Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Nearby Events

Stay up-to-date with the current activities and attractions taking place near the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour. Near the city centre and on the beautiful Darling Harbour, our hotel offers you easy access to the best of what’s on in Sydney.

  • Australia Day at The Ternary

    Celebrate Australia Day with The Ternary, indulge yourself with a delicious buffet dinner for $89.00 per person including oysters and prawns From 5pm - 10pm

    Every Year Darling Harbour plays host to the nation’s biggest harbourside party every year on 26 January! Australia Day

    Darling Harbour has a free program of family-friendly fun, music and entertainment, making Darling Harbour the perfect place to celebrate our nation’s day. 

    At The Ternary, we have some of the best views of the famous Darling Harbour fireworks that go off with a bang on Australia Day. The bar and lounge will be open all day to enjoy refreshments while the restaurant will be open for dinner from 6:00pm - 10:00pm.

  • New Year's Eve at the Garden Bar

    $50.00 Entry Fee including a drink on arrival

    Spaces are limited, book now to reserve you tickets & avoid disapointment

    About the Garden Bar at The Ternary

    This relaxed garden-like setting with sweeping views of the Sydney city skyline will be the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sunshine

    Join us at the Garden Bar at The Ternary for the New Year's Eve Party

    Cost: $50 entry fee including drink on arrival

    Location: 100 Murray St, Pyrmont, In-between Novotel and ibis Sydney on Darling Harbour

    Event duration: 5PM until 12:30AM

    Entertainment: Live DJ

    BBQ menu available on the night


  • 12 Days of Christmas Fireworks

    FESTIVE FIREWORKS - Top off a magical festive night with Harbourside fireworks.

    Enjoy a free spectacular fireworks shows over Darling Harbour

    12 days of fireworks every evening leading up to Christmas will add some extra pop and sparkle to the festive season.

    For 12 nights before Christmas, the sky above Cockle Bay will blaze with big, bright, beautiful festive fireworks

    COST: Free

    DATE: 13 to 24 December - From 9pm

    LOCATION: Cockle Bay Wharf / Darling Harbour

    WHEN: December 13-24th 2016

    View more information about this event

  • Serbian Festival 2017

    Welcome to the largest Serbian Festival in the Southern Hemisphere

    Date: 4 – 5 Feb 2017

    Location: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour.

    Discover the heart of Serbia and join us at the Serbian Festival in Sydney. Infuse yourself with the cultural traditions of this European country and enjoy a weekend of exciting performances, fun activities for the family, music, delicious food, competitions and much more!

    View the Offical Sydney Serbian Festival Website

  • The Hunger Games Exhibition at ICC

    The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and history of the world of Panem features iconic costumes, props, and set recreations that highlight the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that brought this world to life. High-tech, hands-on interactives let you dive into exciting behind-the-scenes content, engage deeply with the world of the films, and discover a whole new side of the stories that took the world by storm.

    igniting fans of the blockbuster The Hunger Games film franchise as never before. Immersive themed environments, over one thousand authentic props and costumes, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films. Head inside the brand new ICC in iconic Darling Harbour, Sydney and witness the first exhibition to be held inside!

    December 20th 2016 - February 04th 2017 Coming Soon to ICC Sydney Darling Harbour, located at 321 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

    See full information about this event at the offical Hunger Games Exhibition site

    Tickets available at Ticketek

  • Voyage to the Deep at National Maritime Museum

    Opens 14 December 2016

    Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited.

    At the centre of this fantasy world is the giant Nautilus where kids can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible…they can take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities full of wonderful marine specimens. There’s even a bubbly pipe organ to play and a galley full of strange foods to discover!

    Kids can then slip on a dive suit and venture through the world below the waves, including the octupus’ garden with its giant clam shell and a giant squid to slide down, and then wander through the maze of seaweed in the kelp forest. They can also hunt for treasure in the wreck of a Spanish galleon or explore the lost world of Atlantis.

    Visitors will also learn real facts about our oceans today, from information on different ocean habitats and their sea creatures to the devastating impact of ghost nets (discarded or abandoned fishing nets) on marine wildlife.

    And during the school holidays, there’s plenty of associated activities to keep families entertained when visiting Voyage to the Deep. Don’t miss the kids’ craft and dress-up sessions, ghost net weaving, hands on Cabinet of Curiosities and tours for the under 5s.

    There’s also a fun family theatre show from the award-winning Money Baa Theatre Company – Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. The 35-minute shows will run twice daily from 28 December to 22 January (excl. Fridays and 1-2 January) in the museum’s theatre.

    Voyage to the Deep opens to the public on 14 December 2016. Entry is included in the museum’s Big Ticket $30 adults, $18 child/concession or $75 families (2 adults + 3 children).

    Voyage to the Deep has been developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum and will remain on show until February 2017. For full details about the exhibition and the associated school holiday activities, visit  or call 02 9298 3777.

  • Penguin Expedition at Sealife Sydney

    The Penguin Expedition is an immersive experience allowing you to get up close and personal to a spectacular colony of King and Gentoo penguins during a sensory and educational sub-Antarctic boat journey!

    A world first-of-its kind penguin exhibit where guests can get up close and personal to a spectacular colony of King and Gentoo Penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

    A continuous chain of boats, each with a capacity of 8 guests, running all day every day carries guests on a journey along the river, through the heart of the colony.

    Immersive ride-through adventure

    Inspired by Macquarie Island – an Australian owned island that lies in the south-west Pacific Ocean – Penguin Expedition creates an explorer out of each and every guest as they travel in a raft through a rugged sub-Antarctic environment at a cool-but-comfortable six degrees Celsius.

    The voyage includes getting face-to-flipper in an awe-inspiring recreation of the penguins’ home, including magical flurries of snow, whistling winds and the stunning southern lights.

    This amazing new discovery aims to educate guests by highlighting the impacts of plastic pollution and habitat destruction affecting these majestic birds.

    Amazing discoveries await after disembarking thanks to the researchers at the Macquarie Island Explorer Hut. Guests will find out about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s penguin breeding program and what they can do to help conserve Macquarie Island.

    View the Sydney Sealife Aquarium Website for full details about exciting activity

  • Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

    Egyptian Mummies - Opens 10 December 2016

    Think you know mummies? Think again.

    Come face-to-face with six ancient Egyptian mummies and use the latest technology to go beyond the wrappings and discover what lies beneath in Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, open 10 December 2016 until 25 April 2017.

    Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago will be on display alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations that unlock hidden secrets of mummification and provide a unique insight into the everyday lives of ancient Egyptians.

    Did these mummified individuals suffer from poor health during their life? What is the significance of the paintings that adorn a coffin? How were bodies mummified to grant the deceased eternal life in the netherworld? These and other questions are answered by the mummies themselves, thanks to the cutting-edge technology utilised in this exhibition, and the age, sex, identity, state of health and mummification of each mummy will be revealed.

    Although these mummies are still wrapped, technological developments have enabled curators and researchers to virtually explore the lives of six ancient Egyptians and reveal the secrets of the mummies while preserving and respecting their original condition.

    The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

    Visitors are advised that this exhibition contains human remains and CT scan images of mummified human remains.

    Find out more about this amazing exhibition at the Power House Musuem in Sydney (Powerhouse Musuem Website)