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.

  • Mother's Day High Tea at The Ternary

    Make this Mother's Day a memorable one with High Tea at The Ternary with it's floor to ceiling views of the stunning Sydney city skyline it is Darling Harbour’s premier concept restaurant.

    Enjoy a selection of tea & coffee with delicious Sweet & Savoury, Hot and Cold  treats as you spend quality time with your mother/

    Complete with a little gift for Mum and live entertainment throughout, The Ternary offers a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience.

    PRICES: $59 per adult; $27 Children 4-12 years

    EVENT TIME: 1-4PM 




    selection of sandwiches:

    roast beef + horseradish on rye w baby rocket

    smoked salmon w dill mascarpone on mini brioche

    triple smoked pork loin w gruyere cheese + house pickle on 
    french baguette

    grilled italian vegetables w basil pesto on panini bread

    grilled chicken tenderloin wrap w pancetta + baby cos

    mini pulled pork sliders

    haloumi + lamb sausage rolls w sundried tomato

    leek + roast pumpkin quiche

    spinach + ricotta cheese pastizzi

    steamed peking duck buns

    mixed salad w champagne dressing

    quinoa + roasted vegetable salad

    selection of mini pastries

    fruit scones w strawberry compote + double cream

    assorted cheese from australia + around the world

    chocolate dipped strawberries

    sliced seasonal fruit


    tea + coffee


    For more information please contact our friendly Restaurant and Events Sales Executive Nikkita on 
    +61 2 9288 7078 or 

    See you at The Ternary!

    *Valid Sunday 14/5/17. Subject to availability. Menu subject to change. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

  • Jesscia Mauboy - All The Hits Live

    See Jessica Mauboy live at the ICC on her All The Hits Live Tour performing the hit songs spanning her 10 year career. 

    Following the current success of ‘The Secret Daughter’ on the Seven Network, and her #1 album release, Songs from the original TV series, The Secret Daughter, which includes ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Risk It’, ‘It Must Have Been Love’, ‘Flame Trees’ & ‘Better Be Home Soon’, plus songs from the hugely successful movie - The Sapphires’ as well as all of her greatest hits from the last 10 years.

    LOCATION: ICC Sydney Theatre

    DATE: 7/4/2017

    TIME: Starts at 7:30, Jessica's performance at 8:15pm

    Find ideally located accommodation Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

    See the ICC site to buy tickets

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show

    The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Every Easter, the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, for fourteen days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more. 

    Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    When: 6 – 19 April, 2017

  • 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: 31 March to 30 August 2017

    WHERE: Australia National Maritime Museum (ANMM)

    OPEN: Daily, 9.30am–5pm

    Find out more about this amazing exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum


    Come and see Darling Harbour all lit up from the elevation of Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour during this year's VIVID light show

    Visit The Ternary to try the exclusive Vivid inspired 100's and 1000's cocktail, a flavour extravaganza! - available for a limited time only.

    About VIVID:

    Vivid Sydney is Australia's major event in winter and is recognised as the largest event of its kind in the world combining light, music and ideas.

    In 2017, Vivid will be bigger and better than ever, offering an expanded program of multi-genre music, more stimulating ideas from global thinkers and creators, plus dazzling light art across the city

    See the official site for more information:

  • Dixie Chicks

    Global superstars the DIXIE CHICKS will be performing at ICC Sydney Theatre with their MMXVII World Tour.

    One of the most prolific and enthralling live acts on the planet, Dixie Chicks’ return to Australia in 2017 is sure to be one of the most talked about live experiences for years to come.

    Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

    Show starts: 7.30pm

    If you are looking for accommodation for this event, why not book a room just minutes away at Novotel or ibis Sydney on Darling Harbour

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cyndi Lauper and Blondie Live in Concert

    This April at the ICC Sydney Theatre two of music’s most iconic artists, the wondrous Blondie and the bewitching Cyndi Lauper, team up to co-headline an absolute cracker of an Australian tour in April 2017. As co-headliners, the bands will alternate in closing the shows.

    With both artists greatly loved by Australian fans and fuelled by a stream of timeless Top Ten pop classics that sound as good today as they did in their heyday, this tour is certainly one to savour!

    Event Dates: Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Show starts: 7.45pm

    Find more information about this ICC Sydney Theatre Event and Get Tickets

  • Fitness Show at ICC

    FILEX - The Fitness Industry Convention

    FILEX is a three-day educational conference where 2,500+ people who work in the fitness industry come together to learn new techniques, tips and ideas to help them further succeed in their roles. The event is owned and delivered by Australian Fitness Network, the industry’s original and leading membership organisation for fitness professionals and businesses.

    At FILEX you’ll learn from the world’s leading health, fitness, nutrition and business presenters, who deliver a combined 230+ total sessions over the three days.

    The ultimate fitness experience

    Over 230+ cutting edge sessions – choose from Business, Personal Training, Group Fitness & Training, Mind Body, Nutrition, Physio & Exercise Therapy, Lifestyle & Exercise Medicine, Aqua and our new strand Coaching & Behaviour Change!

    Find out more at

  • Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival

    The dynamic Pyrmont Festival returns to Pyrmont, showcasing the very best of the Pyrmont Precinct and Mudgee Region, with more than 50 restaurants, wine bars, hotels, winemakers, and artists featured.

    The ultimate event to experience a fabulous blend of city and regional produce and creativity, guests can enjoy wine dinners and tastings, photographic exhibitions and art displays without having to leave the city.

    For more information:

  • Anzac Day 2017

    Dawn services, wreath laying, parades and sunset services form a significant part of ANZAC Day commemorations and are held across all of NSW. Sydney's city centre hosts the State's biggest ANZAC Day services which are free to the public and all are welcome to attend.

    The ANZAC Day March in Sydney involves approximately 20,000 war veterans, current servicemen and women, police and relatives proudly displaying war medals on crisp uniforms through the city’s CBD. Thousands line the footpaths between Sydney’s Martin Place and Hyde Park to salute our nation’s diggers.


    ANZAC Day on April 25 is a national day of remembrance and commemoration. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, and this year the two nations commemorate and remember the centenary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

    ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

    Find out more about the 2017 ANZAC Day events and activities in Sydney