Getting about on the day

Getting about on the day
Each of the commemorative services is open to the public. Those attending the Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site may go on to attend the Australian Service at Lone Pine, the Turkish 57th Regiment Service at the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial or the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair. However, due to the walking distances and terrain between the commemorative sites and the number of visitors walking to each service it may not be possible to attend all four services.

Dawn Service to Lone Pine
From approximately 6:30am (after completion of the Dawn Service) visitors walk along the Anzac Cove Road and up Artillery Road to Lone Pine Cemetery for the 10:00am Australian Memorial Service. This 3.1km walk takes visitors past the Ari Burnu, Shrapnel Valley and Beach Cemeteries. Shortly after Beach Cemetery, the route follows Artillery Road inland as it slopes uphill past Shell Green Cemetery to Lone Pine. Artillery Road is a dirt road and is very steep and uneven in places. The road can be extremely difficult to walk. The route is well signposted. A moderate level of fitness is required.

The walk to Lone Pine can be challenging and is very steep.

Visitors are often taken unawares by the steep and potentially arduous nature of the climb up Artillery Road.

ACS to Lone Pine is approximately 3km. Artillery road is 1.42km long, with a height gain of 118 meters. From Lone Pine to Chunuk Bair is another 3.3km uphill.

“No image or footage can truly show just how steep this ground is.”
John Lafferty, 25 April 2007

Some contemporary photographs give some indication of how difficult the climb can be for the unwary.

Australian War Memorial image no. J02526. A good view of the steep nature of the climb up Artillery Road near Brown’s Dip. The white stuff is snow – come prepared for potentially cold and wet weather!

Australian War Memorial image no. J02544. Looking down towards Shell Green from Artillery Road. It is clear from the people in the middle distance how steep this area is.
If you are elderly or have a disability which may prevent you being able to make this climb you may be eligible for special needs assistance (see below).

Visitors will need to undergo security screening before entering the Lone Pine site.

Lone Pine to Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial
After the conclusion of the service at Lone Pine at 10:45am, there is little time to walk from Lone Pine to the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial service, a distance of 1.2kms along an uphill bitumen road. The Turkish service starts at 11:15am, thirty minutes after the conclusion of the Lone Pine service.

Lone Pine to Chunuk Bair
The New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair commences at 12:30pm. The route slopes uphill past the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial and is approximately 3.3kms. As you walk to Chunuk Bair, please respect the Turkish service in progress at the Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial. The walking time between Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.