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.

  • WINTER COCKTAIL

    Welcome in winter with a classic cocktail that warms the body and the soul on a chilly afternoon. Take a seat at the bar and watch as our talented mixologists mix up your drink. It's a little fruity, a little sweet and a little indulgent, it's Patty's Ole Fashioned.

    With all your favourites including:

    Wild Turkey

    American Honey

    Dried Apricot & Cranberries

    Old Fashioned Bitters

    Brown Sugar Crystals

     


    Available all throughout Winter from 1st June to 31st August 2019 for $17

  • FLAVOUR OF WINTER

    This season's flavour at The Ternary is slow braised beef cheeks w/ roasted vegetables on creamy polenta paired with a glass of bleasdale malbec.

    Locally sourced and seasoned with winter inspired spices, this dish is sure to warm the soul.

    Available from 1st June until 31st August 2019 for $44.

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  • Fireworks on Darling Harbour

    See the night sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays from your own seat at The Ternary.

    Fireworks displays take place most saturdays on Darling Harbour, another great reason to book your harbour view room with us.

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    SCHEDULED FIREWORKS DATES & TIMES:

    August Dates:

    • 8.30pm, Sat 17 August
    • 8.30pm, Sat 24 August
    • 8.30pm, Sat 31 August

    September Dates:

    • 8.30pm, Sat 7 September
    • 8.30pm, Sat 14 September
    • 8.30pm, Sat 21 September
    • 8.30pm, Sat 28 September

    October Dates:

    • 8.30pm, Sat 5 October
    • 9pm, Sat 12 October
    • 9pm, Sat 19 October
    • 9pm, Sat 26 October

    November Dates:

    • 9pm, Sat 2 November
    • 9pm, Sat 9 November
    • 9pm, Sat 16 November
    • 9pm, Sat 23 November
    • 9pm, Sat 30 November

    December Dates:

    • 9pm, Sat 7 December
    • 9pm, Sat 14 December
    • 9pm, Sat 21 December
    • 9pm, Sat 28 December
  • 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

  • Muriels Wedding | The Musical

    Muriel Heslop is the designated loser of small-town Porpoise Spit. She stole a dress from Target to wear to a wedding, she flies away from reality on the wings of ABBA songs, and she bamboozles her mother into handing over the family credit card by exploiting her insecurities. And yet, when she steals her family’s money and runs away to Sydney to define life on her own terms, it’s exhilarating. We root for her every step of the way.

    WHEN: Tuesday July 9 2019 - Sunday August 25 2019

    WHERE: Sydney Lyric Theatre

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  • Bligh - Hero or Villain?

    Almost universally portrayed as a villain in movies and books, does this view of William Bligh stand scrutiny today? 


    Bligh - Hero or Villain challenges this popular narrative, looking beyond the Bounty mutiny to explore the many sides of this most infamous of maritime figures. Come and judge for yourself in this interactive and immersive exhibition like you've never experienced before. Step into Bligh's world - climb aboard a replica of the small boat Bligh and crew were set adrift in, see real breadfruit growing, cast your vote on whether you think Bligh was a 'hero' or 'villain' with a real-time voting system, and much more. 

    This immersive exhibition will come to life before your eyes!

    Event Dates: 26 Jul 2019  - 02 Feb 2020

  • Whale Watching in Sydney Harbour

    The humpback whale migration passing Sydney takes place between April and December each year. The season is split into two distinct sections depending on the direction of travel of the majority of whales at that time.

    The migrating population is named the Group 5 Southern Hemisphere humpback whale population or the Australian East coast humpbacks. As distinct from other humpback migration populations that travel along the West Australian and South African coasts.

    The distance from the coast of the whales is believed to be based on the movements of the ocean currents, primarily the East Australian Current. The East Australian Current is a strong southerly current that the humpback whales make use of during their southern migration. On the Northern migration the Humpback whales will often use the Inshore Northern current, which is a north flowing counter current to the EAC. The main purpose of the annual humpback migration is to breed.

    There are many companies that offer Whale Watching expeditions from Sydney Harbour,

    Whale Watching Cruises: https://www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/

    Captain Cook Cruises: https://www.captaincook.com.au/sydney-harbour-cruises/whale-watching/

    Fantsea Cruises: https://www.fantasea.com.au/whale-watching/

  • Elysium Arctic at Maritime Museum

    In 2015 a team of explorers, photographers and scientists sailed through the High Arctic of Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland to document their unique environments. Together they created Elysium Arctic, a series of artworks capturing the icons of the polar north – majestic icebergs and glaciers, playful wildlife and stunning views of land and sea. Elysium Arctic also records the devastating impact of climate change in the earth's northernmost regions.

    The Elysium projects are run by Michael Aw, internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer, explorer and conservationist. Michael believes that art can inspire people to take action against climate change and save some of the most vulnerable places on earth.Braving sub-zero temperatures, sea ice and some very curious polar bears, the Elysium team has produced a breathtaking visual journey through the Arctic. Join them on their journey as you wander along the Darling Harbour foreshore – then pop into the museum to learn more about our Arctic region.

