Big red rock visit and a tattoo top bucket lists

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THE BIG red rock in the centre of the country is one of the top picks of things to do before you die - in other words, bucket list - for a quarter of Australians.

Choosi, a popular Australian insurance comparison website, has released a national survey today highlighting the top activities Australians want to tick off their proverbial 'bucket list'.

Travel heads the list for most people with visiting an overseas country coming in at number one, followed by the romance of doing a road trip and a visit to the Pyramids.

Other activities which rate highly include a trip to Ayers Rock, swimming with a dolphin and going on safari.

But travel is not the only thing on people's minds, with cultural pursuits such as writing a book and learning to play a musical instrument also featuring on the list.


  • A trip to Ayers Rock is the top item for the over 65s (27%), as well as singles and families (26%);
  • Swimming with a dolphin is ranked lowest among over 65s (12%), but almost a third of women (27%) rate this a winner;
  • Males are more likely than females to want to go to space (29%) and learn to fly a plane (13%);
  • A walk on the Great Wall of China (17%), a hot air balloon ride (14%) and scuba diving (6%) are other experiences people want to tick off their list;
  • Skydiving (23%) and getting a tattoo (14%) are highest among 18-24 year-olds, but lowest among over 65s;
  • Riding a camel rates only 3% across the general population, but is highest among women (5%).

"It's no surprise that travel experiences rate at the top of most people's bucket lists, but the survey also reveals a range of interesting and distinct variations across different parts of the country, men vs women and the young vs the young at heart," said Choosi's David Parsons.

"In addition, despite our love of the great outdoors, hitting the road for a ride in a Harley, running a marathon or riding a camel rate at the bottom of the top activities listed by respondents."

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