Halloween is ghost season, so what better way to celebrate (or is that commiserate?) these lost souls than trying to find them. Once a quarantine facility for newly arrived migrants, Q Station in Manly has been consistently voted one of the most haunted locations in Australia, so you know it's going to be really, really creepy.
North Head is dotted with gravestones and is the burial place of over 572 bodies. Many of the spirits that roam the area are the memories of British convicts and settlers who suffered horrifically from infectious diseases en route Down Under. While ghost tours run throughout the year, the special Halloween Ghostly Encounters tours are a cut above the rest. Each tour kicks off after the sun goes down and run for two-and-a-half hours across five nights, from Friday, October 26 through to the big spooky day itself.
If you're thinking that won't stop you from sleeping soundly, sign up for the Paranormal Investigation Experience on Halloween night. Rather than just looking for ghosts, you'll try to communicate with them and record their activity. This one costs $99 and is strictly for adults only.
The team encourages you to dress up Halloween-style to really get in to the spirit (or to raise them from the dead), so come in costume. If you've got it, haunt it.