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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