At 6am on 25 April (ANZAC Day 2021) there will be a short ceremony of remembrance at Splendour Rock to recognise the thirteen fallen bushwalkers from WWII. This will return the pattern of remembrance from at least 1992. Every year since then (and perhaps even 1990 but there is insufficient evidence) on ANZAC Day there has been a Dawn Service of remembrance at Splendour Rock. Naturally, due to the pandemic, there was no dawn service in 2020.
Bushwalkers who have previously been to Splendour Rock for ANZAC Day will know that Mt Dingo is a dry campsite that can be subject to high winds. However, when the weather is right overnight camping on Mt Dingo can be an unforgettable experience. Splendour Rock is in the Wild Dog Mountains whose nearest access is the Dunphy Carpark at the end of the Megalong Valley Road from Blackheath.
It is now an NP&WS requirement that you must REGISTER your intention to camp overnight in a National Park of NSW. Please be COVID safe in your camping. More information can be found here – camping
The memorial plaque at Splendour Rock was installed in February 1948 by a combined group of Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW) and Coast & Mountain Walkers (CMW). The plaque was dedicated on the following ANZAC Day. Both clubs each lost four (4) members while the YMCA Ramblers Bushwalking Club lost two (2) members. Three other bushwalking clubs each lost one member being the Campfire Club, Rucksack Club plus the Trampers Club. Background details for all of these fallen service personnel can be found on the Bushwalking NSW (BNSW) website – here.