Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.


St Davids Park
16 Elizabeth St, Nipaluna/Hobart TAS 7000

Parking and Transport

Street Parking

Limited paid street parking is available surrounding St David’s Park. Please note that parking with be further limited on Saturdays due to Salamanca Markets.

Multi-storey Parking

The closest multi-storey carpark is Salamanca Square Carpark, located at 20 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point TAS 7004. Saturday $15 max fee, $3 per hour.

Public Transport

The closest bus stops to St David’s Park are as follows:
– Stop 4, Conservatorium, Sandy Bay Road. This stop is a 2-minute journey to St David’s Park, crossing Sandy Bay Road at two sets of traffic lights, on a pathway sealed for the entire journey.
– Stop 5, Davey St near Heathfield Avenue. This stop is a 2 to 5-minute journey to St David’s Park, crossing an intersection of streets/roads at three sets of traffic lights, on a pathway sealed for the entire journey.


A taxi rink is available in on Castray Esplanade, opposite the Princes Wharf 1 Shed, and is identifiable from afar by a weather shelter. This rink is a 10 to 15-minute journey through Salamanca Markets and to St Favid’s Park on a paved surface that can be bumpy in places.

Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.


Accessible Parking

Accessible parking on Salamanca Place will be unavailable due to the Salamanca Market held on Saturday.
One accessible park with a drop kerb is available on Gladstone Street, directly outside the entry to Salamanca Mews. This space is a 2-minute journey through Salamanca Mews on a sealed surface to reach St David’s Park.

An accessible parking drop-off/pick-up point is provided by Salamanca Market each Saturday and is located close to the market entry on Castray Esplanade. This location is a 15 to 20-minute journey through the market to St David’s Park.

Wheelchair Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please refer to the above ‘Level Access’ for further notes on terrain conditions. Accessible bathrooms are located on the top side of St David’s Park, closest to the corner of Sandy Bay Road and Gladstone Street.

Level Access

This venue can be navigated without encountering any steps. Please note that the pathways may be bumpy in places due to tree roots. You may also encounter moments of inclination and declination while using paths.

Food and Beverage Offerings

A variety of venues provided anything from light snacks and drinks to large meals and alcohol can be found on Salamanca Place, a 10-minute journey from the lower entry to St David’s Park. Every Saturday, the Salamanca Market occupies the length of Salamanca Place, offering a variety of grab-and-go food and beverage options.

Events at this venue