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
$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
Catch all the excitement of Australia's great race whilst enjoying a delicious 3 course sit down luncheon with a glass of Taittinger Champagne on arrival. Enjoy three hours of platinum wines, free flowing bubbles and beers, Big screen TV's to watch the race, sweepstakes and fashion on the field prizes.
Price: $149 – no further discounts
Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019.
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
For a limited time only (until 18th Oct 23:59) , Accor Plus and Le Club members can book this incredible accommodation offer and receive 30% OFF the best available rate per night + FREE breakfast*
Accor Plus members also receive an additional 10% off. You can take advantage of these discounts by signing up to become a member of Le Club AccorHotels here (free to join) or Accor Plus here
This offer is valid for stays from 15th December 2019 - 14th November 2020. Terms and conditions apply, this offer is only available online via AccorHotels or directly through our reservations department.
Spring has well and truly sprung at Novotel & Ibis and we've got an offer you'll absolutely love! There's no better time than the present and with Spring in the air, here's another excuse to go on a break, if ever you needed one.
From now, up to and including October 31 2019 (11.59PM) you can save $25 off the best available rate each night with the option to add buffet breakfast for only $1* extra per person when you book directly with us (accorhotels.com.au, over the phone or mobile app).
This offer is valid for stays between 29 April 2019 and 31 January 2020 (both dates inclusive)
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
Featuring music by the legendary Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy 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.
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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!
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,
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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:
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/
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.
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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
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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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
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.
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
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
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.
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.