Meet our walkers: the Dutch Australian Society Illawarra


A photo of adults and children in orange shirts.

The Dutch Australian Society walkers at one of our past walks.

Another familiar group of walkers is the Dutch Australian Society, joining us in their orange shirts for the 15th time.

“We like to come to Canberra because the walk is very well organised and everyone is happy. The scenery and the weather are also a plus,” explains coordinator Bill Fikkers.

Bill and his wife Johanna, along with two other couples, established the walking group 16 years ago. “We like walking and when we found out about Canberra in autumn we were hooked,” Bill says. “For many years we had already come to cycle in Canberra, because of the extensive cycle paths there, and the autumn colors.”

Members of the group usually walk either the 10- or 20-kilometre routes at our event. They also travel to Bright, Victoria, each year to walk and cycle around the area.

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About aussiewalk

AussieWalk is a not-for-profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers, that hosts a number of walking events in Australia: * the annual Canberra Walking Festival * year round self-guided walks in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Albury/Wodonga and Adelaide (new in 2015) * group walks in Canberra and elsewhere This blog is to record the walking adventures of our AussieWalkers and to provide helpful tips and advice
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One Response to Meet our walkers: the Dutch Australian Society Illawarra

  1. annett says:

    You always know you are going to have a fun time when you see the Orange Walkers. Happy 15th walk.

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