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.


    The Ternary together with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will host a collaborative masterclass lunch


                                EVENT POSTPONED, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!



    Thai spiced scallops

    65 spiced jack fruit 

    Crumbed Mexican quail breast


    Tempura fried baby squid w Thai fish cake

    Toothfish marinaded in miso w saffron sweetcorn puree

    Chinese Black pepper roasted breast of squab, baby bok choy + smoked soy

    Grilled fillet of beef with fondant potato, asparagus + foie gras jus

    Gogonzola dolce latte w honeycomb, poached baby pear

    Valrhona dark chocolate crème brulee w orange ice cream




    Date: Saturday 13th June 2020

    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Information: Guest Whisky speaker (TBA), no allocated seating

    Note- This is an 18+ event

    For all enquiries and to book, contact our dedicated sales assistant on E: theternary.sydney@accor.com OR Phone (02) 9288 7078 // 0498 500 068

    Please note: the menu is subject to change.

    This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or loyalty discount

  • Scotch Whisky Society Masterclass Dinner

    The Ternary together with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will host it's annual luxury collaborative dining experience for one night only


    Begin an evening of indulgence and exploration with a Whisky cocktail created by The Ternary bar team followed by a 6-course degustation menu paired with rare Scotch Whisky varietals. Finish with a surprise Whisky sample. 





    Cubed miso salmon w toasted sesame

    Tandoori prawn w orange + saffron aioli

    Korean fried chicken

    Jack fruit pakora 


    Seared tuna w roasted baby eggplant + light soy

    Butter poached turbot w baby asparagus

    Malaysian spiced satay quail w fried poha salad

    Rack of Milly Hill lamb w XO + roasted gai lan

    Roast loin of venison w baby beetroot, truffle gratin + wilted spinach

    Japanese crème brûlée w blood orange sorbet 


    $ 165 (Accor Plus Members)


    $ 189 (General public) 

    Date - Thursday 20th August 2020 

    Time- 6:00pm - 10:00pm 

    Information - Guest Whisky speaker (TBA), no allocated seating 

    Note- This is an 18+ event 

    For all enquiries and to book, contact our dedicated sales assistant on E: theternary.sydney@accor.com OR Phone (02) 9288 7078 // 0498 500 068 

    Please note: the menu is subject to change.

    This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or loyalty discount. 

  • Chef's Taste of The Ternary

    Designed for the enjoyment of the whole table, our discerning Taste of The Ternary menu, created by our culinary director Anthony Flowers celebrate fresh, top quality in season produce, with an emphasis on texture and balance of flavours.


    • Naan bread with smoked cucumber yoghurt and green mango chutney
    • Blow torched salmon with tempura avocado and soy wasabi dressing 
    • Chicken dim sim with ginger and shallot chutney
    • Grilled sirloin steak with potatoes of the day, baby spinach and red wine jus


    • Naan bread with smoked cucumber yoghurt and green mango chutney
    • Blow torched salmon with tempura avocado and soy wasabi dressing 
    • Pan fried scallops with Thai spices and peanut dressing
    • Tandoori spiced chicken with smoked eggplant puree
    • Grilled scotch steak with potatoes of the day, baby spinach and red wine jus
    • Baileys and chocolate martini with raspberry sorbet


    • Naan bread with smoked cucumber yoghurt and green mango chutney
    • Blow torched salmon with tempura avocado and soy wasabi dressing 
    • Pulled peppered beef in crispy pastry with water chestnuts and tamarind jam
    • Grilled Balmain bugs with garlic and lemon butter
    • Milly Hill tandoori spiced lamb cutlets with cauliflower puree
    • Grilled scotch steak with potatoes of the day, baby spinach and red wine jus
    • Ternary Eton mess with vanilla cream and fresh berries 

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  • Melbourne Cup by The Ternary

    Catch all the excitement of Australia's great race whilst enjoying a delicious 3 course sit down luncheon and canapes to start with a glass of Champagne on arrival.

    Price: $130 – no further discounts

    Melbourne Cup Timing:

    • 12:00pm - 3:30pm Lunch
    • 3:30pm extended happy hour until 6:00pm
    • DJ from 2:30pm until 6:00pm

    Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2020.


