Type of space: Art Gallery, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Theatre, Non Traditional, Music Rehearsal Space, Open-air space , Park and Bushland, Photography Studio

    Named affectionately after harbour master William Watchorn, Blinking Billy Point once housed two spotlights on its embankment. From 1890 until the Second World War, these spotlights worked in conjunction with a series of batteries that formed Hobart’s Derwent Defence Network, in particular Alexandra Battery and after 1909 Fort Nelson. Tucked away below a navigational beacon, the remains of the spotlight encasements offer excellent views of the River Derwent.

    A well-maintained path from Long Beach leads to below these remains, placing them in perfect position for theatre and musical performances, film shoots, photography, promenade theatre, projection and light installations.  

    Booking enquiries: Call 03 6238 2886.

    Fees and charges: view City of Hobart's fees and charges. These are reviewed and approved by Council each financial year.

    Special Requirements

    License to serve alcohol may be required.

    Parking Notes

    2 carparks & on-street available

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureDrawingExhibitionsFilmFilm LocationInstallationMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsProject SpacePublic art installationSculptureSpoken Word


    • Floor Dimensions 540.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Max. Capacity 200
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Public transport