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Wickedly Fun Halloween Happenings in TNQ

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TNQ Writer

Swap your sun hat for a witch’s hat in Tropical North Queensland! These Halloween events turn paradise into a spooktacular playground, where eerie delights meet palm-sized potions. From kid-friendly boos to grown-up ghouls, we’ve got you covered!

Family Friendly Spooky fun

🦇 Halloween Night Walk

Gear up for a spooktacular Halloween Night Walk at Cairns Botanic Gardens with Aussie Macro Photos, where prices are slimmed down like a ghost’s waistline—perfect for savvy families. Meet the rainforest’s cool kids, like the White-lipped tree frogs and the fashion-forward Net-casting spiders. Dive into the nightlife of moths and insects, and catch the celebs of the night, from Micro-bats to Papuan Frogmouths.

When- 28th and 31st October 6 – 8 pm
Price- From $10 (child)

Family (2 adults, 2 children- $140, Adult 16+ ($60), Child (8-15)- $10

🎃 Halloween Party at Mt Sheridan Plaza

Calling all little monsters and creatures of the night! Halloween at Mt. Sheridan Plaza promises a free and spooky good time. No reservations needed—just dress up, grab your treat bag, and enjoy the mall’s activities. Children must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian.

When- 31st October 3-6pm
Price- Free

Fright Night at Skypark by aj hackett


 😱 Fright Night at Skypark by AJ Hackett

Gear up for a spine-tingling night at Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett and Bacardi’s After Dark Fright Night. As the sun sets, Skypark transforms into a haunting experience, offering breathtaking views and thrilling activities. Dress to impress in your most terrifying costume for a chance to win prizes in the “Best Dressed” competition. From adrenaline junkies to music lovers, this event has it all. This is an all ages event (age limits apply at the bar and on jumps).

When- 28th October
Price- $10 entry

Including a free drink on arrival. Jumps start from $69


Blockbusters Beneath the Sky

🧛🏻‍♂️ Rocky Horror Picture Show at Cairns Botanic Gardens

Get ready for Starry Night Cinema at Cairns Botanic Gardens—an outdoor halloween movie fiesta with the showing of  The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Join in on the audience fun and pack your fishnets and water pistol. Let’s Dress up for the best-dressed competition and BYO essentials—picnic rug, chair, and your festive spirit.

When- 28th October

Gates open – 5:30pm, best dressed competition – 7:30pm, film starts – 8pm.

Price- From $10 (child)

Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) $40.00
Adult- $20

Get your freak on

🧟‍♀️  Monster Ball at Gilligans

Gilligan’s Annual Halloween Monster Ball 2023 is gearing up to be EPIC, and they are turning the dial to 11 with the legendary Will Sparks headlining a night of continuous mayhem! Get involved with their best dressed competition with $500 cash & prizes, evil clown face painters, a 360-spinning photo booth, fallen angels, and more!The weekend extravaganza kicks off from Fri, Oct 27, to Sun, Oct 29 – brace yourselves for an unforgettable ride.


Free entry before 9 PM | $10 after


Free entry before 9 PM | $25 after


Dive in for free entry all day and night.

💀 Dance of the dead- Jack Hotel

Gear up for a hair-raising Halloween bash at The Jack with spooky attractions, chilling visuals, and treats like scary fairy floss and popcorn. Dress to impress, and the most spooky costumes could snag you a devilish $200 voucher.

When- 28th October | 8PM
Price- From $21.50

🤡 Funhouse at The Reef Hotel Casino

Embark on a blast from the past with a nod to their legendary New Year’s Eve soirée – it’s the grand return of Funhouse Part II, brought to you by The Reef Hotel Casino! This time around, you have the option to either embrace the spookiness in your attire or keep it casual. Get ready to groove the night away to the beats of a live band, making it a night you won’t soon forget.

When- 27 & 28 OCTOBER | 9PM


Opt for pineapple carving

Why not trade in your pumpkins for some juicy pineapples this year? It’s a win-win – you get to spice up your carving game and support Aussie farmers. Plus, after you’ve crafted your masterpiece, you can devour that pineapple goodness right away, pop it in the fridge, or freeze it for future fruity adventures in recipes and smoothies.

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