New Zealanders who travelled to Gallipoli for yesterday's Anzac Day services say the trip was well worth it.
About 11,000 people - including about 2000 New Zealanders - attended a dawn service to mark 100 years since the ANZAC forces came ashore at Gallipoli.
More than 130,000 people died in the campaign.
Many of the New Zealanders in the crowd told Radio New Zealand that the experience was truly memorable.
"Well worth being here," one young man said. "Fantastic to make the journey all the way to Turkey and Gallipoli to be here for this day."
Another described it as "incredibly poignant, very moving", adding that "for 10,000 people in and out of here, [it was] unbelievably well-organised".
The commemorations concluded last night with a service at the hilltop battle site of Chunuk Bair.
Those attending climbed six kilometres up to the site for the service, which was led by the principal chaplain of the New Zealand Defence Force, Lance Lukin.
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It included a reading by Prince Harry and an address by Prime Minister John Key, who said that, for New Zealanders, there was nowhere more special on the peninsula than Chunuk Bair.
"It was not the scene of a great triumph but it was the closest the Allied forces came to making a breakthrough in the whole Gallipoli campaign - and it was led by a few hundred Kiwis 10,000 miles from home."
He paid tribute to those from this country who had died in battle but also acknowledged the Turkish sacrifices.
"They were brave and they were mourned by their grieving family and friends, so today I want to acknowledge them, and I want to thank the Turkish government and people.
"It is their understanding and generosity that enables us to come to Gallipoli each year, and has made possible this 100-year commemoration."