Spooky ways to celebrate Halloween

by Elisa Parry

Ghost stories. People love them or hate them. Being a self-confessed scaredy-cat with an overreactive imagination, I can’t say that I’m particularly fond of them. But sometimes curiosity wins over, and I’ll find myself on a ghost tour, or reluctantly touring some haunted historical house jumping out of my skin at every suspicious sound. If you’re going to do one, you may as well go all out and lock one in for Halloween. Cemetary tour, anyone? The older the spookier they say…

Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour
Point Cook Homestead ghost tour

If you ask me, just looking at this photo is enough to send me running in the other direction. But, if you’re braver than I (which isn’t hard, let’s be honest) you’re very welcome to step inside the haunted home of the Chrinside family. This homestead is full of supernatural secrets just waiting to be uncovered… (read: jump out and scare the pants off you).

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Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour
Pentridge Prison ghost tour

Extremely high paranormal activity has been recorded in Pentridge Prison over the years… So if you were sensible, you’d probably want to steer well clear… However, if you’re in the mood for a thrilling ghost story or two with a side serve of the history of one of Melbourne’s longest-serving prisons, this experience is for you.

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Southport Cemetery Paranormal Activity Ghost Tour

Southport Cemetery paranormal activity ghost tour

Warning: this isn’t your average cemetery tour… This experience involves trying to make contact with ghosts through the use of divining rods, KII meters and divination tools. Are you ready to meet some of the most famous ghosts of the Gold Coast?

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J Ward Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour
J Ward Lunatic Asylum ghost tour

Prepare to enter one of Victoria’s most haunted properties. The J Ward Lunatic Asylum was home of the criminally insane. Your expert guide will share all the spooky stories of the Asylums most infamous inmates. Good luck not having nightmares after this tour.

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The Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
Old Melbourne ghost tour

Discover Melbourne’s dark and scandalous past. Your host, a paranormal enthusiast will regale you with eerie tales from the 1900s. There are no staged hauntings, so any spooky things you see are the real deal…

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Altona Homestead Ghost Tour
Altona Homestead ghost tour

While the previous residents of the Langhorne family home are long deceased, it’s safe to say that their spirits may not all have left the premises…

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