Our Guide To The Perfect Halloween Down Under

As the leaves turn crimson and the air grows crisp, Halloween enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate the spookiest night of the year. But what about those of us in the Land Down Under, where October brings not the chill of autumn, but the bloom of spring? Fear not, for Halloween has found its own unique groove on this sun-soaked continent, blending the traditions of the Northern Hemisphere with an unmistakable Aussie twist.

In this blog, we're embarking on a thrilling journey through the perfect Halloween experience in Australia. Read below if you dare...

Trick-or-Treat Aussie Style: Australian Candy and Treats

 Trick or treating down under takes on a unique twist, blending the spooky spirit of Halloween with the unmistakable flavour of Aussie lollies. In this section, we'll uncover the sweet secrets of Australia's top lollies for trick or treating, from classic favourites to mouthwatering surprises. 

Allen's Fantales

One could make a case for these being Australia's chewiest lollies, these delightful morsels combine the flavours of caramel and chocolate into a delectable treat. Plus, they come with trivia quizzes on each wrapper, how cool!

Find out more about them here.

Chupa Chups Lollipops

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a lollipop. Individually wrapped, they make for a perfect trick or treating snack.

Find out more about them here.

Cadbury Freddo

A beloved member of the Aussie lolly family. Who doesn't like them? Perfect for the picky trick or treaters as it's made from 100% milk chocolate.

Find out more about them here.

DIY Aussie Halloween Decor: Spookify Your Space

As October 31st draws near, it's time to transform your space into a haven for all things eerie, creepy, and downright thrilling. In this section, we'll delve into some creative ways to 'spookify' your space for Halloween, Down Under style.

Fake Web Decorations

Around the $1-$2 mark, this is a super way to turn your house into a spooky haven! With it being easy to use, it makes for a fun decorating activity as a family also. Go on, scare your visitors!

Find out more about it here.

Halloween Fright Tape

You can also find this eerie item for around $2. Featuring a cautionary welcome to your guests, the pack includes 3 different tape designs which means triple the tricks!

Find out more about it here.

Halloween Tomb Stones

Set up your dastardly display this Halloween with tombstone garden decorations. Ranging in a variety of sizes and prices, there is a tombstone perfect for every yard. Trick or treaters will be shaking in their boots!

Find out more about it here.

Halloween Movie Night: Aussie Horror Films to Watch in Bed

Get ready to dim the lights and huddle under your blankets because this Halloween, we're taking you on a thrilling cinematic journey through the heart-pounding world of Australian horror films. While Australia may be renowned for its stunning landscapes and sunny beaches, it also has a dark side that has been masterfully captured on the silver screen. Warning - this may spook you out. Continue reading if you dare...

Wolf Creek (2005)

In the heart of the Australian outback, where the vast, desolate landscape can be as menacing as any monster, "Wolf Creek" takes horror to a whole new level. Inspired by true events, this bone-chilling film follows a group of backpackers as they cross paths with a sadistic and relentless outback killer. The tension builds steadily as they find themselves stranded in the wilderness, hunted like prey. "Wolf Creek" is an intense and gruesome journey that will have you on the edge of your seat, making it a perfect pick for Halloween night.

The Babadook (2014)

If you're looking for a psychological thriller that gets under your skin, "The Babadook" is a must-watch. This Australian film explores the dark depths of grief and motherhood through a sinister pop-up book and a menacing presence that haunts a troubled family. It's a slow-burning horror that relies on atmosphere and psychological terror rather than jump scares. "The Babadook" has earned a reputation as a modern horror classic, making it an ideal choice for a spine-tingling Halloween night.

The Others (2001)

While "The Others" is technically a Spanish-American production, it features Nicole Kidman in a leading role and was partially filmed in Australia. This atmospheric haunted house thriller takes place on a fog-covered island after World War II. Kidman plays a mother who becomes convinced that her old, darkened mansion is haunted. As she grapples with her two light-sensitive children and eerie occurrences in the house, the tension steadily mounts, leading to a twist that will leave you reeling. With its haunting cinematography and superb performances, "The Others" is a timeless classic for those who appreciate slow-burning, gothic horror on Halloween night.

Aussie inspired Halloween treat - step by step

Spooky Fruit Kebabs

Found on Taste.com and inspired by Coles Magazine, these fruit skewers are an easy way to entice the kids to eat their fruit. Not only do they look great, they are nutritious, making for the perfect healthy kids party food idea.


  • 1/2 Rockmelon - seeded
  • 1/2 Honeydew melon - seeded
  • 4 Kiwifruit - peeled
  • 250g Strawberries
  • 12 Large vanilla marshmallows
  • Writing icing - to decorate
Method Steps
  1. Use a melon baller to scoop balls from rockmelon and honeydew melon. Use a small round cutter to cut discs from kiwifruit. Use a small sharp knife to cut mouths from some of the strawberries.
  2. Thread the rockmelon, honeydew melon, kiwifruit, marshmallows and strawberries onto bamboo skewers. Decorate with writing icing.

Most importantly, Halloween down under is all about bringing people together, whether you're celebrating with friends, family, or newfound mates. So, get ready to experience the thrill of the spooky season while enjoying the warmth of Australian hospitality. With the right blend of creativity, tradition, and community, you're well on your way to having the ultimate Halloween down under that you'll cherish for years to come. Why not grab some matching PJs for you and your spooky crew while you're at it? Happy Halloween!

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