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Anzac Day Dawn Service - Non-Trekking Option

Background

For our guests who would like to attend Bomana War Cemetery for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day, but do not want to trek Kokoda, we have put together a special four day trip for you.

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 and 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 you will never forget.

If you have attended Dawn Services in Australia and have always imagined one day coming to Bomana to pay your respects, now is the time to do it.

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 this.

We also have Kokoda treks available over the Anzac Day Period, our Anzac Day Australian Led Kokoda, and our Fast Kokoda Australian Led.

Highlights

- Anzac Day Dawn Service at Bomana War Cemetery
- Visit Owers Corner
- Guided tour of Port Moresby Nature Park

Itinerary

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 

Routes

Day 1, 23rd April: Arrive Port Moresby
Be met by our wonderful staff upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. After checking in enjoy the afternoon relaxing and the hotel amenities. Possibly a visit to the market close by for some souvenirs.

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 trip to Owers Corner. Travelling along Hombrun Bluff in the Sogeri Ranges, stopping at iconic sites such as Bomana War Cemetery, McDonald's Corner and finally reaching Owers Corner. Enjoy witnessing the triumph of those who have just walked the entire 96kms of the kokoda track as they climb out of the Owen Stanley Ranges through the iconic memorial arches. Bring your camera there are plenty of magnificent photos to take of the scenery. A relaxing lunch is sure to re-energise you for the trip back to Port Moresby.

Day 3, 25th April: ANZAC Day Ceremony (B,L) 
A very early start boarding the bus to the Dawn Service as you take your place on the grounds of the Bomana War Cemetery and embrace the memorial service and pay your respects. 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 whilst giving you time to wander through the grounds once the service is complete. Back to the hotel for breakfast and freshen up before an afternoon visit to the Port Moresby Nature Park. A guided tour through the park brings back the cultural experience of PNG and the native animals that adorn the country, including the Bird of Paradise. Lunch in the shaded cafe included before you head back to the hotel for a good rest.

Day 4, 26th April: Depart Port Moresby (B) 
Departing for home today or possibly exploring another area of PNG brings your once in a lifetime experience to an end but taking the treasured memories with you.  

Inclusions

- Three night's accommodation in Port Moresby twin share (3 star Holiday Inn)
- 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

Exclusions

- International Flights
- Travel Insurance 
- All meals not listed as included
- Personal spending money


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