The dawn service at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli is one of the most heartening ways to pay respect to our fallen soldiers on Anzac Day. Many young Australians are drawn to mark this special day at the site in Turkey every year, and there's plenty of guided tours on offer to facilitate travel to and give meaning to these important sites.  Explore the Gallipoli battlefields and pay your respect to our fallen at the Anzac Day dawn service in a once-in-a-lifetime trip. 

Lest we forget

Camp at Anzac Cove and be among the first to see the sunrise at the Anzac Day dawn service in Gallipoli. Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important commemorative days, a day where we remember the Australians and New Zealanders who have lost their lives in service. Anzac Day falls on April 25; the anniversary of when the Allied troops landing in Gallipoli in 1915. Join thousands of other Australians and people from across the world who head to Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey, to commemorate this special event each year.

Student Flights can get you to Gallipoli for Anzac Day and help make it a cherished memory for years to come. We can tailor make itineraries or get you on tours with like-minded travellers that incorporate just the event itself as well as longer tours where you also get to see some of the best sites of Turkey. Attend the dawn service at Anzac Cove, tour the battlefields, visit Lone Pine Memorial, and learn about the history of the battle. Then travel further afield to places like Istanbul where you can explore the old city and visit sites like the Blue Mosque and the spice markets. 


When is it?

25th April 2015
25th April 2016

Tips and tricks

  • The Anzac Day dawn service is hugely popular. Book passes, transfers and accommodation well in advance to avoid missing out. Passes are distributed via a ballot or from your tour provider.

  • Gates to the Anzac Commemorative Site (where the dawn service is held) open at 6pm on April 24. Pass holders need to reach the ground before the one-hour dawn service starts at 5:30am.

  • There’s limited facilities at the site, including toilets, so be sure to bring water and snacks with you.

  • Don’t forget your pass and passport, otherwise you will be denied entry.

  • Take waterproof, warm thermal clothing as it gets very cold. A torch is also a must.

  • After the dawn service finishes, Australians then walk a further three kilometres up hill to the Lone Pine Memorial. The one-hour Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine commences at 11am. You will need a pass to attend.