Jun 25, 2024

By Sydney Boating team

For those looking to attend this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, stay and play longer with these exclusive packages and offers from a range of Sydney’s renowned accommodation providers.

Visitors to the annual Show will need multiple days to fit in all that this year’s Event has in store. With more than 200 marine businesses from across Australia and beyond set to converge on Darling Harbour from 1 to 4 August, visitors will have the chance to view and compare more than 600 boats, alongside thousands of the latest products from cruising, sailing, skiing and wakeboarding, to paddling, snorkelling, fishing and more. 

This line-up will be further enhanced by live entertainment, displays and activations – including the highly anticipated fishing masterclasses and Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub . Not to mention the various attractions and experiences that the Darling Harbour precinct offers, including the Maritime Museum, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, plus the newly rejuvenated IMAX Theatre

For 2024, the Show has partnered with a variety of Sydney accommodation venues to provide visitors with exclusive offers that cater for all budgets and styles, these include: 

Intercontinental Sydney – Indulge in a luxurious weekend stay at InterContinental Sydney during the Sydney International Boat Show and enjoy an exclusive Book Early and Save offer. Explore the hotel’s newly renovated guest rooms and suites, spectacular harbour and city views and world class dining venues.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Escape to a world of ultimate relaxation, romance and waterfront sophistication, nestled in the heart of Darling Harbour. With Sydney’s vibrant playground on the doorstep, guests can revel in the epitome of luxury with unparalleled five-star service and world-class facilities. Savour the French way of life with four vibrant bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Champagne Bar. 

Novotel Darling Square – Conveniently located amongst Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD and ICC Novotel Sydney Darling Square features rooms overlooking the Chinese Gardens and Darling Square precinct.

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour – With its soaring lobby and cool vibes, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is a resort within the city. The property is conveniently located in the heart of Darling Harbour, adjacent to the ICC Sydney, providing unique accommodation within walking distance of shopping, dining and all points within Sydney’s CBD.

Parkroyal Darling Harbour – Situated on the city-side of Darling Harbour, Parkroyal Darling Harbour offers premium accommodation suited to all types of travellers. The hotel offers exceptional convenience due to its close proximity to both the Darling Harbour Precinct and Sydney’s bustling CBD. Guests attending the International Boat Show can receive up to 20% off the Best Available Rate when booking directly with the hotel.

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour – Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is located next to Chinatown, Sydney’s CBD, and is within walking distance to Darling Harbour. Show visitors can take advantage of special show offers when booking directly. 

IBIS Sydney on Darling Harbour – Located in the heart of Darling Harbour and adjacent to the ICC Sydney, IBIS Sydney provides unique accommodation options within walking distance to shopping, dining, and all points within Sydney’s CBD.

Kimpton Margot Sydney – Located in the pulsing heart of the CBD, the Kimpton Margot Sydney is a premium boutique hotel with an art deco charm and a contemporary sensibility. Guests can work, rest or play in the stylish, spacious rooms and suites with high ceilings and delicious à la carte breakfast at Luke’s Kitchen. Approximately 12 minutes’ walk to Darling Harbour.

Rydes Darling Square – Nestled in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, just a stone’s throw from the action, yet secluded in a restorative bubble of relaxation, Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel is an enthralling base to capitalise on everything the city has to offer. It’s the perfect balance of elegance and simplicity, cosmopolitan flair and a welcoming sense of homeliness.

Vulcan Hotel – Just a short walk from Darling Harbour, the Vulcan Hotel offers a cosy, contemporary retreat. Enjoy a 10 percent discount for Show attendees. This boutique hotel blends intimate comfort with modern style, providing the perfect base to enjoy the event and the vibrant city.

Tickets start from AUD$25 for an early bird general admission ticket, available to purchase until 17 July 2024. Children under 16 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Early bird ticket purchasers will also go into the draw to win AUD$10,000 in ‘Boat Show Dollars’ to spend with an exhibitor at the Show.

Whether it’s a weekend city-escape or immersive marine adventure, Sydney promises an unforgettable stay during the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show. For more information on how visitors can stay, play and save visit:

The 2024 Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) and its event delivery partner Mulpha Events, and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Walcon Marine and new for 2024, Century Batteries and GMSV.