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.

  • This is a Voice @ Powerhouse Museum

    Contemplate the power of voice before and beyond words and explore the human voice in this immersive exhibition.

    Experience the human voice, how it locates us socially, geographically and psychologically, and learn how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training.

    Designed as an acoustic journey, delve inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to discover how meaning and emotions are conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation.

    Blending performance, video, visuals and sound, This is a Voice presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

    Download the exhibition guide.

    This is a Voice is a Wellcome Collection exhibition produced in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

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  • Crocodile Encounter Experience at Wild Life Sydney

    WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo welcome the brand-new 'Crocodile Encounter' experience!

    This Crocodile Encounter experience features an interactive crawl space and pop-up window and tunnels. The new experience allows you to come eye-to-eye with one of Australia's most dangerous animals - the Saltwater Crocodile.

    Find out more and book this experience online: https://www.wildlifesydney.com.au/news/brand-new-crocodile-experience-1

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  • Footy Show 2017 Grand Final

    Yes it’s time!!! Time for this year’s Grand Final Footy Show spectacular being held at the sensational new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour on Thursday the 28th September.

    Come and see both Grand Final teams in their final appearance together before kick-off in Sunday’s NRL Premiership decider.

    American rockers Everclear will perform their smash hit Santa Monica LIVE, as well as more MASSIVE musical surprises to be announced in the coming weeks.

    Be close enough to touch a cavalcade of past and present NRL Superstars in our world famous Player Revue. One lucky audience member gets the opportunity to Pass for Pesos …  with a chance to win up to $???,000. Yes, that could be you!

    Event Location: ICC Theatre Sydney

    Event Date & Time: 28th September 2017 at 7:30PM

    Tickets are limited and will sell quickly, so cop the heads up and get in early for the VIP packages for the pre-show function where you can get up close and personal with all of the hosts and those players past and present appearing on the night.

    This is an all aged family show; so pack the kids in the party bus and get on down!!.

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  • Tina Arena | Greatest Hits Tour

    Australian pop icon Tina Arena has announced she'll be going on the road to celebrate the release of her new Greatest Hits & Interpretations double album with the Innocence to Understanding Tour.

    A 40-year recording career by any singer is an extraordinary milestone, and Tina Arena is the only Australian artist to earn a gold or platinum certification for each of her original albums, in every decade since the 1970s right through to now. In fact, every album in her career has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

    Event Location: ICC Theatre Sydney

    Event Time: Saturday 23rd September 2017

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  • Mamooths | Giants of the ice age

    For millions of years, mammoths roamed the Earth. Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age transports visitors to a world dominated by these colossal creatures, that weighed up to eight tons and bore tusks up to 5 metres long. 

    Discover fossils, life-size replicas and a 42,000-year-old real preserved baby mammoth, Lyuba. Investigate current theories about their DNA and extinction and unravel the biological and paleontological mysteries of these awe-inspiring land mammals.

    EVENT DATES: 18 November 2017 to 13 May 2018

    EVENT LOCATION: Australian Museum

    Baby woolly mammoth Lyuba was discovered in 2007 by a Siberian herder and his two sons. This will be the first time the near fully intact specimen has been on display in the southern hemisphere.

    Mammoths survived on the wind-swept icy lands of the northern hemisphere. Great beasts weighing up to eight tonnes, standing as tall as 4 metres and bearing tusks up to five metres long, they were wonderfully successful creatures of the Ice Age. But despite their size and ability to adapt to different habitats, these early cousins of the elephant eventually went extinct, leaving us an abundant fossil record, particularly in the vast, deep-freeze of Siberian permafrost.

    Developed by the internationally renowned Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibition includes a rich collection of fossils, casts and cave drawings showing evidence of how early humans hunted and honoured these massive creatures.

