Anzac Day Dawn Service - Non-Trekking Option
Why we love this trip!
- Once in lifetime 80th Anniversary Anzac Day Dawn Service at Bomana War Cemetery
- Visiting Owers Corner, the start of the infamous Kokoda Track, with incredible views across the Owen Stanley Ranges
- A guided tour of fascinating Port Moresby and visit the famous WWII sites
- Visit the Port Moresby Nature Park with a guided tour of all the amazing flora and fauna of Papua New Guinea
- Your home away from home is the very comfortable Hilton Hotel
Attending Bomana War Cemetery for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service is an incredibly moving and for many, personal experience, and is something we continue to recommend as part of the Kokoda trekking experience.
Finally, we're excited to be able to offer you that same experience, without the need to trek either before or after the service.
Whether your friend or loved one is trekking Kokoda and you would like to join them at the end, or if you would just like to attend the service and spend some time in Port Moresby, this is an excellent option.
A local No Roads guide will take you to Bomana War Cemetery, McDonald's Corner, and then onto Owers Corner where you will be there to greet our trekkers as they finish their Kokoda Trek.
The highlight of this incredible experience is the Dawn Service at Bomana War Cemetery, which is an emotional and moving event, and one that is not easily forgetten.
If you have attended Dawn Services in Australia, Gallipoli, at Hellfire Pass on the Burma-Thai Railway, or the Western Front battlefields of Europe, coming to Bomana to pay your respects, is an experience that deserves to sit alongside them all.
This is a completely non-trekking tour and you are not required to have a high level of fitness.
If you have mobility issues, please contact us directly to discuss further.
23rd April Thurs Day 1: Arrive Port Moresby.
24th April Fri Day 2: Port Moresby to Owers Corner. Then return to Port Moresby.
25th April Sat Day 3: ANZAC Day Dawn Service.
26th April Sun Day 4: Depart Port Moresby
Day 1, 23rd April: Arrive Port Moresby
Be met by our wonderful staff upon arrival and transferred to the Hilton Hotel. After checking in, enjoy the afternoon relaxing and the hotel amenities. (L, D)
Day 2, 24th April: Port Moresby to Owers Corner (B, L, D)
Join your local guide for a day of cultural adventure and history. Shortly after breakfast, depart for a full-day outing. Travelling along Hombrun Bluff in the Sogeri Ranges, we'll stop at iconic sites such as Bomana War Cemetery, McDonald's Corner, before finally reaching Owers Corner. Enjoy witnessing the triumph of those who have just walked the entire 96kms of the Kokoda Track as they complete their final ascent by passing through the iconic memorial arches. Bring your camera, as there are plenty of magnificent photos to take of the scenery. A relaxing lunch is sure to refuel you for the return journey back to Port Moresby.
Day 3, 25th April: ANZAC Day Ceremony (B, L, D)
A very early day starts with us boarding the bus to Bomana War Cemetery in preparation for the Dawn Service. Prepare to immerse yourself in the occasion and the moving memorial service that follows. Standing on the grounds amongst so many laid to rest, experiencing the service as the sun rises with the chopper fly pass, gives you the opportunity to appreciate, reflect and remember. Back to the hotel for breakfast and the chance to freshen up, before an afternoon visit to the Port Moresby Nature Park. A guided tour through the park enhances our PNG experience, showcasing the native animals that adorn the country, including the famed Birds of Paradise. Lunch in the shaded cafe is included before you head back to the hotel for a good rest.
Day 4, 26th April: Depart Port Moresby (B)
Depart for home today or possibly for further exploration of PNG. This brings this incredible experience to an end, but hopefully you head home with some friends and treasured memories!
- Three night's accommodation in Port Moresby twin share (5 star Hilton Hotel)
- Three breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner
- Guided tour of Port Moresby Nature Park
- All transfers as listed on the itinerary
- Local guide on Day 2
- Visit Bomana War Cemetery for Anzac Day Dawn Service
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- All meals not listed as included
- Personal spending money
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