Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Nearby Events

Stay up-to-date with the current activities and attractions taking place near Novotel & ibis 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.

  • February is the Month Of Love

    Love is in the air this February at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour. What could be more romantic than a delicious dinner for two? 

    DINNER FOR TWO at The Ternary

    The special three course menu is designed to be shared and includes a glass of Taittinger Champagne on arrival. 

    $75 per person

    Find out more about this offer and book a table at The Ternary

    MI AMOR - The February Cocktail of the month

    It is the perfect cocktail for a romantic night, a Rose Martini featuring four pillaz shiraz gin, rose syrup, dolin vermouth and fresh lime, it’s the Martini that will set the mood - Just $17 and only available in February at The Ternary Bar.

  • On Sharks and Humanity

    Internationally acclaimed curator Huang Du brings us On Sharks & Humanity - a thought-provoking contemporary art exhibition about shark protection showcasing work from some of China’s leading contemporary artists.

    The Sydney exhibition will also feature works by Australian Indigenous artists that explore sharks as totems and our relationship to them, alongside photographs and artefacts from leading ocean environmentalist Valerie Taylor, who with her late husband Ron Taylor, transformed themselves from spear fishers to shark protectors.

    On Sharks & Humanity was conceived by Parkview Arts Action China and launched in Monaco in 2014, and has since travelled to Moscow, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    Share your photos using hashtag #onsharksandhumanity #seesharksdifferently

  • Sydney Mardi Gras 2019

    For the second consecutive year, AccorHotels is proud to announce the title of Official Accommodation Partner of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

    WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR AT NOVOTEL SYDNEY ON DARLING HARBOUR:

    • Giant Pride Flag spanning the floors of our hotel
    • Mardi Gras themed Food and beverage offerings from The Ternary
    • Fun events and activities to participate in
    • Gaint Rainbow Bernache logo
    • Rainbow coloured facade logo

    ACCORHOTELS GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARTNER:

    Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Pacific said the announcement was a momentous occasion for the group’s commitment toward embracing diversity and inclusion.

    “We are incredibly proud to once again partner with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. After seeing how much pride and joy our partnership last year brought to both our team members and guests, it was without doubt that we would show our support as Official Accommodation partner in 2019.

    MARDI GRAS SCHEDULE:

    Find out all about the 2019 Gay and Lesbian events taking place at the official site

  • 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum

    From an Egyptian mummy to Ned Kelly, uncover the hidden stories of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum in the Westpac Long Gallery. This magnificently restored gallery showcases 100 objects and 100 people that have influenced the museum, nation and region and reveals the unexpected stories that make them treasures. 

    The Westpac Long Gallery is a new permanent gallery. It is open daily, 9.30am - 5pm and entry is included in your General Admission ticket. See the admission page for more information. 

    Find out more\

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  • Explore Great Barrier Reef in Sydney

    The great barrier reef is coming soon to Sea Life Sydney "Day and Night on the reef"

    This new interactive experience will take guests on a colourful journey of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef with state of the art technology, a 1.7 million litre display and over 500 creatures.

    It is the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world!

    Day and Night on the Reef opens to the public on 24th November

    Access to this zone will be included in your aquarium general admission ticket

    Find out more: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/tickets/great-barrier-reef/

  • Happy Hour at The Ternary

    Enjoy Happy Hour at The Ternary Bar from Sunday - Thursday, between 4 and 6 pm and make the most of our $6 drinks.

    Find more about Happy Hour and what's on at The Ternary

  • Shark Dive Extreme

    Shark Dive Extreme is an exhilarating experience and one of only a few experiences worldwide where you’ll be guaranteed an underwater encounter with sharks. With no previous diving experience required, SDX will make a daring diver out of anyone* Come face to face with sea turtles, massive stingrays, Port Jackson Sharks, Wobbegong Sharks and hundreds of other amazing sea creatures!

    The 2.5 hour experience starts at $299 per person, and includes:

    • Attraction entry
    • Full diver training (to ensure everything goes swimmingly, of course)
    • 30 min oceanarium tank dive
    • All equipment (Divers can bring own mask and full length wetsuit)
    • De-brief and Certificate of completion

    Underwater photos and video footage are also available for purchase at an additional cost.

