Colourful decorations, terrifying zombie walks, fun street parades, amusement park’s frights and pet parties—Sydney has a lot to offer during Halloween. Many Australians also observe The Day of All Saints or Day of the Dead celebrations.
Halloscream, Luna Park Sydney (October 25, 26, 31; November 1, 2)
The Halloscream in Sydney's most iconic amusement park is the largest Halloween event in the city. Historical Luna Park in Milsons Point, North Sydney, transforms into a spooky abandoned amusement park or Harbour from Hell during five nights of pure horror. It offers such memorable attractions as Revenge of the Forgotten Funfair and others.
Sydney Zombie Walk (October 26, 2019)
Every year, usually on the last Saturday of October, thousands of zombies walk the streets of Sydney, dragging their rotting limbs surrounded by thousands of spectators. This event started in Newtown in 2009 and then moved to the city centre. In the previous years, zombies walked on George Street, Macquarie Street, Pitt Street and near the Opera House. For now, zombies gathering point is St Mary's Cathedral Square. Makeup artists will work on-site to get everyone looking especially horrible. A free event raises money for The Brain Foundation. In addition to the parade, there will be food trucks with Zombie treats, zombie exhibits, competitions and prizes.
Fearophobia, Hawkesbury Showgrounds (October 24–26; October 31–November 2, 2019)
Fearaphobia is a blood-curdling collection of seven haunted attractions at Australia’s only dedicated scream park located in Hawkesbury Showgrounds close to Richmond. Be prepared to meet your worst fears: zombies, vampires, ghosts and ghouls. During the holidays, the park is full of Halloween entertainment. The Killing Field is packed with surprises and scary encounters in a genuinely atmospheric and hair raising setting. Freakshow The Crypt & The Doll Factory and other chilling attractions feature some surprise guest artists who will be haunting the scream park during the night. Prizes await the best worst dressed, so visitors are encouraged to come in costumes and makeup.
Halloween Party Cruise on Sydney Harbour (October 31 & November 2, 2019)
Halloween is not complete without a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Hop aboard a Halloween Party Boat and enjoy a 3-hour sea excursion, spectacular views, a delicious canape dinner, a bar, DJ music and party atmosphere. The boat has indoor and outdoor decks, huge dance floors with good lighting and excellent sound systems for the best experience. Wear a costume, since there will be prizes for the best dressed.
Magique Halloween Circus (November 2, 2019)
Magique Halloween Circus is the most famous holiday harbour cruise in Sydney Harbour. This unique tour features Australia’s best magicians, contortionists, Burlesque dancers, jugglers, fire twirlers, and musicians. A large 900-person luxury boat is a perfect venue for the ultimate Halloween bash. This event is only for adults over 18.