    Mammoths lived alongside with humans for thousands of years and were a source of food for early people, along with serving as artistic inspiration. Artwork dating from between 35,000 and 10,000 years ago will also be on display in the form of miniature carvings made of bone, stone and mammoth ivory from mammoth tusks

    Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age explores not only how these Ice Age creatures lived, forming herds similar in social structure to those of modern elephants, but also how they became extinct including the impact of climate change, human predation and other factors.

    Find out more: https://australianmuseum.net.au/event/mammoths

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  • NRL Premiership Grand Final 2017

    Be in Sydney to witness Australia's biggest and most entertaining sporting spectacle, the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

    This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Visit the NRL website for activities that will appeal to all ages including meeting the player's during Grand Final week at Sydney's Darling Harbour.

    For more information: www.nrl.com

  • The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

    Elementary? Maybe for Sherlock Holmes, but how will you fare when you try to solve a captivating, original mystery in the tradition of the master detective? Find out for yourself when The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes premieres at the Powerhouse Museum on Saturday 3 June 2017.

    For the first time in Australia, be transported back to Sherlock Holmes’ Victorian London and crack the case by conducting your own experiments in this interactive exhibition that is perfect for the whole family.

    Before taking on the challenge, enter Sherlock’s world and explore the study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, doctor-turned-author and the man behind the legend. See original manuscripts and first editions, visit one of the world’s most accurate recreations of 221B Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Watson.

    Plus immerse yourself in the most comprehensive display of Sherlock pop culture items since his creation 127 years ago, including costumes, props and behind the scenes equipment from the hit CBS television show Elementary and the BBC’s Sherlock, as well as Warner Bros.’ recent Sherlock Holmes movies.

    So whether you’re a Sherlockian fanatic, a mini sleuth, have a keen interest in science and history or just a fan of pop culture, an ear to the ground and an eye for observation are elementary when The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes opens at the Powerhouse Museum.

    Hurry along! The game’s afoot! Tickets are on sale now. Pre-book and save with Ticketek.

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  • Sydney Film Musical Festival

    The first annual Sydney Film Music Festival, a unique film and musexperience kicking off on October 13 at ICC Sydney Theatre. Across three nights, audiences will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a selection of cinematic masterpieces, with their iconic scores performed by a live symphony orchestra

    Where: ICC Sydney

    When: 13-15 October 2017

    13th October: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

    14th October: Gladiator

    15th October: Dreamworks Animation In Concert

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  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by this year’s finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on show for the first time at the museum.

    One of the winning images is by Australian author, explorer and conservation photographer Michael Aw. His image, A whale of a mouthful, shows an imposing Bryde’s whale, ripping through a mass of sardines and gulping hundreds in a single pass.

    The international tour spans six continents and allows the images to be seen by millions of people.

    EVENT DATES + TIMES: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 9:30 am - Monday, 9 October 2017 at 5:00 pm

    EVENT LOCATION: Australian National Maritime Museum - 2 Murray Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

    About this event:

    The competition was launched in 1965 and now receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. There are 21 categories for both adults and younger photographers exploring the world’s natural environment.

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  • Oz Comic-Con Sydney

    Oz Comic-Con Sydney returns to the all new International Convention Center Darling Harbour this September 30 - October 1 2017

    Bringing you the biggest names in comics, TV, movies, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy and animation!

    WHEN: September 30th - Ocotber 1st, 2017

    Show Hours:
    Saturday, 9am – 6pm
    Sunday, 9am – 6pm

    WHERE: ICC Sydney

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  • The Wiggly Christmas Big Show

    The Wiggles present - The Wiggly Christmas Big Show

    There's no business like snow business! The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as Do the Propeller and Rock A Bye Your Bear, as well as Christmas songs like Go Santa Go! You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and for the first time ever, it will snow on stage! 

    The Wiggles have been entertaining children around the world for over 26 years, Blue Wiggle Anthony says, “It’s wonderful to see children who once saw The Wiggles are now bringing their children to see us perform!” Last year The Wiggles performed 330 shows in 150 locations to over 330,000 fans, making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group. 

