Anzac Day

A programme of public events that mark Anzac Day commemorations.

Anzac Day events cancelled

Due to COVID-19, all Anzac Day events have been cancelled for 2020.

Anzac Day events on Saturday 25 April 2020

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
People on parade, with two New Zealand flags being held in the foreground.

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


Free parking will be available in all metered car parks on Saturday 25 and Monday 27 April. Standard fees will apply on Sunday 26 April.

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.

What to bring

It can get chilly at the Dawn Service, so make sure you bring a jacket – and a snack to keep hunger pangs at bay.

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.

Exhibitions and artwork

Exhibition: Gallipoli - The scale of our war
Dates: April 2015–April 2020
Where: Te Papa Tongarewa