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.

  • Disney's Frozen

    You’ve never seen FROZEN like this!” - Good Morning America

    From the producers of Aladdin and The Lion King, Disney’s new hit musical Frozen is storming Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from December 2020.

    Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Frozen the Musical is expertly brought to the stage by acclaimed Director Michael Grandage, giving life to this beloved story in an all new, unforgettable theatrical experience.  

    An inspiring tale of sisterhood and true love, it features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. With gorgeous sets and costumes as well as sensational special effects, Frozen is everything a Broadway musical should be – moving, spectacular and pure joy.

    Be one of the first to witness this global phenomenon on stage!

    Click here for more information or to buy your tickets now!

  • The Ternary on Uber Eats

    You can now order your favourites from The Ternary Restaurant on uber eats.

    Simply download the app (if you have not already). Find The Ternary, select want you want and make the order.

    Restirctions apply to ensure we can get the freshest most delicious food to you! Discover the exciting menu here

  • 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.

    CHEF'S TASTE OF THE TERNARY

    • 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

    CHEF'S TASTE OF THE TERNARY WITH SCOTCH FILLET

    • 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

    CHEF'S TASTE OF THE TERNARY WITH BALMAIN BUGS

    • 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.

    CANAPES

    Goat’s cheese tartlet

    Pumpkin arancini with basil pesto mayonnaise

     Ternary Naan bread with smoked cucumber yoghurt and green mango chutney

     

    ENTRÉE (SELECT ONE)

    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   

     

    MAINS (SELECT ONE)

    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

     

    DESSERT (ALTERNATE DROP)

    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

    NOTE: THIS IS AN 18+ EVENT

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

    (NOTE: Live music is currently not taking place, we intend to continue live music when it is possible for us to do so).

  • 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.

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

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

    SCHEDULED FIREWORKS DATES & TIMES:

    May 2020:

    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

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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