151 Darley Road, Manly
Fondly known as “the castle on the hill” (where the Hollywood blockbuster The Great Gatsby was filmed and where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married), the ICMS castle is a Sydney landmark dating back to the 19th Century. The imposing structure dominating the northern Sydney’s beachside suburb’s landscape won worldwide acclaim when it was built by the Catholic Church between 1885 and 1889. The building, with its Gothic style and romantic central bell tower, holds a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. The entire estate covers 20 hectares of parkland.
The campus is a five-minute walk to famous Manly beach and Manly's CBD, well known for its shopping precinct, cafés, restaurants and beachside lifestyle. A few minutes’ walk in the other direction will lead you to the foreshores of the harbour. There are harbour side bush walks to explore, extending more than 50 kilometres north and south. ICMS is also close enough to Sydney city – 17 minutes by fast ferry from Manly ferry wharf.
You have access to facilities on campus include computer laboratories, tennis and basketball courts, café, bar and restaurant. Free wireless internet is available throughout the buildings of the campus.
Getting to ICMS Northern Beaches campus in Manly
The Northern Beaches Campus is in one of Sydney’s favourite beachside suburbs so there are plenty of ways to travel in, out and around Manly. Regular transport services to the campus are available via Sydney ferries, buses and taxis.
On Foot: Campus is a 5 – 10 minute short stroll from the Manly Village CBD.
By Bus: ICMS runs a free regular shuttle bus service during teaching weeks for ICMS students from the main Manly precinct up to the campus. Sydney buses operate regularly around Manly.
By Car: Free parking is available on campus for our ICMS students and visitors.
By Ferry: The most scenic way to travel to this campus is by ferry. Fast ferries travel between Manly and Circular Quay in the CBD and take just 17 minutes each way. Or you can take a little more time to enjoy the view. The normal ferry service leaves approximately every half hour from Circular Quay (Wharf 3) or Manly and takes 30 minutes. Visit the Manly Fast Ferry and Transport NSW websites for more information.