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Vaucluse is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It 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, it 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. The Australian residential record was overtaken by Leon Kamenev, the founder of Menulog, purchasing 4 waterfront properties on prestigious Coolong Road for a combined $80 million in April 2016. The vast majority of extensively high-worth properties in Vaucluse are located on the Western side of New South Head Rd towards the harbour, with less expensive housing and property being found closer East of New South Head Rd, around South Head Cemetery.