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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

No shortcuts to Perth

Keep an eye open for this intrepid traveller!


Richard Van Pijlen has set himself the daunting task of walking from the Northern Beaches of NSW to Perth in WA! And he isn’t even taking the shortest route!


Richard is walking the 4000 kilometres to his destination, taking the coast roads via Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.


The journey is a personal challenge that he has set himself and his goal is to raise money for Landcare. The money he raises will go to bush regeneration and for creating wildlife corridors.


He is pictured here at his first stop in the Eurobodalla at the East Lynn store. Over the next few days, he will be pressing on, down the coast towards Melbourne.




He has been overwhelmed by the warmth and generosity of the Australians he has met on his journey already. He says, “It is an amazing experience! People have just been so wonderful at every encounter”.


Richard’s fund raiser can be found at his Instagram page: Freewayricardo

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