Join Rottnest Island commemorate those who have served their country with a special dawn service on ANZAC Day, 25 April 2017.
With a long military history, we commemorate all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service with a special dawn service from 6am, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast, free ANZAC themed activities for families and an Oliver Hill Gun & Tunnels tour.
Presided over by officers from The Royal Australian Navy Number Two Flying School, the beautiful dawn service commences at 6am on the grassed area outside Dome Cafe & Aristos Waterfront Restaurant.
The dawn service will be followed by our free ANZAC Day Gunfire Breakfast cooked by the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association.
Free kids activities
There will be a bundle of free kids activities for families to enjoy for the rest of the morning, including:
- Military themed kids activities at Kingstown Barracks
- Activity booklets (collect from the Visitor Centre)
- ANZAC biscuit making
- Cricket (serving soldiers used to play this to keep their mind off the war)
- Sand art
- Send postcards to serving soldiers
Oliver Hill Gun & Tunnels tour
There will be $19 Train and Tunnel tours running throughout the morning at 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am. Train and Tunnel tours run for a duration of 1.5hrs.
Ferry and tour packages are available through Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries. Early morning shuttle buses will be running for those accommodated on
Rottnest Island. There will be a special shuttle bus to collect visitors
from Kingstown Barracks at 5:20am and Geordie Bay bus stop at 5:30am.
Why not stay the whole weekend, with 5 nights in the charming Caroline Thomson Cabins available from 21 - 26 April for just $615. Cabins sleep up to 6 people! For more information visit www.rottnestisland.com/2017-anzac-day.