WHAT'S ON IN DARLING HARBOUR

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.

  • Taste of The Ternary

    We welcome you to try Taste of The Ternary - with three options there is a selection for you.

    Option A $69 per person

    • 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

    Option B $89 per person

    • 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

    Option C $109 per person

    • 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 Eaton mess with vanilla cream and fresh berries 

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  • New Year's Eve Masquerade

    Make this year’s NYE party the best one yet at The Ternary Restaurant in a prime location overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour fireworks with a sumptuous Seafood Buffet dinner, a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival, 5 hour beverage package and live band – bring your dancing shoes! 18+ Only

    Price:

    $319.00 per person

    Accor Plus $285.00 per person

    Event Date: Tuesday 31st December 2019 

    Timing: 7:30pm – 12:30pm

    Event inclusions: 5 hour beverage package, allocated seating, live entertainment, cocktail or champagne on arrival, Accor Plus – all access pass

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

  • 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: kiera.staines @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

  • New Year's Eve Family Buffet

    Enjoy our annual family buffet in the Barossa Room which includes access to the Barossa Terrace and three hour beverage package.

    Seating:  6:30pm -9:30pm

    Adult (18+) - $159.00    |    Accor Plus Adult (18+) -$149.00
    Young Adults (12-17) - $69.00 |    Children (4-12) $49.00 |   Infants (0-3) Free

    * Including a 3 Hour Beverage Package*

    From 9:30pm Beverages charged on a consumption basis via pop up bar

    Infants (0-3) welcome at no charge, but please ensure you purchase a ticket to enable us to manage seating requirements.

    BOOK NOW: (Follow the links below to book online)

    • Seating   (6:30pm -9:30pm)
    • Adult (18+) - $159.00
    • Young Adults (12-17) - $69.00
    • Children (4-12) $49.00

    • Accor Plus Adult (18+) - $149.00

  • INNERBLOOM

    Intense Hues of Pink, Insanely pretty and with a sweet perfume on the nose, innerbloom is ‘the liquid’ form of Spring.

    The taste, unlike the colour is not of Pashmak (as we all thought) but of rhubarb .

    Perfectly balanced with the slight tartness of citrus, the bittersweet tang of rhubarb and the floral notes of Ink Gin makes for easy drinking.

    The weather is well and truly changing at The Ternary and we're welcoming Spring with open arms. 

     

    LET THE FUN BE GIN

     

    Available from 1st September 2019 - up to and including 30th November 2019 for $17

  • GRILL + WINE

    Nothing speaks Spring more than a chilled glass of 2017 Abellio Albarino Rias and perfectly seasoned spatchcock with lemon + parsley pearl cous cous, fresh off the vine cherry tomatoes and a zesty chimichurri butter

    Available from 1st September 2019 - 30th November 2019 for $45.00

    Book your table at The Ternary NOW

  • Fireworks on Darling Harbour

    See the night sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays from your very own Harbour View room or whilst dining at The Ternary.

    Fireworks displays take place most saturdays on Darling Harbour

    SCHEDULED FIREWORKS DATES & TIMES:

    SCHEDULED FIREWORKS DATES & TIMES:

    November:

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

    December:

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

    January 2020:

    9pm, Sat 4 January
    9pm, Sat 11 January
    9pm, Sat 18 January
    9pm, Sat 25 January

    February 2020:

    9pm, Sat 1 February
    9pm, Sat 8 February
    9pm, Sat 15 February
    9pm, Sat 22 February
    9pm, Sat 29 February

    March 2020:

    9pm, Sat 7 March
    9pm, Sat 14 March
    9pm, Sat 21 March
    No Show on 29 March due to Earth Hour

    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
    Schedule not confirmed for Vivid 2020 [incl. Sat 23 May, Sat 30 May]

    June 2020

    Schedule not confirmed for Vivid 2020 [incl. Sat 6 June, Sat 13 June]
    8.30pm, Sat 20 June
    8.30pm, Sat 27 June
    8.30pm, Sat 29 June

    Why not Eat at The Ternary and enjoy the fireworks over a meal?

                                                  

  • NOVOTEL & IBIS 25% SUMMER SALE

    Summer's come early to Darling Harbour and with the warmer weather in sight it's time to relax and unwind with a drink in hand by the pool.

    Make the most of your Summer stay and surround yourself in Sydney's number 1 dining and entertainment precinct while staying in an iconic Accor hotel, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour.

    Book your stay with us now at Novotel and ibis for a minimum two nights and save yourself 25% off the rate. Plus, for a limitied time only, members can earn up to 4 reward points.

    Terms and conditions apply to this promotion. Please read here before booking to avoid dissapointment. To become a member and earn reward points, join up to Le Club AccorHotel here.

    This offer is available from 6 November 2019 to 20th February 2020 11:59pm. Book your stay at Novotel or ibis Darling Harbour

  • Billy Elliot | The Musical

    Featuring music by the legendary Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen DaldryBilly Elliot the Musical has been seen by over 12 million people worldwide. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, it is the recipient of over 85 awards internationally.

    Set in a northern town during the miners’ strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. Billy Elliot the Musical is an extraordinary theatrical experience that has captivated audiences around the world.

    Stay with us after the show and continue the fun - Book Novotel | Book ibis

  • 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

  • SydFest 2020

    From 8–26 January the Festival returns once again with a diversity of voices. Across 19 days experience the best art from around the world, powerful First Nations works and artists telling Australian stories.

    We are unashamedly diverse. We are equal parts cultural ambition and celebration. We are both free and priceless, valuable and valued. We are Sydney Festival!

    See the official website to find out about featured events

    Stay with us after the show and continue the fun - Book Novotel | Book ibis

  • 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

  • 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

    Reserve your accommodation with us at Novotel or ibis

  • Cirque Du Soleil | Kurios

    Cirque du Soleil arrives into Sydney in October 2019. Be sure to see the new show Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities.

    Recognized over the world, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses and provoke emotions. Discover the highly creative and artistic shows from Cirque du Soleil in your city: Sydney. 

    EVENT DATES: October 2, 2019 - November 24, 2019

    EVENT LOCATION: The Entertainment Quarter Sydney, NSW

    Get tickets:https://tickets.cirquedusoleil.com/shop/#/df10de96-6401-4ec5-b432-89e622ce0c5f/shop/select?_ga=2.141861879.450158816.1567563441-377281439.1567563441&skin=kurios_v2

  • SHREK THE MUSICAL

    Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

    Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder The New York Times called it ‘True Happiness’ and The Daily Mirror said it’s ‘the most fun you’ll ever have’.SHREK THE MUSICAL, part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

  • 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

    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/

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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