    The Wiggly Christmas Big Show will get your tinsel-toes tapping, and there’s no chance The Wiggles will snow down anytime in the near future! See Emma, Lachy, Simon, Anthony, Dorothy, Wags, Henry, The Captain, Santa and his reindeers in the BIGGEST show in snow business! Buy your tickets soon as they’ll sell like… Hot Potatoes!

    WHEN: 10 December 2017

    TIME: Show starts from 10:00am

    LOCATION: ICC Sydney

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  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.

    BEAUTIFUL is the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

    Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo artists in popular music history, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, Tapestry and Locomotion.

    Find out more and book now

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  • My Fair Lady | Capitol Theatre

    Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady comes to the Capitol Theatre under the direction of Julie Andrews.

    Opera Australia and John Frost take pride in presenting the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.

    Director Julie Andrews has assembled a cast of theatre royalty for this 60th anniversary production. The stellar line-up includes Downton Abbey star Charles Edwards as Henry Higgins, Anna O’Byrne as Eliza Doolittle, Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle, Robyn Nevin as Mrs. Higgins and Joel Parnis as Freddy. The role of Colonel Pickering is played by Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Deidre Rubenstein plays Mrs. Pearce.

    My Fair Lady is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. The clash of cultures sparks some of musical theatre’s most witty dialogue and jubilant songs including Wouldn’t it Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.

    Don’t miss the musical hailed by The Australian as ‘Miraculous. Ridiculously Beautiful’, about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Henry Higgins.

    Location: Capitol Theatre

    Event Dates: 24th August - 1st October 2017

    For more information: www.myfairladymusical.com.au

  • Foo Fighters Live in Sydney

    Hearts, minds and attendance records are set to be blown in January 2018 as Foo Fighters return in support of their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold.

    Foo Fighters will be joined at all shows by very special guests Weezer, plus a local opener from each city on the tour.

    WHEN: Saturday 27 January

    WHERE: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

  • Celtic Women - Voices of Angels Tour

    Accompanied by a talented group of musicians and dancers, the world-class performing collective celebrates Irelands’ rich music and cultural heritage, bringing a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Celtic Woman has sold more than 10 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. 

    International musical sensation and 2017 Grammy Nominee, Celtic Woman will return to Australia with their brand new tour, Voices of Angels. The tour will showcase the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduce the breathtaking new Celtic violinist, Tara McNeil.

    Named Billboard's #1 World Music Artist of the Year six times, each of its 11 CDs (including Voices of Angels) has debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Album chart. Celtic Woman has also scored two Top 10 debuts on Billboard's influential album chart and five Top Five DVDs on Billboard's Top Video chart, as well as achieving platinum-level sales in nine countries.

    When: 28 September, 2017

    Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

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  • Cirque du Soleil - TORUK

    Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil's "Toruk"  transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting.

    Location: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

    Show Opening: 19th October 2017

    Show Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes, including a 25 minute intermission 

    Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility.

    Book Tickets today

    Take a tour behind the curtain of this immersive live experience with exclusive videos, image galleries and more HERE

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  • Culture Club with Special Guests

    Culture Club Live at The ICC Sydney with Special Guests - Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Eurogliders & Hoseah Partsch

    WHEN: Friday 1st December 2017

    WHRE:  ICC Sydney

    International superstars Culture Club have announced they will be touring Australia later this year.  Lead by front man, Boy George, who is currently endearing himself to new Australian audiences as their favourite coach on TV’s top rated show, The Voice, this tour is bound to take Culture Club to a large legion of new fans.

    Special guests for all shows will be Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey,who will play hits live for the first time in 27 years.  For nearly three decades, fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the biggest bands of the 80’s.  

    Support Act will be local favourites, Eurogliders, who once again captivate audiences with their sophisticated and high-energy brand of pop.

