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.

    Click below to reserve a space

  • 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

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

  • Spirited by The Ternary

    The Ternary together with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will host a luxury collaborative dining experience for one night only on Thursday 15th August, 2019. 

    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. 

    Price- $189pp limited AccorPlus Members, $209 general public 

    Date - Thursday 15th August 2019 

    Time- 6:00pm - 10:00pm 

    Information- Matt Bailey Whisky speaker, no allocated seating 

    Note- This is an 18+ event 

    For all enquiries and to book, contact Kiera Staines on E: Kiera.Staines@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.

  • 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

  • Sweeny Todd - A Musical Thriller

    The pre-eminent leading man of Australian musical theatre, Anthony Warlow, joins forces with the incomparable Gina Riley in this spectacular re-imagined version of the musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

    Warlow - Australia’s original Phantom - is set to play ‘demon barber’ Sweeney Todd, while Gina Riley plays pie-shop owner Mrs. Lovett in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 musical masterpiece. Together they bring high-wattage star power to this unique new concert production.

    They will be joined by musical theatre icon Debra Byrne, the incredibly talented Michael Falzon and international opera star, Daniel Sumegi. Check out the full company on the official website.

    Show Dates: 13 - 16 JUNE 2019

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  • 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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  • 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 splashes into Madame Tussauds Sydney this summer! Will you help answer the call? Stay tuned to our social channels for all the latest news and updates!

    Find out more about this exhibit at Madame Tussauds

     

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat. The performance features songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score.

    Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and 4 other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerising joyride through a world of pure imagination.

    Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka!

    Get ready for the Oompa Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes, sets and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

     

    Location: Capitol Theatre

    Event Dates: 5th January - 21st July 2019

    For more information: Click here

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  • 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.

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    See full event information: Australian National Maritime Museum

  • 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. 

    Find out more about this event at ICC Theatre Sydney

  • On Sharks and Humanity

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

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

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

    Share your photos using hashtag #onsharksandhumanity #seesharksdifferently

  • Good Food & Wine Show

    Good food and good wine is nothing without good company to share it with, and this year the Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi, is excited to again offer an exciting line-up of features to discover, taste, share and enjoy.

    Here is your chance to become immersed in all things food and wine, with returning show favourites and new, never before seen experiences and masterclasses.

    Location: ICC Sydney

    Date: 21-23 June 2019

    Find out more & get tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show 2019 at ICC Sydney

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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/

  • 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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  • Happy Hour at The Ternary

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

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

  • Shark Dive Extreme

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more: https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/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

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  • Wellness Ambassador Sally Fitzgibbons

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

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

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

  • Penguin Expedition at Sealife Sydney

    The Penguin Expedition is an immersive experience allowing you to get up close and personal to a spectacular colony of King and Gentoo penguins during a sensory and educational sub-Antarctic boat journey!

    A world first-of-its kind penguin exhibit where guests can get up close and personal to a spectacular colony of King and Gentoo Penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

    A continuous chain of boats, each with a capacity of 8 guests, running all day every day carries guests on a journey along the river, through the heart of the colony.

    Immersive ride-through adventure

    Inspired by Macquarie Island – an Australian owned island that lies in the south-west Pacific Ocean – Penguin Expedition creates an explorer out of each and every guest as they travel in a raft through a rugged sub-Antarctic environment at a cool-but-comfortable six degrees Celsius.

    The voyage includes getting face-to-flipper in an awe-inspiring recreation of the penguins’ home, including magical flurries of snow, whistling winds and the stunning southern lights.

    This amazing new discovery aims to educate guests by highlighting the impacts of plastic pollution and habitat destruction affecting these majestic birds.

    Amazing discoveries await after disembarking thanks to the researchers at the Macquarie Island Explorer Hut. Guests will find out about SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s penguin breeding program and what they can do to help conserve Macquarie Island.

    View the Sydney Sealife Aquarium Website for full details about exciting activity

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