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- Tracey, diagnosed 2012


- Tracey, diagnosed 2012



At the National Breast Cancer Foundation, we believe that everyone should have a bucket list. Just taking the time to write a bucket list makes you stop and think about what really matters to you.

Your bucket list can involve family, adventures, challenges and new horizons.
It can be simple or bold or both. What really matters, is that it includes things that are important to YOU.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your bucket list today

Ideas to get you started

  • Sport and Adventure
  • Tastes and Treats
  • Lifelong
  • Family and Friends
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Self-improvement
  • Love

Sport and Adventure

  • Learn to ski or snowboard
  • Go whitewater rafting
  • Go rock climbing
  • Fly in a helicopter
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Run a marathon
  • Dive with whale sharks
  • Drive a race car
  • Go skydiving
  • Climb Everest (or Kilimanjaro)

Tastes and Treats

  • Eat in a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Take a cooking class in a different country
  • Start a herb garden
  • Make a family recipe book
  • Organise a High Tea with your best friends
  • Go fruit picking
  • Have your favourite chef cook you a meal
  • Grow your own tomatoes
  • Learn how to make fresh pasta


  • Volunteer for a cause you really care about
  • Enroll in a class to study something you love
  • Ride in a convertible
  • Witness an eclipse
  • Do what you love for work
  • Write a book
  • See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and/or Southern Lights (Aurora Australis)
  • Go to the Olympics
  • Plant a tree
  • Set foot in all seven continents
  • Adopt an animal from a rescue shelter

Family and Friends

  • Have everyone around for Sunday roast
  • Cruise the seven seas with your besties
  • Take a campervan holiday
  • Boogie board with the kids at the beach
  • Visit your favourite childhood museum
  • Visit an observatory to gaze at the stars
  • Research your family tree
  • Create a new family tradition
  • Arrange a family reunion
  • Go camping deep in the forest


  • Visit Kakadu National Park
  • Visit Fraser Island
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Wave to the Queen at Buckingham Palace
  • Go shopping in New York City
  • See the cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Watch the sunset at the Taj Mahal
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Uluru


  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Enter a talent contest
  • Spend the day at Taronga Zoo (or see a concert there)
  • Go to a country music festival
  • Get jazzy in New Orleans
  • Treat yourself to VIP concert tickets
  • Catch a show on Broadway
  • See your kids perform in the school musical
  • Go to a football Grand Final
  • Hear an orchestra play a great symphony at Sydney Opera House
  • Read five of the most popular classics novels


  • Attend a yoga retreat
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Become an expert at playing chess
  • Take surf lessons
  • Learn a new language (and visit a country where it’s spoken)
  • Run a marathon
  • Start a new career – the one you always wanted
  • Go to that conference you’ve always dreamed about
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  • Learn to meditate


  • Climb the Eiffel Tower
  • Tell someone you love them though a grand gesture
  • Create a time capsule
  • Learn to tango
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go horse riding on a beach
  • Watch the sun rise and set on the same day
  • Picnic somewhere with a glorious view
  • Go on a double date
  • Plan a romantic secluded island getaway
  • Renew your wedding vows


Download your bucket list

Send it to yourself, print it and stick it on your fridge.


As well as making you focus on what's really important to you, a bucket list has many other benefits.

    • It gives you goals to work towards.
    • It can make you more active - how about running a marathon?
    • You could push yourself to new heights! Maybe it's to climb up Everest, bungee jump or write a book?
    • You'll get a great sense of achievement - once you start ticking things off the list you'll want to add more.
    • It will bring you closer to friends and family - you can plan a family trip to Paris.
    • You'll inspire others - your friends and family will want to follow your lead.