    Perth audiences are in for a very special treat – they will also seeThe Human League on the line-up for this super 80’s extravaganza.  The Human League have sold millions of records, inspired two generations of artists, written some of the all-time great classic pop songs, had No. 1’s across the world.

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    Culture Club are sounding better than ever as Boy George and the rest of the original line-up including Roy Hay, Jon Moss, and Mikey Craig are now joined by an incredible group of great musicians including extra percussionists, keyboard players, backing singers and a horn section.

    This bigger line up now stands as an incredible musical revue that adds a whole new element of warmth and sound to their live shows, all of which are consistently receiving glowing reviews.

    #boygeorge | #cultureclub | #iccsydney

  • Queen with Adam Lambert

    The Queen with Adam Lambert tour will showcase a spectacular new stage production and a set list which the band hints will provide some surprises!

    For their 2018 tour, the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production.

    EVENT LOCATION: Qudos Bank Arena

    EVENT DATE: Wednesday 21 February 2018

  • Paul McCartney - One on One

    Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sir Paul McCartney, will bring his acclaimed long-running 'One On One' Tour to Australia this December.

    When: Tuesday 12, 2017

    Where: Qudos Bank Arena, NSW

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  • An Evening with Alanis Morissette

    One of the defining voices of a generation, Alanis Morissette will return to Australia for an acoustic and intimate trio show at ICC Sydney Theatre.

    Alanis will enthrall Australian audiences with her deeply raw, emotional lyrics, potent trademark vocals and captivating stage presence, performing songs spanning her entire career in an intimate acoustic setting.

    Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential artists in contemporary music. Her groundbreaking debut release Jagged Little Pill, described as “era-defining” by Billboard, garnered nine Grammy Award nominations, winning five including the coveted Album of the Year.

    Alanis Morissette’s exclusive Australian shows are one-offs and absolutely not to be missed. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise; Australia, get ready to experience one of the most influential, awe-inspiring artists of the 90’s and 00’s.

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  • Cat Stevens Live in Sydney

    British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour Australia in November and December. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967. 

    Having first found fame as a teenager in 1960s England, Cat Stevens grew from being a teen idol into becoming one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time. In addition to his vast musical achievements, his lifelong spiritual quest and search for meaning has added intrigue and depth to a groundbreaking career. This 50th Anniversary Tour is going to be an unmissable night for fans. 

    When: 7 December 2017. Show starts at 8pm
    Where: ICC Sydney Theatre, Darling Harbour

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  • The Book of Mormon

    WHERE: Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009

    RUNNING TIME: 2.5 hrs, one interval

    TICKET PRICES: Tickets from $50.80*

    The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble.

    Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected.

    Find out more: http://bookofmormonmusical.com.au/sydney/

  • Ed Sheeran Live

    Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome one of the biggest names in music back to his adopted home with stadium shows across Australia next March as part of his ÷ World Tour.

    The tour has already weaved its way through Europe and the United Kingdom, with extensive dates in Latin and North America scheduled before Sheeran returns to our shores:

    ‘There’s seemingly no stopping this musical phenomenon’ - ★★★★ The Standard

    Sydney Show Dates:

    Thu 15 Mar 2018 
    Fri 16 Mar 2018 
    Sat 17 Mar 2018 

    Event Location: 

    ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW 



     

  • New Year's Eve at The Ternary

    The Ternary has a fantastic night planned for you this New Year’s Eve!

    Gather your friends and family and celebrate the new year in style at The Ternary. Overlooking the celebrated Sydney city skyline, enjoy a sumptuous seafood buffet including a five hour Gold beverage package from $309 per adult and from $70 per child*. Enjoy spectacular, floor to ceiling views of the 9pm and midnight fireworks and live entertainment to bring in the new year in the best way!

