Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light

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Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light
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Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light
Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light is located in New South Wales
Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light
New South Wales
Location Vaucluse
New South Wales
Coordinates 33°50′58.41″S 151°16′26.11″E / 33.8495583°S 151.2739194°E / -33.8495583; 151.2739194Coordinates: 33°50′58.41″S 151°16′26.11″E / 33.8495583°S 151.2739194°E / -33.8495583; 151.2739194
Year first constructed 1884 (first)
Year first lit 1910 (current)
Construction concrete
Tower shape cylindrical tower with conical roof
Markings / pattern white tower and roof
Height 26 feet (7.9 m)
Focal height 52 feet (16 m)
Range 5 nautical miles (9.3 km)
Characteristic F R
Admiralty number K2650
NGA number 111-6200
ARLHS number AUS-178
Managing agent Port Authority of New South Wales

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[edit]

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[1] so the lighthouse is best viewed from the water.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kristie Eggleston (February 2004). "NSW Lighthouse trip - Sydney Harbour & environs - Part 1". Lighthouses of Australia Inc Bulletin (1). 

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