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Anzac day dawn service

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Anzac day dawn service

We are hoping to attend the dawn service on Anzac day.

Does anyone have any recommendations on the best way to get there at 4:30am.

we are staying at the East Hotel in Manuka and will have a car.

The War Memorial website says:

Shuttle services will be in operation from Russell Offices (Sir Thomas Blamey Square) and Majura Park Car. Would there be ample parking in these locations?

Thanks for any advice

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1. Re: Anzac day dawn service

There are acres of free parking across Russel Drive from Blamey Square (which is closest to Manuka).

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2. Re: Anzac day dawn service

Russell Offices are the main offices for the Department of Defence, so there is sufficient parking there for several thousand workers.

From East Hotel you just drive towards Parliament House on Canberra Ave, then right onto Capital Circle (although a local would probably turn right a bit before that at National Circuit), then right onto Kings Avenue. Kings Avenue goes over the lake and straight into Russell Offices.

You will find lots of other people parking there and catching the shuttle as well. The dawn service is very well attended.

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3. Re: Anzac day dawn service

Thanks for the responses

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4. Re: Anzac day dawn service

We attend every year and drive into the suburb of Campbell and park on the street. Is only a short walk from there and you get to see the memorials as you walk up Anzac Parade. Afterwards I would recommend breakfast at Public inManuka. Less thn 5 min walk from your hotel. 2 up being played at the RSL site next to Manuka pool..again 5 min from your hotel. Enjoy.

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5. Re: Anzac day dawn service

Thanks that sounds like a great plan.

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6. Re: Anzac day dawn service

I just noticed in the local paper a list of places open for breakfast. canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/anzac-day…

Edit: And I just noticed the time, those of you attending the dawn service are probably asleep already.

Edited: 24 April 2014, 14:15
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