The freakiest time of the year is here. Yep, we’re talking Halloween. It’s time to dust off that pumpkin suit, locate those bunny ears (jokes) or head to one of Auckland’s best costume shops and embrace the celebration.
While most of us have exceeded the age of acceptable trick-or-treating, there are still plenty of places to have a hair-raisingly good time this Halloween. From a horror maze to a Bollywood party to getting a tattoo, Auckland has it all.
Here are the best things to do in Auckland this Halloween.
The Vault Halloween Horror Maze
Get ready for the spookiest, freakiest event of Halloween. The Vault Halloween Horror Maze transports you to the dark depths of a psychopath’s mind, filled with screaming victims and twisted thoughts. At this Kingsland maze, you’ll be kidnapped, blindfolded and locked up with the walls closing in. With groups of three or four, you’ll be forced to find an escape—something that will take you an estimated 15 – 25 mins. Sheer terror.
Kingsland Block Party
If a being locked in a maze while blindfolded isn’t your thing, then make a beeline for Kingsland who is hosting a Block Party. Local faves The Kingslander, Citizen Park, The Portland Public House, Neighbourhood Brew Bar, Flight 605, The Vault and Body FX coming together for a night of spooks and booze for Halloween. Grab your passport and hop through the bars—early birds receive a complimentary drink from each bar, as well as a ticket to the horror maze. There will be live music, DJs and spot prizes for the first 200 people, so get in quick.
Bombay Talkies: Halloween 2018 At Tom Tom Bar & Eatery
Mix up your Halloween with a little Bollywood at Tom Tom Bar and Eatery. That’s right, in celebration of Diwali, expect a night of vibrant colour, killer costumes and live music from DJs including Charlie and Bally Sagoo. Click here for more information and tickets.
Wicked Halloween Party At Mikano
Double double toil and trouble, witches are set to brew epic cocktails at Mikano Restaurant from 10pm until the wee hours of the morning. Get into the spirit by dressing up in your scariest costume and head to this Parnell restaurant for a Wicked Halloween Party. Expect all the fun and thrills with their resident ghosts and make your way to the horror Haveli dance floor. Shake those bones to desi and urban beats with special guest DJ Horror.
Halloween Flash Day At Til Death Tattoo
If you’ve been dreaming of getting inked, why not take it next level and do something dramatic and a little spooky? Til Death Tattoo in Newmarket is hosting a party with drinks and snacks this Sunday and you can get inked with discounted Halloween-designs. Feeling super brave? Then take a chance on the tattoo roulette...you won’t forget this Halloween for a while.
Hell’oween At Spookers
Welcome to hell on earth. The team at Auckland’s famous haunted venue, Spookers are once again taking things up a notch this Halloween. You can expect nightmares for months after visiting the attractions, including The Woods, The Haunted House, Disturbia and the swamp-like The Fog. Round up the gang, grab a torch and welcome death, despair and terror.
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