Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Nearby Events

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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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  • 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.

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  • CITYFIT Expo 2017

    The CITYFIT Expo 2017 will features Rebel Sport, adidas and Sally Fitzgibbon's, the CITYFIT Expo is Australia’s latest health, lifestyle and fitness event with everything in nutrition, athletic apparel and footwear, fitness training equipment, supplements, health services, well-being advice and the latest exercise technology.

    Come along to view the latest products, special offers, free samples, giveaways, competitions and the full range of City2Surf merchandise. 

    Event Cost: FREE ENTRY

    Event Dates:

    • Thursday 10 August 3.00pm - 7.00pm
    • Friday 11 August 7.30am - 6.30pm
    • Saturday 12 August 8.00am - 4.00pm
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    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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  • 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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  • City 2 Surf 2017


    The Sun Herald City2Surf on Sunday, 13 August 2017 is an annual 14km race from Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD to the finish at Bondi Beach.

    EVENT DATE: Sunday, 13 August 2017

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    The City 2 Surf was first run in 1971 with 2,000 entrants and reached a record 64,713 entrants in 2007. The new "back of the pack" start group was added in 2010 and the event now attracts over 80,000 participants each year.

    Thie City 2 Surf starts at the intersection of Park St and College St, alongside Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD before heading up William St and through the tunnel at Kings Cross. The finish line is on Queen Elizabeth Drive at the southern end of Bondi Pavilion.

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  • 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

  • Escape from Pompeii - The Untold Roman Rescue

    Discover the untold story - All the world knows the legend of Pompeii. In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing huge waves of volcanic ash over the Bay of Naples.

    One of Rome's greatest writers and scientists, Pliny the Elder, was stationed across the water from Pompeii at Misenum. Not just a great scholar - he was the military commander of Misenum's strategic naval base. He ordered a fleet of warships to rescue as many people as possible from the doomed city.

    So began one of the first recorded rescues by sea of civilians by a military force. Discover the untold story of Pompeii.

    Pompeii Comes to you -  The exhibition features more than a hundred objects from Pompeii and Herculaneum, the cities obliterated by the volcano, and from shipwrecks in the area. You'll be able to see some of the most famous objects from antiquity, first hand.

    This world-class exhibition reveals how the Roman navy came to dominate the Mediterranean, and how this control created a boom in maritime trade not seen again for a thousand years. 

    WHEN: Showing until 30 August 2017

    WHERE: Australia National Maritime Museum (ANMM)

    OPEN: Daily, 9.30am–5pm

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  • Beauty Expo Australia

    Beauty Expo Australia is the ultimate trade event for those within the beauty industry. The event offers exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to connect, buy, sell and source from a number of new and leading brands. Beauty Expo Australia provides industry professionals with a unique forum in which they can try and touch new products and innovations in an experiential environment.

    Event Date: 26-27th August

    Location: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

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  • Jerry Seinfeld Live


    Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld will tour Australia in August 2017 performing two live stand-up shows filled with his trademark humour, wit and sharp observations about day-to-day life.

    Join us for a truly unforgettable night of laughs at ICC Sydney's state-of-the-art 9,000 capacity theatre.

    WHEN: Friday, 11 Aug 2017

    SHOW TIMES: Show 1 Show starts: 7.00pm | Show 2 Show starts: 9.30pm

    Find out more about this concert at ICC Sydney

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  • Celtic Women - Live in Concert

    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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  • Minecraft at the Sydney Opera House


    Sydney Opera House invites you to an extraordinary live experience celebrating one of the most popular games on the planet!

    Battle it out in Australia’s first official Minecraft Competition, watch all the action unfold on the Sydney Opera House stage and join us for a special presentation from Mojang's Jens Bergensten (Lead Developer) and Lydia Winters (Brand Director). 

    Outside the theatre you can learn new skills from Minecraft experts, hang out with hundreds of like-minded crafters and snap a selfie. Then head to the Free Play Zone to challenge your friends with Minecraft available across a range of devices. You can even teach your parents the basics of survival in the Education Zone.

    Whether you’re new to Minecraft or a grizzled, diamond-clad pro, there’s something for every crafter at this sensational new event.


