Retirement bucket list ideas

As we get older, many of us find ourselves thinking, “Why didn’t I do that when I had the chance?” or “I feel like I’ve wasted so much time”. Writing down your bucket list is a great way to put down on paper your hopes and dreams for your retirement years; it can really motivate you to make those things happen when you can see them in black and white.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve got 10 ideas for you. Have a read through some of these ideas, combine them with your own, and discover what adventures are awaiting you!

Learn a foreign language

Memory improvement, longer attention span, reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline, and many more benefits.

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See one of the 7 wonders of Australia

Because they are magnificent.

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Learn to dance

Feel young again.

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See the northern lights

Or the southern lights.

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Work on the family tree/track down family history

Trace your ancestry and start building your heritage.

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Go on a safari

Enjoy the animals!

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Pass a skill/hobby to a younger relative

Keep your legend alive.

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Grips with your legal affairs and organise your will

Spell out exactly how you would like things handled after you have passed on.

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Go to a concert of your favourite band/singer

Bring back the memories of the good old times.

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Write your memoir to hand down to your children and grandchildren

They will appreciate it when the time comes.

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Other helpful resources:

How to create a retirement bucket list

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