    Would you dare take up the challenge and live to tell the tale?

    Find out more: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/news/shark-dive-xtreme/

  • Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Sydney Lunar Festival, produced by the City of Sydney. This vibrant arts festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free.

    Be part of the fun as the iconic Sydney foreshore comes alive with giant Lunar Lanterns exhibition in Circular Quay and more. Don't miss the extremely popular Dragon Boat Races in Darling Harbour that see the spirit and power of the dragon come alive as 12 metre long boats, with up to 20 paddlers, battle it out to the beating of drums!

    With over 80 events to choose from, visit the Sydney Lunar Festival website to plan your festival.

    Chinese New Year in Darling Harbour - What to look forward to:

    Over 16 days of performances, demonstrations, workshops, lanterns, and tours.

    Slow down in a tai chi class, or experience acrobatic lion dancing, said to bring you good luck and fortune. Learn the ancient art of laughing from deep down inside, or observe a traditional tea ceremony in silence.

    KEY EVENTS:

    • Dragonboat Racing
    • Lion Dance
    • Inflatable art
    • Lantern Festival
    • Lunar Block Party
    • Mahjong (learn to play)

    Find out more at: https://darlingharbour.com/whats-on/lunar-new-year/

  • Sydney Festival

    Sydney Festival 2019 has launched! With a diverse program of the highest quality theatre, dance, music, cabaret, circus and art from around the world, #SYDFEST 2019 is set to transform Sydney into a colourful celebration of summer from 9–27 January.

    Start your year with a bang, as we take over iconic venues across the city and Parramatta, as well as some very unusual spaces. From bold works tackling big ideas, to fun-filled family shows, world premieres and city-wide free events, there’s something for everybody: It's Your City, Your Festival.

    Full information at Sydney Festival 2019 - https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/

  • Harvesting Harbour Honey at Novotel

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour are the proud owners of two bee hives which will provide honey for our guests as well as serving to pollenate nearby plants in the region.

    Joshua Bounday, our assistant front office manager, was largely responsible for realising the vision of getting bee hives at the Hotel, with his extensive background and knowledge as an apiarist lending his services to ensure that this dream realised.

    Housing and harvesting honey from beehives is part of AccorHotels Planet 21, an initiative where a compromise is struck between providing travellers a comfortable and convenient stay whilst implementing methods and processes to reduce our carbon footprint and movement towards a sustainable and responsible company such as low flow toilets, eco-designed beds, eco-certified soaps and cleaning products, sustainable foods with an emphasis on locally grown produce and a greater commitment to recycling.

    It is anticipated that future harvests will provide enough honey to use as guest amenities with surplus honey to be used in The Ternary restaurant as an inclusion in the buffet breakfast.

  • The Gathering Place

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is currently displaying an original artwork by a talented indigenous artist, Jacob Toomey called 'The Gathering Place'

    The piece was commissioned by the Hotel in acknowledgement of our local Gadigal community as the original custodians of the land upon which the Hotel sits. We thank Jacob for sharing his talent and welcome all to come view the piece in the Hotel.

    “The Gathering Place” aims to capture the journey taken by many across the numerous oceans and seas of the world. A journey which leads them to this land, traditional Gadigal land of Sydney where the hotel sits.

    The centre piece portrays the area of the Novotel and Sydney Harbour, and the places of origin spread across the canvas symbolised through the traditional circular symbols. Ultimately The Gathering Place has the goal of detailing the significance of travel and the beautiful land in which the Novotel thrives amongst.

    Artist: Jacob Toomey, Wiradjuri, Wongaibon, Gadigal Nations

  • $15 Million Dollar Room Refresh Completed

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Completes $15 million room refresh paying homage to the Hotel's Iconic Harbour Location.

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour has recently completed a $15-million-dollar room refresh across each of the hotel’s 525 guest rooms.

    Offering five room types from the Superior Rooms to the Executive Loft Suites the spacious rooms feature beautiful views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney City Skyline, providing ample opportunity to take advantage of the stunning iconic location.

    The refreshed design is aesthetic and functional, modern and timeless, featuring warm colours, new lighting concepts, heavenly new King Koil beds by A.H.Beard, state of the art Wi-Fi connections, 48-inch HD smart TV’s and media hubs including comfortable working and dining areas.

