Spend some quality with your family, remembering the past and paying respect. On April 25, there are commemorative services held all around Toowoomba. 

Australia and New Zealand both observe ANZAC Day as a national holiday. Many people will gather throughout the day to pause and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by our service members. It broadly remembers all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in every war, conflict, and peacekeeping mission, in addition to their sacrifices and suffering on behalf of all others who have served.

Below are Toowoomba City’s 2023 ANZAC Day activities.

Pre-ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

Consider attending the ANZAC Day Commemorative Service – Garden of Remembrance if you get in the city early. The Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance service will begin at 8 am and end around 9 am on April 23.

A Pre-ANZAC Day Commemorative Service will also be at the Cross of Sacrifice – Memorial Wall Toowoomba. It is scheduled to begin at 3 pm and ends at about 4 pm at the Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery.

ANZAC Day Activities

The Toowoomba City ANZAC Day Service is open to everyone. You can attend the dawn service. At 5:15 am, the parade starts at the Toowoomba Bus Depot and ends at Mother’s Memorial East Creek Park. The Dawn Ceremony at Mother’s Memorial in Toowoomba begins at 5:30 am and ends around 6:15 am. The wreath-laying ceremony at Mother’s Monument then takes place at 9:00 am.

If you can’t make it, at 10:00 am, the mid-morning parade departs from Margaret and Neil Streets and heads toward Mother’s Memorial East Creek Park. Then, at 10:15 am, the Mid-Morning Service begins and ends at approximately 11:00 am.

For convenient access to the ANZAC Day services, reserve a stay at Laguna Serviced Toowoomba Apartments.

Toowoomba Accommodation & Heritage-Listed Sites

Make one of the chic and contemporary two-bedroom serviced apartments in Laguna Apartment your home. The tranquil CBD location of the Laguna Apartment is right in the centre of the city.

The Laguna Toowoomba serviced apartments have everything you need for a comfortable and relaxed self-catering getaway, including free WiFi access, laundry facilities, full kitchens, and private balconies with stunning city views.

Also, various cafes, restaurants, and takeaway shops are conveniently accessible on foot. Also, many of the stunning National Parks in the area are easily accessible by automobile.

But if you want to learn more about the city’s history and heritage-listed sites, take advantage of the opportunity to visit well-known nearby attractions. The property is close to the peaceful Queens Park, the Empire Theatre, and the Cobb and Co. Museum.

Around 25 magnificent hectares comprise the State Heritage-listed Queens Park and Botanic Gardens. Since it first opened to the public in the late 1800s, it has become a favourite among residents and visitors from the neighbourhood. The parks have much to offer in three locations: the Vera Lacaze Memorial Park, the Queens Park Botanic Gardens, and the larger park area.

The Empire Theatre has several performance and event spaces and is rural Australia’s largest performing arts complex. The Darling Downs’ crown gem, the heritage-listed theatre, is renowned for its elegant art deco design.

Last but not least, the Cobb+Co Museum houses the National Carriage Collection. You can view the best collection in Australia, consisting of 50 different kinds of vehicles that each significantly impacted Queensland’s development.

Plan your travel and book your stay at Laguna Apartments, Toowoomba!