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The gallant Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZACs, landed at Gallipoli in 1915 and sacrificed themselves there for the greater good. The dawn service offers a chance for reflection during the calm, serene hours just before morning.

On April 25, the Currumbin RSL Dawn Service will be at Elephant Rock on Currumbin Beach. Many young and old will travel to Currumbin Beach for Australia’s largest regional ANZAC dawn service to pay their respects and stand in unison.

If you want to attend in person, the march will start at 4:35 am, and the Dawn Service will follow at 5 am. Following the dawn ceremony, there will be a Gunfire breakfast at the Currumbin RSL, which is $5 for members of the general public and free for veterans, sub-branch members, and active duty personnel.

For areas outside the ceremonial precinct, there is no registration needed. But be sure to arrive early. 

Gold Coast Accommodation

Book a stay at 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments on the southern end of the Gold Coast Highway, the main route connecting Coolangatta with Surfers Paradise, for simple access to the area. Currumbin RSL is a short drive from the accommodation.

Moreover, 12 kilometres away is Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Airport, which serves flights from all major Australian capital cities, New Zealand, and a few Asian nations. Onsite secure covered parking is accessible, and one space per apartment is free. 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads are near public transportation choices if you leave the car at the accommodation.

The Burleigh Heads accommodation offers comfort and luxury in a large, contemporary holiday apartment with outstanding ocean views. The 2nd Avenue Apartments include a variety of alternatives to accommodate couples, families, large groups, and lone travellers looking to attend the dawn service and enjoy a holiday Gold Coast in style. They are all furnished with everything you need to feel at home.

Fit for two guests and an extra guest for $35 per night, the One Bedroom Apartments is perfect. For a family of four, choose the 2 Bedroom Premier Apartments. But if you have an extra person, these apartments are ideal: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Low-Level Apartments, 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment, 2 Bedroom Apartments and 2 Bedroom Executive Apartments. And lastly, larger groups can choose between the 3 Bedroom Executive Sub Penthouse and 3 Bedroom Premier Sub Penthouse.

While staying in Burleigh Heads, you can also visit the secluded beaches and lush rainforest of Burleigh Heads National Park, which is only a short stroll from the hotel. Also, family-friendly Gold Coast attractions like Movie World, Sea World, Dream World, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Catch These Sports Events

April will also see some sporting events, including the Gold Coast Running Festival on April 23. Come run at the 7 News Gold Coast Running Festival’s 12th anniversary. Enjoy the quick, secure, closed-road course that starts and ends at Cbus Super Stadium in Robina and offers distances for all levels of runners and walkers.

On April 30, you could also catch the Cooly Ocean Swim Classic. Four distances range from 1 to 5 kilometres, but the 2.0 kilometres of the Cooly Classic from Snapper Rocks to Kirra Beach consistently draws the largest crowds. One of the most well-known surf breaks in the world is your starting point, Snapper Rocks. Then, as you swim, you will cross Rainbow Bay, Greenmount, and Coolangatta Beaches as you make a straight course for Kirra Beach.

Plan your trip to the Southern Gold Coast to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2023 at Currumbin RSL. Book your Burleigh accommodation now.


3 Second Avenue Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia
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