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Tauranga Anzac Day Services 2021

Anzac Day is a national day of commemoration observed on 25 April each year. It commemorates those who died serving New Zealand during war while honouring returned and current servicemen and women, past and present.
Join us this Anzac Day, Sunday, 25 April, at one of the many services being held throughout the city. Groups who want to march in the parades are asked to assemble by the times given below for each location.
Overview of Anzac Day services
Tauranga Dawn Service
5.45am to 7am, Tauranga RSA Cenotaph, 1237 Cameron Road, Tauranga

Dawn parade timetable 

  • 5.45am – assemble at Hayes Avenue
  • 5.55am – march off
  • 6am – service begins

Mount Maunganui Dawn Service
5.45am to 7am, Mount Maunganui Cenotaph, Marine Parade, opposite Hopukiore (Mount Drury)
Dawn parade timetable 

  • 5.45am – assemble at Hopukiore (Mount Drury)
  • 5.55am – march off
  • 6am – service begins

Park and ride 
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is providing a free park and ride service for the Mount Maunganui dawn service from Kawaka Street (behind Blake Park) to Maunganui Road, behind Hopukiore (Mount Drury). Buses depart from 5am to 5.50am and return at the end of the service.

Tauranga Civic Memorial Service
8.45am to 10.30am, Tauranga Memorial Park, Eleventh Avenue
Civic parade timetable 

  •  8.45am – assemble on the grass beside Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
  • 8.55am – march off
  • 9am – service begins

If your organisation or group wishes to lay a wreath during the service, please email eventbookings@tauranga.govt.nz.  
Wreath registration closes at 9am on Wednesday, 21 April. You may still lay a wreath if you missed the registration; however, the name of the organisation you are representing won’t be read out on the day.

Wreaths will be removed from the various locations at dusk on Anzac Day and can be collected from the Tauranga RSA at 1237 Cameron Road, Greerton, on Monday, 26 April, between 7am and 12noon, and Tuesday, 27 April from 9am to 5pm. After this time, they will be disposed of.

Park and ride and carparking
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is providing a free park and ride service from Tauranga Boys’ College to Memorial Park between 8am and 8.40am, with buses returning immediately after the service. Buses will drop off and pick up from the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre carpark. All park and ride buses are accessible for people with limited mobility.

Carparking is available at the Tauranga Boys’ College carpark off Devonport Road (between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Avenues), with marshals on-site to help people make their way to the buses. PAK’n' SAVE on Cameron Road (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) have made their above-ground carpark available for people attending the service.

The Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre carpark is only available for mobility cardholders.

Mount Maunganui Civic Memorial Service
9.15am – 10.30am at Mount Maunganui Cenotaph, Marine Parade, opposite Hopukiore (Mount Drury).
Civic parade timetable 

  • 9.15am – assemble at Hopukiore (Mount Drury)
  • 9.25am – march off
  • 9.30am – service begins

Papamoa Civic Memorial Service
11.45am to 1pm, Papamoa Memorial, Stella Place carpark, Papamoa Beach Road.
Civic parade timetable  

  • 11.45am - assemble at Papamoa Memorial (near Papamoa Pony Club)
  • 11.55am - march off 
  • 12pm - service begins

Carparking is available for mobility cardholders only in the Stella Place carpark.
Pyes Pa Remembrance Service
11am at Pyes Pa Memorial Park, 403 Pyes Pa Road
More information about the Tauranga Anzac Day services including maps, road closures and printable service sheets is available at www.tauranga.govt.nz/anzacday.
Road closures and park and rides
The following road closures will be in place in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui to support the services.
Tauranga from 7am to 12pm on Sunday, 25 April 2021  

  • Fraser Street – between Eleventh and Thirteenth Avenues
  • Eleventh Avenue – between Devonport Road and Fraser Street 

Parking at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre is only available for mobility cardholders. 

Mount Maunganui from 5.30am to 12pm Sunday, 25 April 2021 

  • Marine Parade – between Commons and Banks Avenues
  • Pacific Avenue - between Rita Street and Marine Parade

Free park and ride services are available for the Tauranga Civic Memorial Service and the Mount Maunganui Dawn Service, more information is included under the service details.


Posted: Apr 15, 2021,
Categories: General,

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