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.

  • New Year's Eve Events at The Ternary

     

    JOIN US FOR AN ELEGANT MASQUERADE THEMED NYE CELEBRATION TO REMEMBER

    TIME- 7.30PM – 12.30AM

     DRESS - Cocktail / Black Tie Masquerade

    COST- $319 per person

     includes cocktail / Champagne on arrival + 5-hour food & beverage package

    You and your guests are invited to what will be a most sensational, glamorous and indulgent New Year’s party event. Be entertained and dance into the new year with a live band and DJ complete with uninterrupted views of the fireworks over Darling Harbour.

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    Tempt your taste buds with a glass of Champagne or cocktail on arrival followed by free-flowing beverages throughout the evening perfectly paired with an abundance delicious eats from a seafood buffet and  interactive food stations.

    *Please note that this is an over 18 years event only*

    COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM NOW

    JOIN US FOR A FAMILY SEAFOOD BUFFET

    Located in the Barossa private function room

    SEATING TIME

    8:00PM – 10:00PM

    COST

    Children 4-12 years $35pp

    Young Adults 12-17 years $60pp

    Adults 18+ $189pp + two hour beverage package

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    *beverages charged on consumption basis via pop up bar from 10pm onwards*

    COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM NOW 

    For more information please contact Kiera on 9288 7078 or h1181-fb@accor.com

  • 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\

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • Fireworks on Darling Harbour

    Fireworks at Darling Harbour are back!

    See the night sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays every Saturday night.

    Fireworks commence at 8.30pm from Saturday 8 - Saturday 29 September.

    Fireworks commence at 9pm from Saturday 6 October and will continue at this time during daylight savings. 

    Grab yourself a ringside seat around Cockle Bay (if you cannot be with us in-house), or a bite to eat in one of the many harbour side restaurants, and enjoy an amazing fireworks display every Saturday night in Darling Harbour!

    Find out more - https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/fireworks/

  • Open Air Cinema Pyrmont, Sydney

    Can you think of a better way to spend a muggy, summer night than with an outdoor movie and quality food by the harbour? From November 21 to December 16, American Express is bringing its outdoor cinema to Sydney's inner-city coastline.

    The new Pyrmont spot is the newest location for the pop-up cinema, which is hosting outdoor events in 12 locations across Australia and New Zealand this year. Movies on this big screen will include just-released hits like Bad Times at the El RoyaleLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born and Boy Erased, as well as classic — including Dirty Dancing, Elf and Love Actually. The event will kick off with an advanced screening of Robin Hood, too.

    Event Dates: November 21 to December 16

  • Christmas in Christmas has begun!

    Christmas is coming to Darling Harbour!

    Christmas is near and the official Christmas countdown has begun.

    Darling Harbour has a range of free family-friendly activities that will certainly capture the Christmas spirit.

    Take a festive walk down to the Darling Quarter and wander through the Christmas trees.

    Festive season calls for movie nights under the stars. The Darling Harbour outdoor movie screen will be featuring timeless classics.

    Be sure to check out the Giant Christmas bauble. This is your chance to take your camera on a journey outside of your hotel room.

    The kids can embrace their festive creativity and can create their very own take home bauble to showcase in the hotel room.

    Find out more

    To join in on this festive celebration book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • The Wiggles - Wiggle Pop! Big Show

    The Wiggles will explode onto stages around Australia, when they bring their brand new Wiggle Pop! Big Show this December at ICC Sydney Theatre.

    The Wiggle Pop! Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘E-M-M-A’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, as well as some of their most Pop!-ular hits from the Wiggle Pop! album. 

    You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and much more!

    Location: ICC Sydney Theatre

    Date: 8th December 2018

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

    Book your tickets: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WIGGLESA18

  • ORCHESTRATED "STRINGS OF LIFE TOUR"

    CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC DANCE ANTHEMS PERFORMED WITH LIVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RETURNS FOR BIGGEST EVER AUSTRALIA TOUR.

    With guest vocalists SAM SPARRO (AU/US), CRYSTAL WATERS (US) and ALISON LIMERICK (UK)

    Frontier Touring & Soapbox Events are thrilled to announce that Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated will return this December with ‘The Strings Of Life Tour’, following the overwhelming success of the event’s first two Australian tours. Joining some of Australia’s finest orchestras for this concert series will be guest vocalists Sam Sparro, Crystal Waters and Alison Limerick performing Orchestrated’s biggest shows to date.

