Anzac Day

A programme of public events that mark Anzac Day commemorations. This year, Anzac Day is on Wednesday 25 April.

Anzac Day events

Time Activity Location
6am Dawn Service Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
9am Wellington Citizens' Wreath-Laying Service Cenotaph Precinct, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
11am Anzac Day National Commemoration Service Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
2.30pm Atatūrk Memorial Service Atatūrk Memorial, Tarakena Bay, Strathmore
5pm Last Post Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Exhibitions and artwork

Date Exhibition Location
18 April–9 May
Fields of Remembrance
2018 is the final year of this installation. The lawn will feature a named cross to represent the loss of each life during WW1.
Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
2015–2018 The Great War Dominion Museum
2015–2018
Gallipoli - The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa

Access to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Road closures and parking restrictions

For information on road closures, visit Anzac Day - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Parking

As it is a public holiday, free parking will be available in all metered car parks.

Mobility parking will be available in The Warehouse car park on Tory Street.

Walking and cycling

If you're planning to walk or cycle, avoid Tasman Street as this is where the VIP drop offs will be forming. Bikes can be parked in Marion Square.

Access to Atatürk Memorial

The access gate to drive down to the Atatürk Memorial (off Bowes Crescent) will be closed to vehicles on Anzac Day. There will be no restriction to pedestrian access.

It's recommended that you park on Moa Point Road and make your way up to the Memorial on foot.

Anzac Day hours

Some of our services and facilities have reduced opening hours on Anzac Day. You can find out more in our holiday hours section of the website, or for more information you can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on 04 499 4444.