Colorful 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 27–31, 2023)
The Halloscream in Sydney's most iconic amusement park is the largest Halloween event in the city. The 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 memorable attractions like the Revenge of the Forgotten Funfair and others.
Sydney Zombie Walk (on hold)
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 center. In previous years, zombies walked on George Street, Macquarie Street, Pitt Street, and near the Opera House. Currently, the zombie gathering point is St Mary's Cathedral Square. Makeup artists work on-site to get everyone looking especially horrible. The free event raises money for The Brain Foundation. In addition to the parade, there are food trucks with zombie treats, zombie exhibits, competitions, and prizes.
Fearaphobia, Hawkesbury Showgrounds (October 20–31, 2023)
Fearaphobia is a blood-curdling collection of seven haunted attractions at Australia’s only dedicated scream park located at the 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, as well as 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 28-31, 2023)
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 a 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 (on hold)
Magique Halloween Circus is the most famous holiday harbor 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.
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