Things are getting a little bit eerie in Brisbane, as October 31st draws closer and the jack o’ lanterns appear. Ready to fright and delight, a collection of spectacular Halloween displays have taken over homes across the city and visitors are being treated to phenomenal experiences! Curious to see for yourself? We’ve found all the extraordinary displays that will really haunt you…
Brisbane’s north side
A favourite amongst locals and Halloween-lovers alike, the dazzling Lights on Parker Avenue spectacle at 33 Parker Avenue Northgate is truly spellbinding. Adorned with almost countless tiny bulbs synchronised to music, the home hosts a spooky disco each night until October 31st – expect classic Halloween tunes mashed up with hits such as Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ and AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’.
Another mesmerising display featuring lights, Terror on Topham in Bald Hill’s Topham Street also includes a heart-racing maze and a creepy carnival-inspired theme – enter if you dare! Haven’t yet had your fill of hair-raising experiences? Brave the ‘maze of mayhem’ at The Best Little Haunt House in Nundah. Taking place in 23 Sylvan Avenue, the display runs both child-friendly ‘no jump scares’ sessions and scarier sessions later in the evening for those wanting to test their bravery. A short drive away, the ‘Poison Pumpkin Patch’ display at Bracken Ridge’s 27 Enbrook Street is equally funny and scary with its cheeky skeletons and monstrous spiders.
Brisbane’s south side
Becoming such a massive phenomenon each year, the Morgue at Rochedale display has had to move from its suburban home to the Rochedale Tigers RLFC to secure more space. What do you do with such a massive venue? Fill it with multiple blood-chilling mazes, dedicated Halloween craft areas and even a candy cannon, of course! Do not miss…
A little further afield, 3 Blackton Street in Logan Central transforms its front and side yards into an eerie fever dream for its Nightmare on Blackton Street display – think creepy dolls, graveyards and a mysterious ghost ship.
Also worth adding to the ‘must-see’ list, the Bellbowrie Haunted House display at 14 Conebush Crescent has been scaring visitors since 2013 and is known for its horrifying mazes.
One last spine-tingling sight? Open to the public on Halloween night only, The Magical Haunted Garden at 7 Wisteria Court in Victoria Point will be both beautifully whimsical and thrillingly spooky.
Tips for trick or treaters
Synonymous with American culture, ‘trick or treating’ is quickly becoming a new tradition across Brisbane and a number of residents are welcoming visitors to enjoy a little Halloween-style fun. Perfect for finding exactly where to go in your area, Brisbane Halloween Lovers has put together a helpful map showing ideal times to go and what you might discover.
Wherever your trick or treating takes you, remember to avoid any loose and unpackaged sweets to ensure safety. Also, be cautious on roads if wandering about and always be respectful of any displays – a lot of work has gone into these amazing spectacles and we simply love to see it!
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