50% ghost tour + 50% haunted house = 100% spooky!
Ever wondered what happens up at Mount Stromlo after hours when the telescopes are packed away and the astronomers have gone home? Looking for an unusual but spooky Halloween experience? Join us on one of our after-dark, children-friendly Halloween tours of Mount Stromlo. Your guide, Halley C. Huntsman, will lead you through the historical web of Mount Stromlo, with a few spooky stories and encounters spun through…just in time for Halloween.
Registration is essential and costumes are encouraged. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear warm clothes and suitable enclosed shoes as walking will be part of this tour. See below FAQs for more extensive accessibility information. All visitors will be required to sign a release form upon check in.
Please bring your own torch! Mount Stromlo is a dark site with limited lighting and there may be uneven ground.
8:00-8:30pm: Appropriate for children aged 5-15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. BYO Trick-or-Treat bag!
8:45-9:15pm: All ages welcome.
9:30-10:00pm: All ages welcome.
There is also a one hour adults-only tour starting at 10:15pm. See here for more details and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/247689082586905/
What are the fitness requirements for the event?
The 30 minute ghost tours require a low level of fitness. The route is approximately 700 metres on grass as well as paved, gravel, and dirt roads. The majority of the route is at a gentle slope, with some moderate slopes. We strongly encourage everyone to wear suitable walking shoes.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public transport does not service Mount Stromlo Observatory. Your best option is to get a taxi/Uber from your location to Mount Stromlo. If you are driving to Mount Stromlo, there is plenty of free parking near the Visitor Centre. The boomgate will only open 15 minutes before each tour to avoid interrupting previous tours.