Top 5 ANZAC Day centenary events | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

This year's ANZAC Day marks the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. Jac Taylor at Australian Traveller shares her top five commemorative events around Australia:


  1. Great Ocean Road/Melbourne - constructed by returned First World War soldiers over 14 years following the war's end, the Great Ocean Road could be seen as the world's largest war memorial.
  2. Canberra's War Memorial - the Australian War Memorial has been commemorating the centenary of the First World War since last year.
  3. Camp Gallipoli - a one-off celebration held concurrently in seven cities, this is a chance to sleep out under the stars in a digger-style swag in a huge display of mateship.
  4. Outback Trailblazer, Winton QLD - along with the dawn service and march, highlights include breakfast at the local RSL, the Waltzing Matilda Centre and '40s-era big bands.
  5. Albany's ANZAC Centre - the birthplace of the dawn service, and the last sight of Australia many soldiers had as they set off for war, Albany has a full and fascinating plan to commemorate ANZAC Day this year.