing on Fraser Island

Get back to nature in Australia’s National Parks – Cania Gorge

Explore Norfolk Island

Road trip around New Zealand in a motorhome

Feel the magic at Disneyland ✔

Visit the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco

Visit 10 USA National Parks – Grand Canyon, Yosemite

Hang out in New York

Get soaked at Niagara Falls

Travel along Route 66 ✔

Go island hopping in Hawaii 

Cruise the Inside Passage of Alaska

Visit 25 of the 50 USA states – California, Nevada, Arizona,

RV road trip through Canada

Eat sushi in Japan

See the Northern Lights

Go on an African safari

What destinations and experiences are on your family bucket list?