FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Wines on the Wing

Family Travel to Perth, Australia

by Angelique Platas

Sep 27, 2017

Lloyd Stevens | Dreamstime

Destinations / Oceania

Western Australia, covering essentially the entire western third of the country, is peppered with wild outback, wine regions, bustling city life, incredible beaches and coastline vistas. The vast western territory is divided into several regions and cities with Perth as the capital. Located along the Swan River and surrounded by parks to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west, Perth provides varied landscape covering all interests from rural to urban.

Perth, Australia

Perth, Australia. Photo: Minyun Zhou | Dreamstime

 

Fly into Perth Airport for the most direct way into the city. Grab a taxi lined up along the pick-up curb for the quickest route out of the airport, or hire a car at the customer service desk.

Catch the bus and transfer from the airport to downtown Perth. Bus Route 380 operates between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, Victoria Park Transfer Station, Belmont Forum Shopping Center and Burswood Train Station, allowing guests to traverse the city in about 45 minutes. Check out Transperth for updates on scheduling times.

Head to the Hyatt Regency Perth for all the modern conveniences of a city hotel complete with five on-site bars and restaurants. Check in with the concierge, map out your downtown excursions and enjoy the view of the river from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Check into Pan Pacific Perth Hotel for the rooftop pool overlooking Swan River and downtown Perth. Discuss tour options with the concierge and enjoy the sleek modern design of the rooms and on-site restaurants — Montereys for dinner and Origins for high tea.

Pedestrians at King's Park in Perth, Australia

Pedestrians at King’s Park in Perth, Australia. Photo: Lizgiv | Dreamstime

Bring the family to Kings Park and Botanic Garden for vibrant floral exhibits and explore miles of natural beauty and bush land. Located in South Perth, the Perth Zoo is another top destination for visitors. Early risers with kids ages 12 and older, head to the zoo on select Saturdays for a special breakfast with the elephants. Tickets cost $135 each and include entry to the zoo, a full breakfast and an up-close look at the elephants. Take pictures, feed the elephants and watch the more artistic ones take a brush to canvas and paint while you eat breakfast.

Luckily for families of all ages and interests, there are countless national parks, museums, education tours and scenic adventures strewn through the city. One that will be sure to peak every outdoorsy family member’s interest is the walk at Bibbulmun Track. Bibbulmun leads hikers town to town through majestic forests and along the south coast beaches.

Hop on the ferry to Penguin Island and take the wildlife cruise, exploring the pristine island wildlife and beach. Take the penguin and sea lion cruise, the adventure cruise or swim with dolphins. Rent a sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard and head on to the open, crystal-blue water.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Travel Tips
Feb 16, 2024

How to Prepare for This Year’s Family Spring Break Travels

Prepare for your family’s spring break this year with some advice from TravelInsurance.com. There are a number of reasons why travel insurance is an important consideration for spring break travelers and co-founder Stan Sanberg has some advice about making the important purchase for spring break this year.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Multigenerational
Feb 15, 2024

Book a Family Wellness Escape with Sensei

Family travels don’t necessarily need to be in theme parks or resorts with massive kids’ clubs. In fact, more upscale properties across the world cater to both adults and kids, and wellbeing brand Sensei joins the growing trend of family wellness travel. Sensei’s Wellness Science team, led by Dr. Vishal Patel, emphasizes the importance of family travels and exposing young travelers to wellness pursuits. Developing healthy habits at a young age can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s life, and bonding via family trips alleviates some of the main drivers of loneliness and isolation.

Travel Tips
Feb 14, 2024

Planning a Family Cycling Trip? These Are the Most Dangerous Counties for Cyclists

While the United States offers a plethora of bike-friendly destinations, a recent study by personal injury law firm Bader Scott found some counties across the country are far more dangerous than others. Family travelers might be surprised to find many lie in popular vacation states.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.

Multigenerational
Feb 12, 2024

Make A Splash on National Mermaid Day at These 2 Resorts

Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.