Have you ever personally attended the ANZAC Day dawn service? Consider taking some time off to ponder the effects of war and pay respect to the ultimate sacrifice. 

Australia celebrates Anzac Day, a national holiday, on April 25 each year. With RSL Surfers Paradise Sub Branch ANZAC Day events, you may commemorate the anniversary of the first significant military battle conducted by Australian and New Zealand forces in World War I.

The Parade

The ANZAC Day Parade, or ANZAC Day March, is the day’s first event. It serves as the main point of ANZAC Day celebrations and offers a chance to pay tribute to and show support for both past and present service members.

Cadets, other community residents, and present and former Defense personnel participate in the ANZAC Day march. Around 4:45 am, they will assemble at 9 Beach Road in Surfers Paradise in front of the subway. At 5 am, the Dawn Parade begins on Beach Road.

Dawn Service

The ANZAC Memorial is on The Esplanade across from Trickett Street, where the march will end. The Dawn Service gets going at 5:30 am. It is a melancholy ceremony replete with custom and protocol. It will include wreath-laying, playing the Last Post, and observing a minute of silence.

The Gunfire Breakfast, held at the Diggers and Sports Club, formerly Surfers Paradise RSL, after the Dawn Service concludes at 7 am, is open for anyone with an active RSL QLD membership card; otherwise, there is a gold coin donation.

Main Ceremony

If you can’t attend the Dawn Service, the RSL Surfers Paradise Sub Branch hosts a ceremony in the afternoon. For the main ANZAC Day ceremony, arrive in Cavill Park before noon. At the Diggers and Sports Club, there are refreshments after the ceremony.

The traditional Australian game Two Up then begins at 2:00 pm. Australian soldiers created two-up during World War I, and it is now customary to play it at pubs and RSL clubs nationwide during Anzac Day.

Thousands of people attend the annual Anzac Day ceremony. Book your Gold Coast apartment as soon as possible to ensure you have time to attend the ANZAC Day dawn service. Take advantage of the opportunity to discover the region’s beauty with your loved ones.

Gold Coast Accommodation, Attractions & Film Festival

Pacific Views Resort Gold Coast Resort accommodation is on Main Beach Parade, steps from Main Beach and a 5-minute drive from Surfers Paradise. It will be simple for you to get to the ANZAC Day dawn service this April.

You can also take the light rail (G: Link) to Surfers Paradise, where there is a lot of holiday energy. Enjoy Surfers Paradise Beach’s atmosphere, stop by locations like SkyPoint and Timezone, and learn about more fantastic places to eat and shop at Chevron Renaissance and Paradise Centre, close to Cavill Avenue and its legendary nightlife.

You can also catch the 2023 Gold Coast Film Festival whilst here. The annual 12-day film festival, which includes over 100 films, talks, parties, pop-up theatres, and unique events, will take place at HOTA, Home of the Arts, from April 19 to 20.

Live concerts, lakeside strolls, stargazing, movie watching, and art exhibits are all at HOTA. You may watch live performances at the outdoor stage or enjoy dining at a modern cafe surrounded by parks and a lake with Surfers Paradise in the background.

If you reserve a room at Pacific View Resort, you can count on getting some rest in one of the apartments with an ocean view. You can select from their one- or two-bedroom apartments, which are contemporary, roomy, and equipped with everything you need. You’ll also have access to our first-rate on-site amenities, which include a tennis court, sauna, indoor and outdoor pools, and more.

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