Every Australian should experience an Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. This year, a record crowd of more than 120,000 people attended the commemorative service to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Photo by @techosapien at the @awmemorial. #visitcanberra #seeaustralia
An elevated view of the beach, crowded with Australian and New Zealand troops the day after the landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli. Ships can be seen in the background 26 April 1915. Australian War Memorial A03868.
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".
Did you know that the Jamala Wildlife Lodge’s stunning uShaka Lodge was once the @nationalzoo owners’ home? With seven bedrooms, a mammoth kitchen, a pool and spa, and a shark tank that wraps around the living room, we don’t know how they were ever able to leave! Now visitors can stay in this lodge as part of the @jamalalodge luxury experience and take part in the ultimate overnight safari. #visitcanberra #seeaustralia
Did you experience the 13th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival on the weekend? The spectacular visual of 2,000 shimmering candles celebrated the 22nd year of the Sister City relationship shared between Canberra and Nara, Japan. The festival brought a wide variety of Japanese and Australian culture together with arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami, ikebana and kite flying. Photo by Instagrammer @madelinaflannery #visitcanberra
The Australian War Memorial - Canberra
Floriade 2015 showcased more than one million blooms in Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. We loved seeing photos of Floriade 2015 from our passionate fans so much we put together a collection of some of the best photos tagged across social media with #visitcanberra on our Facebook page. You can find the link in our bio. Thanks to everyone who shared their Floriade experience with us! #floriade
Australian War Memorial Villers-Brettenoux France, Anzac Day Dawn Service 25/4/13
A Gallipoli pilgrimage: one family's experience of the Great War
Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 6 May 1915. Image by Wikimedia Commons
Embrace a Sunday tradition in Canberra and visit the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. Pick up some breakfast, fresh produce, some fashion gems and local artwork while you explore the @oldbusdepotmarkets stalls. #visitcanberra