NATIONAL ANZAC CENTRE FIELD OF LIGHT PANORAMA PASS
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Albany, WA
- Product code: FOLNAC
In 1914 over 41,000 Australian and New Zealand troops amassed in a convoy of over 40 ships in the protected waters of King George Sound, Albany as they awaited their departure to the battlefields of Europe in the First World War. For many, Albany was their last experience of Australian soil.
Today the award winning, state-of-the-art, National Anzac Centre remembers the stories of the men and women who left from Albany and went on to become what is now one of the most significant stories in Australia’s short history as a nation, the story of the ANZACs. The precinct surrounding the National Anzac Centre is home to the Princess Royal Fortress, Australia’s first federal defence garrison, gun embattlements and scenic lookouts, developed to immerse
visitors in the Anzac legend, whilst creating an intimate connection to this special place. Start your cultural pilgrimage with an afternoon visit to the National Anzac Centre, followed by a visit to the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibit.
Inspired by Albany’s incredible ANZAC Heritage, acclaimed UK artist, Bruce Munro, has created an ephemeral art exhibit featuring 16,000 glass spheres
on slender stems planted along the Avenue of Honour at Albany Heritage Park, illuminating the tree-lined path, like wildflowers after rain.
Our tour will take visitors to the summit of Mt Clarence, where guests experience a self-guided walking tour of the ANZAC monuments including the location of Australia’s first Anzac Dawn Service Mass. Discover Albany’s amazing stories and view the panorama of King George Sound at sunset, imagining the departure of the ANZAC fleet. As our bus leaves Mt Clarence at dusk, guests will experience the panoramic view of the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exibit, before lighting for a self-guided walk, immersed in the cascading panorama of 16,000 lights whilst descending through the exhibit, like a field of wildflowers amongst native Australian trees.
The pass is valid for 24 hours and includes general admission to the National Anzac Centre and the exhibits within the Princess Royal Fortress, including
a complimentary guided Forts museum tour. Also included is the Field of Light Sunset Panorama Tour visitng the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour exhibition. One commemorative ‘ANZAC Stories' DVD is included per family group.
Transfers from hotels to the Field of Light Exhibition are not included. This product is most suited to self-drive visitors.
Condition of Carriage on the shuttle does not permit children under 5 years.
Access to the Nation Anzac Centre
24 hour pass validity commences from arrival at the National Anzac Centre. It is recommended to allow 2-3 hours to visit the National Anzac Centre and Princess Royal Forts. Last entry to the National Anzac Centre is 4pm.
Field of Light Sunset Panorama Tour - Shuttle Bus begins from 6pm
After checking in and collecting your tour map & commemorative DVD, proceed to the shuttle stop on the Avenue of Honour which operates every 15mins to the summit of Mt Clarence. Sunset times vary. It is recommended to allow 1 to 1 ½ hours to enjoy the sunset and Field of Light exhibit.
Flat walking shoes are recommended. Evenings can be cool on the Amazing South Coast and a jacket is suggested.