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.
ACCOR SHELTERS & OPENS HEARTS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY THE BUSHFIRES
Accor is committed to supporting firefighters, families & the environment impacted by the heartbreaking bushfires.
TO DATE WE HAVE:
1. Provided emergency accommodation and catering to families and services personnel
2. Established a crisis support team in Canberra to provide services to the RFS & Red Cross
3. Our hotels in Canberra and Adelaide mobilised quickly to open their doors to people being relocated or affected by the fires
4. For many months, the Fairmont Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains has been a safe haven for such a large and vulnerable community
5. We have extended staff rates to emergency personnel nationally for 12 months to say thank you
6. Accor will kick start our appeal with $200,000 to support firefighting, Red Cross Disaster Recovery, animal welfare and the environment
WE HAVE LAUNCHED A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN ACROSS 400 HOTELS THROUGHOUT THE PACIFIC
You can show your support here for the Accor Bushfire Disaster Appeal. Where does your money go? 1. Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Campaign, 2. State Based Rural and volunteer fire services, 3. Animal welfare and re-establishment of the natural environment
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium is an immersive experience that invites you into the wondrous world of prehistoric marine reptiles. Glide with baby plesiosaurs, pass a school of bioluminescent jellyfish, and get dangerously close to the gigantic jaws of a Kronosaurus in a new and never-before-seen version of this acclaimed touring production.
Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment – using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an unforgettable visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of palaeontology.
12.30pm and 2pm sessions include a post-show puppet encounter! You can get up-close to the puppets and artists, learn more about the creatures and have your photo taken!
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!
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!
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.
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)
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!
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/
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.