While the Americans have been dominating Halloween for years, it now seems that Australia is playing catch up with a range of events planned for this Halloween. From freaky horror shows to eerie dance parties, there are all kinds of spooky goings-on planned for this Halloween, so if you’re looking for somewhere to let your hair down here’s the lowdown on some terrifyingly good Halloween events for both young and old alike.
“Halloscream 8” at Luna Park — Sydney
For an eighth year, Halloscream will turn the fun park into a ghoulish scare-fair with additional hair-raising adventures, roving park demons, three themed scare mazes, and horror-themed snacks over six spooky nights from October 23 to November 1.
“Croctail Bar” at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Darling Harbour — Sydney
You’ve heard the one about why you should never smile at a crocodile, but what do they say about having a cocktail with a croc? Get a primal thrill over tipples and tapas at this pop-up Croctail Bar in Darling Harbour, where you get up close and personal with Rocky, a 365 kilogram, real-life saltwater croc measuring in at more than four metres long.
Dreamworld is holding its annual Happy Halloween Event on select nights. Perfect for kids of all ages, there will be loads of entertainment, including trick-or-treating, a costume competition with prizes to win, a fun hay maze for the kiddos, rides at night, and so much more! Happy Halloween Event is perfect for families who are looking for a special PG treat, nothing scary so bring the family along for this special event.
Join the Surfers Paradise beachfront markets on all weekend, starting Friday 4pm and 11am, Saturday and Sunday, open until 9pm each night. The markets will be packed full of activities to entertain people of all ages, including best-dressed family competition, spookiest stall competition, Hallow-Hunt, Trick or Treat, Spooky Smoke Machines, Halloween inspired Jumping Castle and face painting, Colour-a-pumpkin, live music and more!
“End of the World Party” at RiverLand — Brisbane
Fancy sipping Halloween cocktail creations as the full moon glimmers along the Brisbane River? RiverLand boasts live entertainment ‘til late and prizes for patrons who don the most spine-chilling costumes of the night. Entry is free – all you need to bring is your band of ghouls and your nightmarish threads.