    Sydney Opera House


    Sunday 2 July, 2017 at 5.30pm
    Monday 3 July, 2017 at 10am
    Monday 3 July, 2017 at 3.30pm


    From $35 + $8.50 booking fee

  • 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!


    • 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



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



    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. 


    • 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


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    For more information & to book your seat to this event, please contact our friendly Restaurant and Events Sales Executive Nikkita on 
    +61 2 9288 7078 or

  • America Tour

    See America the Band at ICC Sydney with special guest Russell Morris

    Grammy Award winning band,  AMERICA, famous for their harmonies and unique sound, are returning to Australia, with our own ARIA Award winner, RUSSELL MORRIS and his BAND. With a career spanning more than 47 years and counting, America has an extensive catalogue of hits including Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, A Horse With No Name and many more.

    From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message.

    EVENT DATE: Fri 28 Jul 2017 

    EVENT TIME: Show starts: 8:00PM

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  • All About Flowers

    All About Flowers is a free floral display designed to bring colour into winter.

    Curated by the award winning team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the display showcases colourful arrangements of exotic plants including Moth Orchids, Begonias, Hydrangeas, Garvineas, and more.

    Wander the indoor floral garden beds and stand back and admire the amazing magnitude of Australia’s largest green wall. The wall, standing at six metres high and stretching across 50 metres is a living watercolour painting, paying poetic homage to the masters of Impressionism.

    To complement the display, the area around The Calyx will spring to life with a diverse program of events, performances, workshops and science presentations. See the website for details.

    EVENT DATES: 20 May - 30 July

    OPENING HOURS: 10am - 4pm daily

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  • Ariana Grande - Dangerous Women Tour

    The world's biggest pop sensation, Ariana Grande, has announced she is bringing her brand new arena show, Dangerous Woman Tour to Australia this September.

    For the first time ever, Australian fans will be treated to a sensational live show including an array of hits from her 2016 chart-topping album, Dangerous Woman.

    From dance floor fillers to uber cool collaborations with the likes of Mac Miller, Nicki Minaj and Future, there is no shortage of hit material from the former Nickelodeon star turned Pop Princess.

    Friday 8 September 2017 - Show starts: 7.30pm

    Saturday 9 September 2017  - Show starts: 7.30pm

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  • Sydney International Boat Show 2017

    The 50th Anniversary of the International Boat Show promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever:

    • Incorporating the Australia International Dive Expo
    • A return fully to Darling Harbour
    • Operate from the newly completed ICC-Sydney facility
    • Occupation of the entire 32,600 m2 of exhibition space
    • Use of an elevated 5,000 m2 open air event deck
    • Expansion of the marina displays at Cockle Bay

    Event Times:

    • Halls 10am - 8pm
    • Marina 10am - 7pm

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  • K.D Lang Ingenue Redux Tour

    Award winning singer songwriter k.d. lang will tour Australia in July on her Ingénue Redux Tour, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of her first all-original album Ingénue. Ingénue is certified multi-platinum in Australia and around the world, and it produced some of the most memorable songs of the 90’s including Constant Craving, Miss Chatelaine, Save Me and The Mind of Love. The Ingénue Redux Tour is going to be an unmissable night for k.d. lang fans.


    VIP Meet & Greet Experience packages are now available at select shows! VIP packages offer an amazing selection of best available tickets and can include access to a Meet N Greet, a photo op, a group toast led by k.d., and an autographed item! Treat yourself and a loved one to an amazing experience hosted by the TEG Dainty VIP team and an unforgettable event!

     Full details available here.

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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. 

  • Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Find out about the amazing world of spiders now in Sydney with the Alive and Dangerous exhibition at The Australia Museum.

    About this exhibit:

    Spiders are the most successful animals on the planet – they can spin webs, climb, swim, dance, parachute and they can even drop a limb when threatened and grow it back.

    Overcome your fears and get closer to over 400 real spider specimens including live tarantulas, giant water spiders, and deadly funnel-webs.

    See real Museum scientists milking spiders at the Venom Lab, and experience creepy crawly full-body Augmented Reality experiences at this interactive family exhibition.


    EVENT DATES: Wednesday 7 June to Monday 17 July 2017

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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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