By Leigh O’Connor.
A haunting we will go on Sunday, October 31 as Australians prepare for a coffin break and free broom rides come Halloween.
Ghosts will gather as ghoulish guests are welcomed at restaurants and venues around the country, all celebrating the night zombies, witches and little monsters prowl the streets.
Please remove your boos, sit for a spell and have some brew as we fly around Australia checking out the best places to park your broom and enjoy a Franken-tastic time…Happy Howl-o-ween!
Join Eerie Tours for a spooktacular time this Halloween.
Set against the backdrop of Ballarat's beautiful Gothic-inspired architecture, Eerie Tours will provide you with a night of uncanny occurrences and tales of the birth of the Australian spirit...in more ways than one. Join the fun on Friday, October 29 for a special five-hour Halloween ghost tour of the Aradale Lunatic Asylum and be afraid...be very afraid!
From spooky brain smash cakes to bloody bone cookies, cauldron cupcakes, Halloween baking kits and even treats for your dogs, Miss Noble on Minnie Street in Yarraville has the scariest night of the year covered. Everything is baked and decorated in house at this new store, while the takeaway café serves delicious coffee, along with freshly baked treats for you and your four-legged friends.
Cauldron cupcakes and brain smash cakes await at Miss Noble.
Expect spookylicious Halloween specials for all at Éclair in Hampton, from scary cupcakes to dressing up in your best witch’s hat. This French café, patisserie and boulangerie on Hampton Street dishes up a little slice of Paris on the plate, whether seeking freshly-baked baguettes and sourdough to devouring Danishes, savoury and sweet muffins, pain au chocolat and beef bourguignon pies.
Join the ghostly fun at Éclair for treats to tempt all little and big monsters.
Sister venues Settle Gretel Café on McLeod Road in Carrum and Love Gretel on Culcairn Drive in Frankston have your Halloween trick or treats covered. Owners Shannon and Harley bring contemporary flair and a passion for good food and service to the kitchen, alongside flamboyant personalities; drop by and check out innovative menus sure to tempt all taste buds.
The GC’s only New York-style eatery, Easy Street Diner on Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach is gearing up to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve in true American fashion with decorations, zombies, food and drink specials. Beats, beers and burgers are what have hungry locals and visitors returning time and again to this funky diner with Super Heroes on the walls and red checked napkins on the tables.
Easy Street Diner is the place to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve in true American style.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with a party at Lime Mexican Circle on Cavill on Surfers Paradise Boulevard in Surfers Paradise. Live entertainment, food and beverage specials and an amazing atmosphere to party with family and friends await those brave enough to venture out on Halloween and join the spiritual action.
Day of the Dead party action at Lime Mexican Circle on Cavill.
Whatever you choose, creep it real on Sunday and don’t be a jerk-o-lantern. Click here for more haunted venues near you.