Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light
|Location||Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia|
|Year first constructed||1884|
|Year first lit||1910|
|Tower shape||round, conical roof|
|Markings / pattern||white|
|Height||26 feet (7.9 m)|
|Focal height||52 feet (16 m)|
|Range||5 nautical miles (9.3 km)|
Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light is an active lighthouse located on the east side of the entrance to Vaucluse Bay in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia. It serves as the front range light, Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light serving as the rear light, into Vaucluse Bay. The distance between the lights is 945 metres (3,100 ft).
It is one of four such lighthouses designed by architect Maurice Festu in a style now sometimes called "Disney Castle", the others being Grotto Point Light, Parriwi Head Light and Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light.
The light is shone through a window.
Site operation and visiting
The light is operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation. It is located on private land and not accessible to the public. Viewing the lighthouse from the street (80 Wentworth Road) is very difficult due to the steep terrain so the lighthouse is best viewed from the water.
- Kristie Eggleston (February 2004). "NSW Lighthouse trip - Sydney Harbour & environs - Part 1". Lighthouses of Australia Inc Bulletin (1).
- List of Lights, Pub. 111, The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 127.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: New South Wales". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
- Searle, Garry. "List of Lighthouses - New South Wales". Lighthouses of Australia. SeaSide Lights.
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