The 25th of April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of our brave ANZACs landing on the shores of ANZAC Cove. This small cove, only 600 metres in length and perhaps the most famous location on the Gallipoli Peninsular, is where the men of the ANZAC corps first came ashore on 25 April 1915 and were sent immediately into battle along the Second Ridge.
On The Go Tours has been operating tours to Gallipoli for the ANZAC Day for well over a decade, honouring the 36,000 Commonwealth Servicemen who died here during the campaign. 2015 will be our 17th year. We are in regular communication with the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs, who are part of the 2015 Organising Committee.
Ballot details for Gallipoli 2015 - from the Australian DVA:
The Australian government has confirmed that visitor numbers for the Centenary Anzac Day Commemorative Services at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015 will be set at 10,500 people.
Of the 10,500 attendance passes, Australia will receive 8000, New Zealand 2000, with the remaining 500 reserved for those from Turkey and for VIPs representing New Zealand, Australia and other countries involved in the conflict.
All attendance passes allocated through the ballot will be issued as double passes – with the successful applicant able to choose one person to accompany them to the commemorations.
The ballot arrangements will provide some preference for direct descendants of those who served in the Gallipoli campaign – particularly the first generation - sons and daughters of Gallipoli veterans; veterans with qualifying service or who have deployed on any operations outside Australia, whether they are warlike, non-warlike or peacetime operations; and secondary school students. The majority of places in the ballot will be available to the Australian public.
Widows of Australian First World War veterans do not need to participate in the ballot and will be included as part of Australia’s official representative group, with a carer, if they are fit to travel.
Ballot Opening Dates:
The Australian Ballot will open in mid November.
The New Zealand Ballot will open at midnight on 15th Nov 2013.
Register by phone, online or by other methods.
Ballot closes on 31st Jan 2014
Applicants will be advised if they have been succesful between 1st - 31st Mar 2014
For more information and updates you can visit the Australian Government Gallipoli 2015 website.
For travellers who are currently booked on one of our ANZAC 2015 commemorative tours, please enter the ballot (we cannot do this for you), as per the details above. We also recommend you to remain booked on your tour with us until after the results of the ballot in March, to ensure that, if successful, your tour spot remains confirmed. In the event that you or any members of your travelling party do not receive a ballot ticket, you have the option of transferring to another of our commemorative tours throughout the year or receiving a refund.
If you are planning on making the pilgrimage to Gallipoli for the 100th Anniversary in 2015 you are able to reserve a position on a tour with us now. We understand that attendance will be capped and subject to your success in the proposed ballot, but all attending will need to travel with a tour operator and as such making a reservation in advance may prove prudent.
Prices and touring arrangements relevant to ANZAC Commemorations in 2015 on the following tours are subject to change. We wish you all the very best in preparing for ANZAC Day in 2015.
ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2015. Starts: 19th April. Commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC landings with a once in a lifetime journey through Turkey. Start in Istanbul before heading south to Pamukkale, Ephesus and Pergamum. Finish off the tour with a night at ANZAC Cove for the dawn service.
Family Tour - ANZAC Day, Gallipoli 2015. Starts: 19th April. Take your family on a poignant pilgrimage to ANZAC Cove to commemorate the historic 100th anniversary in 2015 and explore the wonders of Turkey including giant Trojan horses and Ottoman Palaces, white sparkling thermal pools, ancient amphitheatres and underground cisterns.
Indepth touring & hotel accomm on ANZAC Eve. ANZAC Day Tour, Gallipoli 2015. Starts: 18th April. Pay your respects to the brave soldiers of the ANZAC landings by visiting ANZAC Cove in 2015 - 100 years on and the day is still as memorable and poignant as ever.
Starts: 23rd April 2015. Commemorate the brave ANZACs and embrace history at the 100th Anniversary at Gallipoli in 2015. Then take a journey of discovery through the ever changing landscapes of Turkey with its Roman ruins, underground cities, fairytale chimneys, striking calcium pools and beautiful Aegean coastline.
Explore the poignant WWI battlefields, landing sites and memorials of the Gallipoli Peninsular and enjoy a boat trip off ANZAC Cove on this indepth tour which also takes in Roman ruins, the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and exotic Istanbul.
Starts: 13th April 2015. Discover the best of Turkey, exploring Cappadocia with its underground cities and fairy chimneys, the Mediterranean Coast, Pamukkale, Roman Ruins and Troy. Then take your place at Gallipoli to honour our brave ANZACs at the 100th Anniversary commemorations
The 25th of April 2015 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. To honour this event, on the 26th March 2015, join us on a luxurious 36 day cruise from Fremantle in Western Australia to Rome in Italy, for a once in a lifetime journey and the opportunity to participate in the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. With stops in Colombo, Luxor, Cairo, Kusadasi, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul, Santorini, Athens, Palermo, Naples & Rome, see many fantastic parts of the world, explore Gallipoli without the crowds and enjoy special ANZAC Day celebrations from the comfort of our ship.