There are plenty of things to try in Melbourne during the spookiest time of the year. Trick-or-treating, mini-festivals, scary movie screenings and terrifying attractions will help you to get into the holiday spirit and honour all local traditions. Don't hesitate to book a ghost tour or visit the central cemetery for the complete Halloween experience.
[email protected] Dark (October 25–November 3, 2019)
[email protected] Dark is a terrifying eight-night Halloween festival in a beautiful beach town of St Kilda located near Melbourne. The large amusement park is transformed into a scary world filled with ghosts, ghouls, monsters and vampires. Stop at Spooktober's hair-raising haunted houses. The Extreme Phobia house is a genuinely terrifying one, while the Haunted Fairytales house is less dramatic. Visitors can play "carnevil" games like pumpkin tossing and eyeball fishing. There is an SFX parlour, the Haunted Spirits Bar, live music and entertainment. For children, there will be a Little Zombies Trick or Treat Trail. After finding each zombie station, kids get a "Wizz Fizz" treat.
Fright Nights at Hedgend Maze (October 25–26, 2019); <br>Hedgend Halloween (October 26–27 | November 1-5, 2019)
Hedgend Maze is a park featuring a 1.2-km (0.7-mi) maze in Healesville. It hosts the family-friendly Hedgend Halloween event for two weekends and also Fright Nights. As dusk falls, the maze becomes the site of a real Zombie Apocalypse. Try to make your way through Hedgend Maze with just one lantern while you will encounter scary hungry, flesh-eating monsters who want to eat you. The attraction is open from 8.30 p.m to 9.30 p.m. No children under 13 are permitted.
Boo at the Zoo (October 25–26 & 30–31, 2019)
Boo at the Zoo is one of the favourite Halloween events for children held at Werribee Open Range Zoo. The Zoo is transformed into a big Halloween-themed party with colourful costumes, entertainment, crafts, games, and trick-or-treating. There is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit with some family fun suitable for all ages. Kids can enjoy Goo Zone, Zombie dancers, Croaky Creepy Critters adventure maze, and other fun zones. Werribee Open Range Zoo is located in 35 min. drive from Melbourne's downtown.
Halloween Tours of Melbourne General Cemetery (October 31, 2019)
Halloween tours of the Melbourne General Cemetery is one of the iconic spine-chilling and educational Melbourne experiences. Being in a graveyard at night is already rather scary, but when you come to a large group of people holding torches, led by an expert guide, it becomes an extremely exciting experience.
Halloween cemetery tours for children are especially popular and sell out quickly. Children over 6 with adult companions will hear tales of gruesome truths and historical facts. Adult tours last longer and focus on the graves of fascinating figures in Australian culture and politics. Actors playing special characters are likely to appear during the visit. The characters include Harold Holt, Australian Prime Minister lost at sea, Madam Brussels, the famous brothel owner, and others.