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Haunted holidays to take this Halloween!

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 5 October 2022

It’s that time of year again- Halloween!

Get out your Jack-o’-lantern’s and your cobwebs out to celebrate All-Hallows Day.

To get the ultimate Halloween experience, it’s worth investigating some haunted locations in your state and taking a weekend away.

If you’re looking for the best spots to camp for a spooky holiday this Halloween, continue on!

Picton, NSW

A small historic town located just 80kms SW of Sydney- Picton is known to be one of the most haunted towns in Australia.

Originally called Stonequarry, the town was founded in 1821 and is home to some spooky sights.

A reported ghost hotspot is the famous Redbank Range Railway Tunnel- with stories of tragic accidents within it’s walls.

The tale of Emily Bollard is popular with both locals and tourists alike- with claims some have seen a white flowing figure of a woman who has no face..

Another supposedly spooky spot is The Wollondilly Shire Hall- where 3 ghosts are said to haunt the building.

There are countless more spots with detailed history- perfect for a ghoul hunting holiday!

If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to visit this Halloween- check out some of these local caravan and camping parks you can stay:

Poplar Tourist Park, Camden

Oakdale Village Caravan Park

North Kapunda Hotel, SA

Arguably Australia’s most haunted hotel, The North Kapunda Hotel is a pub located in Kapunda in the beautiful South Australia.

The Hotel opened in November 1849 as the North Kapunda Arms, Garland Ox in 1853 and renamed the North Kapunda Hotel in 1856.

There are said to be four spirits roaming the grounds, one being the infamous “Man in Black”.

Various ghost tours are available with an option for everybody.

If you’re a real thrill-seeker, you can even opt to stay the night!

For the rest of us, here are some caravan parks in the local area to get your fix:

Discovery Parks- Varossa Valley

BIG4 Barossa Tourist Park

Aradale Lunatic Asylum, VIC

Having only just closed in 1998, Aradale Lunatic Asylum remains now as Australia’s largest abandoned mental institution.

It’s reported that over its 140 year tenure- thirteen thousand patients and staff died on site, some of whom still remain on the grounds..

You can walk through the old cemetery or stroll through the halls of the old asylum.

According to staff, ghostly occurrences are now practically commonplace.

For those looking to go for a ghouly hunt, check out some of the caravan parks in the local area:

Acacia Caravan Park

G’Day Parks Ararat

Military Gaol, TAS

Established in 1814, the military barracks remain one of the most haunted sites in Tasmania.

Named by a Governor at the time “Barrack Hill”, the site was used as accomodation for soldiers and officers.

There was a hospital, a guard house and the now dreaded military gaol.

Two hour tours are offered for those brave enough to take it on after dark..

For those looking to take on the paranormal investigation- you can stay at some of the local caravan parks:

Discovery Parks Mortington Hobart

BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist Park

Slaughter Falls, QLD

With a name like Slaughter Falls, it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that there is a rich history behind the name.

A beacon for tragedy, Slaughter Falls has earned quite the reputation for it’s spooky atmosphere.

Speculated to have once been host to countless Satanic rituals, this scenic spot is a fantastic place to go for a historic hike.

If you’re keen on visiting this spooky spot, check out some of these local caravan and camping parks you can stay in the Greater Brisbane region:

Brisbane Holiday Village

Brisbane Gateway Resort

BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

Fremantle Prison, WA

Claimed to be one of Australia’s most haunted jails, Fremantle Prison is said to be home countless spirits.

The Fremantle Prison is the largest convict-built structure in Western Australia and was built as barracks for convicts in the 19th century!

The prison has an extremely bleak history not for the faint of heart.

There are said to be two ghosts haunting the area: Martha Rendell in the Catholic chapel and Jack the library ghost.

If this sounds like a ghostly spot you’d like to visit this Halloween- here are some local caravan parks for you to stay at:

Fremantle Village

Discovery Parks Coogee Beach

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