ANZAC Day is here again. And whether you’re planning a bleary-eyed Dawn Service salute or a leisurely sleep-in, there’s a bunch of stuff going on around the Sunshine Coast. From services to special breakfasts and karma kegs, it’s all happening.
If you’ve never been to an ANZAC Day dawn service before, make 2019 the year. It’s worth the wake up, and you won’t have to travel far to find one, as the Sunshine Coast has a dawn service in just about every locality, including:
Where: Maleny RSL Memorial Cenotaph
Where: Cotton Tree Cenotaph
Where: Palmwoods Memorial Cenotaph, Main Street
Where: Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, Mooloolaba
Where: Lions Park, Kings Beach
Where: Buderim Village Park, Church Street
Where: Sea Cove Lane with march to Peregian RSL
Where: Tewantin Town Square, corner Memorial Avenue and Poinciana Avenue
Your Mates ANZAC Day Event
One of our favourite Sunshine Coast breweries are opening this ANZAC Day and we doubt there’s a better way to remember mates, than over a beer and a yarn. Opening from 12pm, the Your Mates team will be holding a karma keg for the Young Veterans, an organisation which helps lives of Australian veterans, empowering them to succeed in life after service. So round up your friends, and shout them a schooner, knowing you’re doing a good deed at the same time. We’ll cheers to that.
When: 12pm to 9pm
Where: Your Mates Brewhouse, 41 Technology Drive, Warana
ANZAC Day Breakfast
Urban Garden knows that you don’t want to be waiting until 7am for your first hit of caffeine. So, for ANZAC Day, these guys will start serving coffee from 5am. Even better, this year they're hosting a special ANZAC breakfast with favourites like eggs benedict and a brekkie burger, plus a breakfast gnocchi, on offer.
When: 5am to 11am
Where: Urban Garden, 4 First Avenue, Maroochydore
Two-Up At Caloundra RSL
Once you’ve paid tribute to the service men and women, past and present, do as Aussies do and raise a toast in their honour at the RSL. Then, join your mates in a game of 2-up at Caloundra RSL, the oldest gambling game only legal on ANZAC Day at from 1.30pm.
When: From 1.30pm
Where: Caloundra RSL, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra
Get Back To Nature
If the weather permits, April 25 is a good day to get down to one of the Sunshine Coast’s secret swimming holes or waterfalls, if the beaches seem too crowded. Think: Artists Cascade in Conondale National Park, Harry’s Hut up the Noosa Everglades or even better, check out our full swimming hitlist, here.
Image credit: Amy Higg for Urban List