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By Ellie Grounds and Leisha Kapor
October 28, 2019
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By Ellie Grounds and Leisha Kapor
October 28, 2019
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Halloween is ghost season, so what better way to celebrate (or, maybe, 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 more than 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 tours are a cut above the rest. There's the always popular Ghostly Encounters — a two-and-half-hour storytelling experience for those that want the nitty-gritty details of the station's tragic history — and the 90-minute Halloween Scream tour through the infamous shower block, the haunted hospital and the dreaded morgue.

There are two bars on site slinging haunted cocktails, and Frankenstein will be hosting (un)happy hour from 5.30–9pm on Halloween night itself.

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.

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