    Goat’s cheese tartlet

    Pumpkin arancini with basil pesto mayonnaise

     Ternary Naan bread with smoked cucumber yoghurt and green mango chutney



    Gin cured ocean trout with dill crème fresh and pickled ginger

    Leek and gruyere cheese tartlet with baby rocket

    Tandoori spiced quail with roasted eggplant and coriander chutney   



    Pan fried barramundi with potato gnocchi and roasted tomatoes chimi churi

    Roast fillet of beef with patatas bravas, baby beans and jus de gras  

    5 bean risotto with tempura zucchini flower



    Blueberry cheese cake with white chocolate ice cream

    Chocolate tart with orange ice cream

    Event Details: Live entertainment, big screens to watch the race, sweeps, best fascinator & tie/best dressed, prizes to win, after party on The Ternary Terrace


    Contact our friendly Restaurant and Events Sales Executive to book your ticket at The Ternary this Melbourne Cup day on (P) +61 29288 7078 or (M) +61 0 49850 0068 or email theternary.sydney@accor.com.

    Online ticket sales close two days prior to event (01.11.2020 @ 12.01am)

    See you at The Ternary and best of luck on race day!

  • Upcoming Music Events

    See below for a list of exciting music gigs coming soon to Sydney.


    The Offspring - Friday 24th April 2020, Hornden Pavilion

    UB40 - Saturday 09th May 2020, The Big Top Luna Park

    Greenday - Saturday 14th November 2020, Bankwest Stadium

    The Backstreet Boys - Friday 22nd + Saturday 23rd May 2020, Qudos Bank Arena

    Rod Stewart - Wednesday  21st October, Qudos Band Arena

    Alanis Morissette - Saturday 11th of April 2020, Qudos Bank Arena

    5 Seconds of Summer - Saturday 05 December 2020, Forecourt

    ibis loves music, when you stay at ibis you can choose music from our Deezer dukebox at the ibis bar.

    Book accommodation at ibis when in Sydney to see concerts and gigs around the hotel.

  • The Ternary Group Bookings

    Making a Group Booking in The Ternary Restaurant; to make a group booking for 10 or more, call (02) 9288 7078 or email: Events.NOVOTELSydneyDarlingHarbour@accor.com

    View Floor Plans 

    Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, The Ternary Restaurant is an unparalleled venue for your  special dinner or gathering and can accommodate group bookings of 11 or more, offering expansive floor to ceiling views across Darling Harbour and the CBD skyline.

  • 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

  • Live Music at the ibis Terrace

    Join us from 4:30pm every Friday for live music on the balcony. Make the most of our vantage point above Darling Harbour. Happy hour starts from 5:30pm.

    Plan a great evening at ibis, a great place to catch up after work with friends and collegues. A great local place to enjoy Darling Harbour over the warmer months.

  • 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 from 8pm on Darling Harbour, another great reason to book a table at the Ternary.

    ANNOUNCMENT: Darling Harbour have cancelled Saturday night fireworks for the foreseeable future. 

    Find out more about this Saturday night fireworks displays on Darling Harbour. 


    April 2020:

    9pm, Sat 4 April
    8.30pm, Sat 11 April
    8.30pm, Sat 18 April
    8.30pm, Sat 25 April

    May 2020:

    8.30pm, Sat 2 May
    8.30pm, Sat 9 May
    8.30pm, Sat 16 May
    Sat 23 May, Sat 30 May

    June 2020

    Sat 6 June, Sat 13 June
    8.30pm, Sat 20 June
    8.30pm, Sat 27 June
    8.30pm, Sat 29 June

  • 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show


    Everyone's favourite show, The Royal Easter Show is back and better than ever in 2020.

    First held in 1823, the Show is Australia's largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average.  Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW. In all, the RAS invests almost $7 million annually in these activities which are designed to promote agricultural excellence and keep our rural communities strong.

    Transport to and from the hotel to Sydney Olympic Park is simple either via taxi or close by train (Town Hall or Central via light rail).

    The show runs from 3rd - 14th April 2020. Pre purchase (recommended) your tickets here.

    Book your Novotel accommodation here or ibis here.

  • 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

  • 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 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

    Reserve your accommodation with us at Novotel or ibis

  • 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 Sydney! Will you help answer the call?

    Find out more about this exhibit at Madame Tussauds


  • Explore Great Barrier Reef in Sydney

    Explore thr great barrier reef at Sea Life Sydney with "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

    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/

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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