Great Lake Taupo ANZAC Services

Fallen servicemen and women will be remembered in dawn and civic services around the Taupo District on ANZAC Day.

The main ceremony will be held at the cenotaph on Tongariro Domain in Taupo at dawn.

Those involved in the dawn parade will depart from the Taupo RSA on Horomatangi Street at 5.50am. It will travel along Horomatangi, Ruapehu, Tamamutu and Tongariro streets before arriving at the cenotaph for the 6.15am service.

This route accommodates those with mobility issues as it avoids speed bumps.

Later in the morning, at 10.30am, a civic service and parade will be held. Mayor David Trewavas will take part in the service and make a short speech.

All ex-servicemen and women as well as other interested parties can take part in the parade. Those who want to join in can assemble adjacent to the Lions Train on Ferry Road at 10.15am, ready to march to the cenotaph outside the Great Lake Centre.

Other district services:


6am dawn service - Present to the parade marshal at Taupo RSA at 5.50am to march to the Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo.

9am cemetery parade - Taupo Cemetery, Rickit Street.


                                   Southern Lake Taupo

6am dawn service - Waihi Village, Waihi Marae.

10am cemetery parade - Turangi Services Cemetery, Aonini Road.

10.50am Civic Service - Present to the parade marshal in Turangi town centre to march to the Tokaanu-Turangi and Districts RSA for an 11am service.



10.15am cemetery civic service - RSA cemetery, Lake Road.

11am Civic Service - Mangakino District Services and Citizens Club, Wairenga Road.


Taupo Road closures:

Tongariro Street between Spa Road and Lake Terrace,  

5.30am - 8am               9.30am - 12pm

Horomatangi Street between Ruapehu and Titiraupenga Streets,   

5.30am - 8am               9.30am - 12pm

Lake Terrace between Tongariro Street and Titiraupenga Street,    

5.30am - 8am              9.30am - 12pm