Vaucluse is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the
state of New South Wales, Australia. Vaucluse is
located 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of the
Sydney central business district, in the local
government areas of Waverley Council and the
Municipality of Woollahra.
Vaucluse is located on the South Head
peninsula, just south of The Gap with Sydney
Harbour on the west and the Tasman Sea to the
east. The Sydney Harbour side of the suburb
commands views across the harbour to the
Sydney Harbour Bridge. The adjacent suburbs
are Watsons Bay, to the north and Rose Bay and
Dover Heights to the south.
Vaucluse is a mainly residential suburb. For
many years, it was the most affluent suburb in
Sydney and in terms of houses and properties is
still in the top five most expensive suburbs.
Tahiti, a Hawaiian-style residence in tropical
gardens above Hermit Bay, set Australian
residential record when it sold to a trio of South
Africans (the Krok brothers) for more than $29
million in September 2007.