ANZAC Trip 2015 - southbound section

April 2015 is 100 years since the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing on the beaches at Gallipoli, Turkey.

To mark this occasion a large commemoration service was planned to be held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, the nations capital.

We first heard of the service on a previous visit to Canberra in 2010 and decided we would attend. We left home in late March for this trip, we planned to travel via Sydney to see the family and grand kids there along the way...the photos below are of the 'down' part of the trip. Brisbane to Sydney). Our visit to Canberra will be a seperate section. Click on the map to the right and you will see the approximate route we followed.

Click the photo below for a slide show...navigate via the arrows.

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ANZAC Trip 2015...

 

'the Down Trip'

2015 marked the 100 year point since the Australian and New Zealand armed forces landed on the beaches of Gallipoli in Turkey in an ill prepared attempt to secure acess to the Dardenelles. Due to ineptness of the British commanders many thousands of ANZACS died there...when the futility was finally realized the remaining troops were evacuated...the evacuation was engineered by Australian military personnel and this was the only sucessuful thing about Gallipoli, each year since that day ANZAC Day, April 25th,  commemorates with rememberance services around both Australia and New Zealand...one of the largest services is at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, we went there for that purpose.

 

Due to the length of this trip I have divided it into two sections...the 'down trip' and the 'home trip'. Click on the map for a larger version..this is the down trip. Click too on the photo below to start a slide show...use the arrows to navigate.

Laidley Showgrounds
Laidley Showgrounds

Our first stopover was at Laidley Showgrounds...just 80 odd km from home. One reason for stopping here is that we will get everything out and get fully set-up...if we have forgotten anything now is the time to find out. At Laidley we will also fill up with water. The showgrounds are large, plenty of room to spread out, the site fee is reasonable at $20 per night with power. There is a dump point in town too.

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Heifer Creek
Heifer Creek

From Laidley its a short drive to Heifer Creek free camp, Heifer Ck is on the Gatton to Clifton Rd. Its a big area and used by many grey nomads traveling north and south, the Gatton to Clifton road actually bypasses the steep pull over the Gt Dividing Range, it does have a couple of narrow windy sections but is quite ok for caravans.

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Hit the road
Hit the road

After our short stop in Sydney it was time to hit the road again...to Canberra. Click the link below to see our photos of Canberra.

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Laidley Showgrounds
Laidley Showgrounds

Our first stopover was at Laidley Showgrounds...just 80 odd km from home. One reason for stopping here is that we will get everything out and get fully set-up...if we have forgotten anything now is the time to find out. At Laidley we will also fill up with water. The showgrounds are large, plenty of room to spread out, the site fee is reasonable at $20 per night with power. There is a dump point in town too.

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