Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light

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Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light
Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light is located in New South Wales
Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light
Location Vaucluse
New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 33°51′29.47″S 151°16′22.58″E / 33.8581861°S 151.2729389°E / -33.8581861; 151.2729389Coordinates: 33°51′29.47″S 151°16′22.58″E / 33.8581861°S 151.2729389°E / -33.8581861; 151.2729389
Year first constructed 1884 (first)
Year first lit 1910 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and conical roof
Height 26 feet (7.9 m)
Focal height 275 feet (84 m)
Range 5 nautical miles (9.3 km)
Characteristic F R
Admiralty number K2650.1
NGA number 111-6204
ARLHS number AUS-285

Vaucluse Bay Range Rear 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 rear range light companion to the Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light, into Vaucluse Bay. The distance between the two 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 Front Light.

The light is shone through a window.

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The light is operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation. It is located on private land, not accessible to the public, but easily seen from 12 Wentworth Road.

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