Tasman Sea

The Tasman Sea is the large sea body, lies between Australia and New Zealand


It covers across about 2000 kilometres (1250 miles)It widens about 2800 km (approx) from north to southIt is a south-western part of the South Pacific Ocean

Naming: The Sea was named after the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, the first recorded European to come across New Zealand and TasmaniaThe British explorer Captain James Cook later widely navigated the Tasman Sea in the 1770s as part of his first journey of exploration


The Tasman Sea is considered by the International Hydrographic Organization to include the waters to the east of the Australian states (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania)The northern state of Queensland neighbors the Coral Sea, and the boundary between New South Wales and Queensland is also used as the boundary between the two seas


The Tasman Sea features a number of mid-sea island groups, main islands are Lord Howe Island (part of New South Wales), Ball's Pyramid (part of New South Wales), Norfolk Island, in the extreme north of the Tasman Sea, on the border with the Coral Sea (External Territory), Middleton Reef (part of Coral Sea Islands Territory), Elizabeth Reef (part of Coral Sea Islands Territory)

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Major ports and harbours in Pacific Ocean