Catch public transport to the Anzac Day Dawn Service to honour and remember New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence at the Gallipolli landings.
Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Place: Auckland War Memorial Museum
Times: 6.00am (Parade assembles at 5.30am in museum underground carpark. Procession at 5.45am along Cenotaph Road to Court of Honour)
Free travel all day on Wednesday 25 April for SuperGold and Veteran’s SuperGold card holders plus free travel for uniformed servicemen and women and retired services personnel with RSA membership card. This applies across AT Metro bus, rail and ferry services (including Skybus and Fullers) excluding Rakino ferry services.
A Sunday and Public Holiday timetable will be in place for all bus services with additional InnerLink and Northern Express services provided for the Anzac Day Dawn service.
InnerLink buses will operate approximately every 15 minutes (clockwise and anti-clockwise) from 4.00am to 6.45am.
From 7.00am InnerLink services will operate to the normal Sunday and Public Holiday timetable.
The closest bus stops to the museum are located at 470 Parnell Road (stop 7196) when travelling on the InnerLink from Britomart (clockwise), or 493 Parnell Rd (stop 7195) when travelling on the InnerLink from Ponsonby/Karangahape Road (anticlockwise).
Alternatively, there are bus stops on Park Road outside Auckland Hospital (stop 7228) for the the InnerLink travelling from Ponsonby/Karangahape Road (anticlockwise), or Park Road opposite Auckland Hospital (stop 7227) for the InnerLink travelling from Newmarket/Khyber Pass Road (clockwise). From these bus stops it would involve an approximate 10 to 15 minute walk through to Domain Drive (entrance) and through the Auckland Domain to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Additional Northern Express services will operate from Albany to Britomart (via the Northern busway stations) departing at the following times:
From Britomart you can connect with the special event trains or InnerLink buses to the museum. The normal Sunday and Public Holiday timetable resumes from 7.00am.
Early trains will be provided on all lines for the Anzac Day Dawn Service.
Western Line train services travel to Grafton station on Park Road, which is a 15 to 20 minute walk to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
An early train will be departing from Swanson at 4.25am to Grafton (terminating at Newmarket) and stopping at all stations in between. For times at all stations check the train timetable below carefully:
Southern/Eastern Line (including Onehunga Line)
The closest station to the Auckland Domain is the Newmarket station, which is a 15 to 20 minute walk to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Early trains will be departing from the following stations:
- Onehunga at 4.35am,
- Papakura at 4.17am,
- Manukau at 4.20am and travel direct from Orakei to Newmarket,
- Britomart at 5.13am and 5.25am (will not stop at Parnell).
These trains will travel to Newmarket station (including the 4.20am Eastern Line train from Manukau station). For times at all stations check the train timetable carefully:
An early ferry service will depart at 5.00am from Devonport to the City, this will be operated by Fullers.
The Downtown Ferry Terminal is next to the Britomart Transport Centre where you can connect with the special event trains or InnerLink buses to the museum.
A Sunday and Public Holiday timetable will be in place for all ferry services.
Published 4 April 2018 | Last updated 23 April 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change