    Featuring statement artworks, plush soft furnishings spotlighting warm earthy tones which come together to create a contemporary and comfortable space for those travelling for business, leisure seekers and families alike.
    Every Novotel is a destination in itself and Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is no exception, offering something for everyone. Whether visiting solo or as a family, guests are free to explore all that is on offer within the 4.5-star hotel.

    Featuring an outdoor pool, In-Balance gym, tennis court and The Ternary; a concept restaurant and bar that brings an air of casual sophistication allowing guests to experience three distinct offerings; The Grill Kitchen, The Asian Kitchen and the Wine Bar - in a single, stylish open space offering spectacular floor‐to‐ceiling views of the city skyline.

    The Ternary is the perfect location for any occasion, in the restaurant the menu celebrates top quality, locally-sourced produce with the bar featuring local and international pours, in addition to their mouth-watering cocktails created by The Ternary's talented mixologists. Whether it be an intimate dinner with friends, a corporate luncheon or an extravagant soiree, The Ternary’s celebrated service and award-winning catering offers an unparalleled experience with packages tailored to individual needs across a multitude of settings.

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is situated at 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont, NSW. Located within walking distance to many of Sydney’s best attractions, including the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC), Australian National Maritime Museum, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, the Powerhouse Museum and Star Casino. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport, including light rail (nearest station is Convention), ferry (nearest stop is Pyrmont Bay Wharf) and train is only a 10-minute walk from Central and Town Hall stations.

    For further information visit www.novoteldarlingharbour.com.au or www.accorhotels.com

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  • 3D Cinema at the Maritime Museum

    Introducing 3D Cinema at The Australian National Maritime Museum, now screening daily 

    • 11am - Aircraft Carrier
    • 1pm - Great White Shark (subtitled version)
    • 3pm - Aircraft Carrier
    • 4pm - Great White Shark

    3D FILMS:

    Film Duration: Approx 25 minutes 

    Aircraft Carrier 3D:

    The mission to protect and defend the world's oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success.   

    One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet.  

    With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there.

    Great White Shark 3D:

    Three years in the making, Great White Shark 3D takes viewers around the world on an incredible 3D journey: 

    • swim the crystal clear waters of Mexico’s legendary Guadalupe Island
    • see newly-discovered shark territory around Stewart Island, off the southernmost tip of New Zealand
    • dive into the bone-chilling waters with South Africa’s 'flying' Great Whites
    • and finally cruise the California coast near heavily-populated Los Angeles. 

    The film examines what we've recently learned about these incredible animals, through the e

    yes of people whose lives have become inextricably linked to the Great White. Narrated by Bill Nighy.

    At approximately 25 minutes, the film is the perfect length for an air-conditioned break after walking around the Maritime Museum.

    Parental supervision for younger viewers advised.

    Ticket information: 

    Tickets are only available for purchase at the Museum Front Desk

    3D Glasses are available from the Museum Front Desk

    If you buy a Big Ticket, which also gives you access to all vessels and exhibitions, then entry to the 3D Cinema is FREE

  • 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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  • Wellness Ambassador Sally Fitzgibbons

    Brand Ambassador and face of InBalance by Novotel Hotels & Resorts, pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbons will make it easy for guests to stay on track with their health and fitness goals while travelling with her new in-room fitness channel, healthy travel tips and nutritious meals.

    Sally Fitzgibbons, pro surfer, fitness and wellbeing enthusiast said: “Travelling and staying in hotels shouldn't have to mean poor food choices and no exercise. I have a simple approach to healthy living and together with Novotel, I hope to share my knowledge and experience so travellers can feel inspired and stay on track of their fitness goals, while away from home.”

    Novotel’s commitment to health and fitness is evident throughout each hotel, with delicious and healthy menu options devised by Sally and the team of chefs at Novotel on the ‘Healthy Choices’ menu. Guests also have access to walking and jogging maps at reception and state-of-the art gymnasiums. For visitors to Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour a new TechnoGym is available with up-to-the-minute equipment and motivating views over the city-skyline

  • 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/

  • 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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