Blinking Billy Point

  • Approx. floor space
  • Capacity
    200 people
  • Ceiling height
    Various heights

Space overview

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.

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Sandy Bay Road,
Sandy Bay, 7005

License to serve alcohol may be required.

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus


2 carparks & on-street available

Blinking Billy Point


Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay, 7005

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