    GOLD PACKAGE:

    • Seafood Buffet
    • Champagne on Arrival
    • Five Hour Beverage Package
    • Live Entertainment during dinner and full band to bring in the New Year
    • 9pm and midnight fireworks

     

    PRICING:

    • Adults $319.00
    • Accor Plus $309.00
    • Young Adults $110.00 (13 – 17 years)
    • Children $70.00 (4 – 12 years)

     

    ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE:

    As above with the addition of;

    Free flowing Champagne for the Evening

    Platinum 5 hour Beverage Package

    Uninterrupted views of Darling Harbour and the 9pm and midnight fireworks with Balcony seating

     

    $385.00 per person (no further discounts)

    *in case of wet weather your table will be re-located to the best location available inside The Ternary.

     

     

    *in case of wet weather, your table will be moved to the best location available inside. 

    NEW YEARS EVE AT THE TERNARY GARDEN BAR (GREEN WRIST BAND)

    • From 5pm – 12:30am
    • Live DJ set 7.30pm – 12.30am
    • $50 entry fee – 1 x beverage on arrival
    • guests are welcomed into The Ternary from 10:30 to enjoy the band.
    • Pop up bar for beverage purchases in The Ternary

    Complete the booking form 

    For more information & to book your seat to this event, please contact our friendly Restaurant and Events Sales Executive Savanna Jurevics today on (02) 9288 7078 or savanna.jurevics@accor.com

  • Muriel's Wedding | The Musical

    Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is set to become an equally iconic laugh-out-loud musical. 

    Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. 

    Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong. 

    With original music by award-winning singer-songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, a big cast and a live band, this will be the theatre event of the year. 

    For more information: www.sydneytheatre.com.au
  • Bruno Mars Live

    Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum sellingsinger/songwriter/producer/director/musician, BRUNO MARS is set to return to Australia next March as part his 24K Magic World Tour with special guest Dua Lipa

    When: 17-24th March 2018; All shows from 7:30PM

    Where: Qudos Bank Arena, NSW

    Book tickets and find out more about this Sydney Show

  • Katy Perry Live

    Katy is one of the most powerful entertainers in the world and I am delighted to be promoting her 2018 Australian tour."

    About Witness: Katy reflects on the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that both challenge and inspire. The singles released thus far - the Platinum-certified "Chained to the Rhythm" featuring Skip Marley, the follow-up single "Bon Appétit" featuring Migos and "Swish Swish" featuring Nicki Minaj - hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found onWitness.

    Event Date: Thursday 16 August, 2017

    Event Location: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

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  • 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

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  • Butterfly Tropics at Wild Life Sydney Zoo

    Enter the Butterfly Tropics at Wildlife Sydney and there's no telling who you might run into! Discover Australia's tropical Top End, with distinct wet and dry seasons, consistent 33C average temperature and enough sun and water to maintain lush greenery and billabongs all year round.

    Be amazed at the diverse range of animals living in our carefully-created tropical habitat, butterflies flitting through lush ferns and palms to vividly coloured pythons sunning themselves among the vines and slithering through the thick undergrowth. And it wouldn't be the Top End without some fresh water for the animals to take a break from the heat and humidity, so check out the waterhole home to turtles, fish, birds and frogs!

    There's plenty to see in Butterfly Tropics: 

    • A variety of butterflies
    • A variety of frogs
    • Plumed Whistling Duck
    • Krefft's River Turtle
    • Northern Lon-necked Turtle
    • Masked Lapwing
    • Rose-Crowned Fruit-Dove
    • Green Tree Python
    • And more!

    See Wildlife sydney for more information about this Butterfly Tropics attraction

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  • Pink - Live in concert

    JUST ANNOUNCED - Pink is coming to Australia!

    About Pink:

    Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Pink is a pop-rock-dance artist with a punk-rock attitude. With her party anthems and sometimes-controversial material, she’s managed to become one of - if not THE - most successful female pop artists of the past 10 years - something echoed by Billboard, who ranked the star as the #1 pop artists of the 2000-10 decade.