Access to Bruny Island is by car ferry, a vehicular ferry that departs from Kettering which is about a 40 minute drive south of Hobart, or an hour from the airport. The ferry ride takes about 15 minutes. Mandala is a scenic 30 to 40 minute drive from the ferry terminal at Roberts Point, through the mainly farming country on North Bruny Island, along the famous ‘Neck’ isthmus which connects to the more rugged South Bruny Island, and on to Alonnah on the west coast of the island.
Mandala is a couple of kilometers up the coast from Alonnah, accessed via a small precinct of houses and holiday shacks and a short stretch of dirt road – Matthew Flinders Drive – through coastal bushland. By foot or cycle, Mandala can also be reached along a historic ‘dray track’ which hugs the shore from Alonnah right up to Mandala’s front gateway.