Vaucluse Bay Leading Lights

The Vaucluse Bay Leading Lights  are active lighthouses guiding sailors down the Eastern Channel into Sydney Harbour.  The distance between the two lights is 945 metres.

They are among the four lighthouses said to be designed, but not, by architect Maurice Festu in a style now sometimes called “Disney Castle”, the others being Grotto Point Light and Parriwi Head Light.

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Parriwi (Rosherville) Light

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light
53B Parriwi Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

Parriwi (Rosherville) Light

Direction

Hornby

Hornby

Hornby
S Head Heritage Trail, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia

Hornby

Direction

Grotto Point

Grotto Point

Grotto Point
Lighthouse Track, Balgowlah Heights NSW 2093, Australia

Grotto Point

Direction

Vaucluse Bay Front Leading Light

Vaucluse Bay Front Leading Light

Vaucluse Bay Front Leading Light
80A Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia

Vaucluse Bay Front Leading Light

Direction

Vaucluse Bay Rear Leading Light

Vaucluse Bay Rear Leading Light

Vaucluse Bay Rear Leading Light
12A Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia

Vaucluse Bay Rear Leading Light

Direction

Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

Technical Details

First Exhibited1884
Permanent Tower
Current Tower1910
StatusActive
LocationFront: Lat. 33°50'58.3"S Long. 151°16'26.1"E

Rear: Lat. 33°51'29.4"S Long. 151°16'22.6"E
Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
ConstructionConcrete
Height7.9 m
Elevation16m
Range5 NM
CharacterF R
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
OperatorSydney Ports Corporation
Custodian
Notes

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

The leading lights are operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation.  Viewing the Front light from the street (80 Wentworth Road) is very difficult due to the steep terrain so the lighthouse is best viewed from the water. The Rear light is easily seen from 12 Wentworth Road

Site Access

Both lights are located on private land and are not accessible to the public.

Tours

No

Accommodation

No

Museum

No

Associated Lighthouses

Parriwi Head (Rosherville)

Grotto Point

Links

The master mariner who was a leading light behind the leading line, Daily Telegraph 7 August 2015

Sources