Vaucluse Bay Range Rear Light
New South Wales
|Year first constructed||1884 (first)|
|Year first lit||1910 (current)|
|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)|
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.
Site operation and visiting
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.
- 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.
- "List of Lighthouses of New South Wales". Lighthouses of Australia. Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
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