Melbourne’s Halloween hot spots

Vampires, ghosts and witches (and princesses and probably pirates) are about to take over Melbourne for Halloween, so look no further if you want an excuse for a costume party or just want to scare yourself silly.

There’s a bunch happening for adults and kids, so get into the spirit with these spooky events and eerie activities.

Melbourne city ghost tours

The city loves its walking tours, but there are some that aren’t for the faint hearted. Light a lantern, grab the garlic and embark on the walk of a lifetime (or otherwise).

Escape rooms

Test your problem-solving skills (and sanity) over brain-teasers and whodunits in these confined spaces.

Find clues and unlock secrets to survive TRAPT Bar & Escape Rooms

Find clues and unlock secrets to survive TRAPT Bar & Escape Rooms. [Photo: TRAPT]

Ghostly experiences

Halloween events are where it’s at this week – check out our pick of the bunch below.

  • Halloween Ghost CruiseEver been to an (un)happy hour? Board this haunted boat if you dare, but make sure the ghosts and zombies don’t learn you’re human.
  • Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice ExperienceThis is the real deal. Explore the halls at night with the hangman or if you’re feeling especially brave, take an evening ghost tour. Upcoming night tours run on various nights during the week.
  • The Haunted Bookshop: The internationally-acclaimed Haunted Bookshop is Australia’s leading occult bookshop, specialising in all things supernatural. The store reveals Melbourne’s mysterious side with books on magic, witchcraft, satanism, divination, tarot, ghosts, vampires and aliens – and it’s even the starting point for a haunted Melbourne walking tour.
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Head out on a ghostly tour this Halloween. [Photo: Lantern Ghost Tours]

  • Halloween Party Cruise: Spend this Halloween on board an awesome four-hour cruise. Enjoy fabulous live music, food and drinks – so get on board for a Halloween with a difference.
  • Dom Perignon Masquerade Party: Creep it real this week at the Ms Collins Dom Perignon Halloween Masquerade party.
  • Ghostbusters Halloween: If you’re looking for a Ghostbusters Halloween, join in the spooky madness at Alumbra this weekend.

Halloween costumes

Halloween isn’t as much fun when you don’t look the part, so stop past a costume shop soon to find your perfect alter ego.

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  1. Colby - 22 October 2015

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    Here’s one that is missing from your list… and it’s a big one!!!

    Luna Dark – Halloween at Melbourne’s Luna Park
    Nights of Fright & Days of Spooky Halloween Family Fun
    All Halloween Weekend 30th, October – 1st November 2015.

    With Unlimited Ride Ticket Discounts for people who dress up in full costume.
    During the night is NIGHT OF FRIGHTS and get 2-for-1 tickets at $49.50
    During the day is GOOSEBUMPS with 20% off tickets

    – Snakes and slimy creatures abound at Snakebuster’s reptile show
    – Join in with the Thrill the World dancers and show us your best Thriller moves
    – Visit the Carn-evil and find your way through our Haunted Maze
    – Try out your own funeral, in advance, at The Parlour Photo Set
    – See American Horror Story: Freakshow @ Luna Dark (Saturday night only)
    – There’s our Costume Competitions
    – And much, much more!

    More details at http://lunapark.com.au/x/luna-dark/