    Show Dates: 01 Aug 2019  - 01 Apr 2020

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

    Find out more about this exhibit at ANMM - https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/exhibitions/elysium-arctic

  • Dame Edna - My Gorgeous Life

    The grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage, has been forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring “Precious Possums”, announcing a surprise tour of Australia in September and October.

    In a letter to her fans, Dame Edna apologised for upsetting them when she announced her retirement from public life, blaming her manager, “failed actor and attention seeker” Barry Humphries.

    While every star had to make allowances for minor acts of embezzlement, she said, Humphries had his hand in the till up to his armpit.

    “My new team of advisors said I should close down all my companies, even my charitable foundation Friends of the Prostate, and re-start my career on a clean page,” Dame Edna said.

    “That's what I'm doing. That explains my so-called ‘retirement’ and withdrawal from public life. Now I'm reborn, fit as a fiddle, and rid of the leech who tormented me for so long. So, Possums, please do come and say hello to me. It would be lovely to see your faces again.”

    Since she first appeared on stage as purple-rinsed Melbourne housewife Mrs Edna Everage, Dame Edna has toured Europe, the US and the Middle East, picking up a Tony Award for the 2000 Broadway production Dame Edna, The Royal Tour and a Tony nomination in 2004 for Back with a Vengeance.

    Tickets to Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life national tour go on sale to the general public at 9am on Thursday 9 May.

    Show Dates: 28th September 2019 7pm - 10pm

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  • Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 2019

    Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as one of his most “energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations”. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a “reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career” (NME), also celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin - one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time. 

    Audiences will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life, and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, via mesmerising, never-before-seen images and videos displayed throughout the show from his incredible 50-year career. Complete with brand new stage production, and tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour is intimate and personal, while also spectacular and daring. 

    More than a concert; an unforgettable memory, Elton John’s curtain call will be the last chance to catch this legendary performer touring in Australia. 

    WHEN: Saturday 21 & Monday 23 December 2019

    WHERE: ICC Theatre

    Find out more about this event at ICC Theatre Sydney

  • Queen & Adam Lambert

    The soaring success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, the highest grossing music biopic of all time, has proven that the love for Queen remains as strong as ever.

    Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are teaming up once more with long time front man Adam Lambert on lead vocals and returning to Australia with a brand-new, spectacular production. Completing the tour line-up are long-term collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.

    EVENT LOCATION: ANZ Stadium

    EVENT DATE: Saturday 15th February 2020 (extra dates may be announced according to demand)

    Tickets are selling out quickly, don't miss out! Reserve your seats here

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  • Ghost Nets of the Ocean

    Made from abandoned fishing nets and recycled plastics, these ghost nets are colourful woven sculptures featuring an outrigger canoe, fish, turtles, squid and jellyfish.

    These works show peoples connections to the sea and inspire awareness of ocean pollution, recycling and promote conservation of the marine environment.

    A seemingly harmless piece of discarded fishing net, left to drift in the ocean can strangle a sea turtle travelling to its nesting ground. Sharks, fish and other marine life all over the world have also suffered similar fates through entanglement in fishing nets.

    Find out more and book tickets today

  • Justice League at Madame Tussauds

    Heroes Unite! The Justice League have swooped into Madame Tussauds Sydney and they need YOUR help to save the world (Yeah, YOU!)

    Bring your bravery and join the ultimate battle. Aquaman has splashed into Madame Tussauds Sydneyr! Will you help answer the call?

    Find out more about this exhibit at Madame Tussauds

     

  • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    From intimate portraits to wild landscapes. Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the museum on 7 March 2019.

    On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.

    Chosen from more than 50,000 international entries.
    Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, the competition today receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The 100 award-winning images selected embark on an international tour allowing them to be seen by millions of people.

    2019's exhibition features four Australian finalists:
    * Georgina Steytler, Winner, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018
    * Justin Gilligan, Highly commended, Behaviour: Invertebrates, 2018
    * Robert Irwin, Highly commended, 11–14 Years Old, 2018
    * David Gallan, Highly commended, Animals In Their Environment, 2018

    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.

    On display until the 25th August, 2019

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    See full event information: Australian National Maritime Museum

  • 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/

  • 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/tickets/shark-dive-xtreme/

  • 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 here

    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

  • 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

  • MAKSIM MRVICA

    By overwhelming demand, Croatian classical maestro Maksim Mrvica returns to Australia this October.  Highlighting his high-speed fingers dancing across the keyboard with hair-raising arrangements combined with dazzling, rock star looks and production, he totally captivates his audience.

    His unique music style breaks down boundaries between music genres, fusing classical and modern themes, whilst giving new meaning to pop and rock, adding electronic and techno sounds. He reaches a diverse global audience, from China to the UK. Mrvica says he loves to experiment; his wild and rebellious renditions and cross-over approach gives him the perfect opportunity to do just that.

    Tickets will be available for purchase soon.

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