    As a celebration of the most beloved dancefloor moments of the past 25 years, Orchestrated rearranges, remixes and reimagines classic tracks with a live symphony orchestra and special guest vocalists for a night of pure celebration. Featuring classic dance hits from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Moby, Eric Prydz and Robert Miles, Orchestrated is guaranteed to provide an unforgettable evening.

    Continue to read about this amazing event at ICC Theatre

    EVENT DATE: Friday 14 Dec

    EVENT LOCATION: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney 

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • 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/

  • $15 Million Dollar Room Refresh underway

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

    Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour has recently commenced a $15-million-dollar room refresh across each of the hotel’s 525 guest rooms, unveiling the completed first rooms now available to the public.

    Offering five room types from the Superior Pyrmont View 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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  • 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/

  • Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Exhibition.

    Exhibitionism tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, allowing visitors to experience their incredible journey through this immersive exhibit, from their early days living together in a tiny flat, to headlining the biggest stages in the world.

    STYLE & FASHION GALLERY
    Spanning from the 1960's to the present, with fashions from Alexander McQueen, Prada, Dior, Gucci, Hedi Slimane, Ossie Clark, L’Wren Scott, Jean Paul Gaultier, Mr Fish and many more, with contributions from Anna Sui, John Varvatos and Tommy Hilfiger.

    OVER 500 STONES ITEMS
    Vintage guitar gallery, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs and personal diaries and letters.

    OVER 190 ORIGINAL ARTWORKS
    By Andy Warhol, David Bailey, John Pasche, Walton Ford, Shepard Fairey, Michael Cooper, Christian Piper, Robert Frank and many more.

    INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY & IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES
    Including sound mixing desks, interactive displays, a screening cinema narrated by Martin Scorsese and video experiences throughout.

    THE EXHIBIT CULMINATES IN AN IMMERSIVE BACKSTAGE RECREATION, LEADING INTO A SPECTACULAR 3D CONCERT FINALE.

    The Rolling Stones exhibit features over 500 Stones’ items with 50 years of Stones fashion, 190 original artworks, vintage instruments, interactive sound mixing desks and recording studio, a screening cinema with exclusive content, all culminating in a 3D concert finale.

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

    Find out more: http://www.stonesexhibitionism.com/

  • 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

  • Whale Watching Sydney

    Join this experienced crew on an unforgettable journey past all of Sydney Harbours sights such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge into the open ocean.

    Watch majestic Humpback whales migrate past the famous beaches and rugged cliff lines. A day you will never forget.

    Departing from Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Manly daily from May to December

    For more information: www.sydneywhalewatching.com

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • 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

  • New Year's Eve at The Ternary

    NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE TERNARY

    Choose from two celebratory offerings taking place at The Ternary (Located on Level 1 of Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour)

    MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2018

    JOIN US FOR AN ELEGANT MASQUERADE THEMED NYE CELEBRATION TO REMEMBER

    TIME- 7.30PM – 12.30AM

     DRESS - Cocktail / Black Tie Masquerade

    COST- $289 per person

     includes cocktail / Champagne on arrival + 5-hour food & beverage package

    You and your guests are invited to what will be a most sensational, glamorous and indulgent New Year’s party event. Be entertained and dance into the new year with a live band and DJ completed with uninterrupted views of the fireworks over Darling Harbour.

    Tempt your taste buds with a glass of Champagne or cocktail on arrival followed by free-flowing beverages throughout the evening perfectly paired with an abundance delicious eats from a plethora of interactive food stations.

    *Please note that this is an over 18 years event only*

    COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM NOW 

    JOIN US FOR A FAMILY SEAFOOD BUFFET

    Located in the Barossa private function room

    SEATING TWO:

    8:00PM – 10:00PM

    COST:

    Children 4-12 years $35pp

    Young Adults 12-17 years $60pp

    Adults 18+ $189pp + two hour beverage package

    *beverages charged on consumption basis via pop up bar from 10pm onwards*

    COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM NOW 

  • Mammoths | 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

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • 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

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

  • 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

    Book nearby accommodation at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour OR ibis Sydney Darling Harbour