7 super spooky experiences around Australia to try this Halloween

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A dimly lit corridor in Fremantle Prison with a man on the right standing in a 19th-century suit.
Fremantle Prison holds over 140 years of terrifying history with convicts building the prison in the 1800s. Source: Tripadvisor

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect occasion to ditch the trackies and throw on your best skeleton outfit (or costume of your choosing) for a night of fun... and fear.

Now that Sydney has recently come out of lockdown and Victoria is due to follow suit at the end of the month, we're well and truly ready to leave the house and explore our local areas - and not just to exercise.

Whether you're taking the whole family out for trick or treat and terrifying rollercoasters or braving ghost tours with friends in tow, there's plenty of activities for everyone.

If you're not sure where to start, Tripadvisor has you covered. Here's seven of the spookiest activities to do this Halloween:

The Haunting Interactive Theatre Show in North Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Looking for a completely unique activity for Halloween? You've come to the right place. The Haunting Interactive Theatre Show invites its audience to become fully immersed in the evening's production. Meet at the old haunted house where you'll be guided to perform an exorcism to expel a dangerous lingering spirit, before solving an ancient mystery.

A group of people walk infront of a heritage-listed building at night.
Guests are guided to perform an exorcism to rid the presence of a dangerous lingering spirit. Source: Tripadvisor


Newcastle Dark Stories True Crime Tour - Newcastle, NSW

Dig deep into Newcastle's hidden past in a fully-guided 90-minute tour of Newcastle’s darkest secret locations. Revisit historical crime scenes of the city’s sinister past and hear terrifying true accounts of the area's troubled past. There's plenty of photo opportunities and breathtaking sceneries along the way so make sure to take a camera with you. You may even capture a ghost!

Image of a white heritage building in Newcastle at night lit by street lamps.
Hear the town's terrifying hidden secrets in the 90-minute tour. Source: Tripadvisor

Melbourne Ghost Tour - Melbourne, VIC

Should Covid-19 restrictions allow, you may be able to xplore the supernatural side of Melbourne in three immersive tours which uncover the city's dark past. Hear legendary tales of hosts, gangsters, and corpses donated to science and their spirits that linger in the walls. You may even experience the opera singer, Frederick Federici who has been haunting the Princess Theatre since 1888. Should restrictions allow, you can even opt-in for an included dinner with the Old Melbourne tour and Williamstown tour.

A night time setting of Federation Square train station lit up with lights.
Meet at Federation Square before embarking on a chilling ghost tour of the historical city. Source: Tripadvisor

Fremantle Prison Torchlight Tours - Perth, WA

Fremantle Prison is the state's only World Heritage-listed building with over 140 years of history as a prison. Originally built by convicts in the 1800s, this prison has some stories to tell. Choose from five different tours which take you behind bars, through tunnels which the prisoners built themselves. You'll be fully immersed in the building's chilling history from the guides' unlimited knowledge as well as theatrical moments from 'prisoners' popping up when you least expect it.

Inside the dark Fremantle Prison corridor, dimly lit while a man in an 19th century suit stands on the right.
Fremantle Prison has over 140 years of history in the walls being originally built by convits in the 1880s. Source: Tripadvisor

Luna Park - Sydney, NSW

Luna Park has long been a place of adrenalin since its opening in 1935. Now that the iconic entry has opened its mouth once again, it's sure to welcome plenty of Sydney-siders of all ages who are excited to make use of the park's entertainment. Luna Park's big drawcard this year is Halloscream 9: Curse of the coven where witches will be swooping the grounds for seven nights, transforming the park with with eight new rides, three terrifying scare mazes along with scary snacks and more!

Luna Park's Halloscream is full of new terrifying rides for all ages! Source: Tripadvisor
Luna Park's Halloscream is full of new terrifying rides for all ages! Source: Tripadvisor

Southport Cemetery Paranormal Activity Tour QUEENSLAND - Gold Coast, QLD

For anyone who's wanted to connect with a ghost, this one's for you. Meet at the graveyard before embarking on a chilling two-hour tour where you'll be using interactive equipment like divining rods, KII meters and divination tools to make contact with the ghosts and spirits of ancient pioneers. You may even meet the mysterious Mr Brown who is a frequent 'visitor' at the cemetery.

A dark graveyard with gravestones with an orange sunset sky.
A mysterious 'Mr Brown' is known to hover around the cemetery making himself known to visitors. Source: Tripadvisor

Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation - Adelaide, SA

Dive deep into the mysteries of Adelaide Gaol, one of the public buildings renowned for being the most haunted sites in South Australia. Immerse yourself in the terrifying history from the early settlers as the tour guides take you through the prison's walls that seep with untold stories. Some tour goers have been known to come into contact with former convicts, so be wary of unexpected visitors!

An interior image of Adelaide Gaol with crumbling painted walls and open, unhinged doors.
Adelaide Gaol is notorious for being one of the most haunted sites in South Australia. Source: Tripadvisor

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