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Halloween fun for everybody thanks to this year’s Darwin celebrations!

By Korgan Hucent

We know, we know!  It only feels like yesterday when the Trick or Treaters were hitting the streets and our doorbells with doting parents in toe, however, that time of the year is almost here again.  Halloween is becoming more and more popular by the year here in Australia, and if you haven’t gotten involved in the frivolities before, this may be the year to do so!

For many families, trick or treating with the kids or even hosting private Halloween parties or barbeques is the activity of choice!  Our team at Ray White Bayside recommend you check out Penny’s Fancy Dress Hire at Winnellie if you’re after costumes for 2016!

To get into the spirit of Halloween, here are a few ideas that are worth considering:

  • Darwin Ghost Tours: If you don’t feel like dressing up and going door to door as part of the Halloween fun, why not book in for an entertaining and informative – possibly scary – ghost tour?  Darwin Ghost Tours will take you to some of the city’s most historic locations.  Tours are presented by ghost tour experts, and the information presented has been compiled thanks to the research compiled by historians, ghost historians and the community.  Learn more about Darwin’s past, from the Bombing of Darwin to Cyclone Tracy!  Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by adults. For more info and to book, be sure to check out:
  • The Spooky Flick Under the Stars: Now, who’s going to say no to a scary flick under the stars?  This year from 7.30pm at the Deckchair Cinema you can see the supernatural horror film, “Lights Out”.  Rated M, the film is definitely suited to mature audiences.  Bring a blanket and watch the sun go down, before the movie starts!  You’ll also have access to drinks and snacks, thanks to the Kiosk Bar!  To find out more about what’s screening this Halloween, visit:
  • Fannie Bay Gaol: With a history dating back to 1883, Fannie Bay Gaol (not far from our office here at Ray White Bayside) is rumoured to be one of the most haunted places in Darwin!  Although there are no night time tours planned for Halloween, you can visit the site which is opened most days of the year.  Take in the history of this place or possibly even be spooked!  Be sure to take plenty of photos and check if any possibly other-worldly evidence appears!  You can find out more about Fannie Bay Gaol by visiting:
  • Hot Dub’s Halloween Special: On Friday 28th October kicking off at 10pm, experience festival headline favourite Hot Dub Time Machine!  Selling out worldwide, it’s an opportunity to get your dance on!  A huge act at Groovin the Moo and Splendour in the Grass, this is an 18+ event at Discovery Darwin on Mitchell Street.  For more info, check out:

So whatever you choose to do this year, have fun and enjoy the moment!  The Ray White Bayside team also recommends you refrain from clown costumes!

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