Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishAkaroa ValleysIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Valley 
Latitude 44° 40' 15.8" S (-44.671045°)  
Longitude 173° 22' 51.7" E (173.38103°)  
Min. Lat 44° 59' 5.1" S (-44.9847°)  
Min. Long 173° 6' 28.9" E (173.108°)  
Max. Lat 44° 21' 26.5" S (-44.3574°)  
Max. Long 173° 39' 14.5" E (173.654°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Previous coordinates (en): Lat: -44.600562; Long: 173.634238    
Additional information (en): Lat: -44.6; Long: 173.3    
Additional information (en): This feature is composed of a series of sea valleys, approximately 95 km SE of the E coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The name first appeared on Coastal Bathymetry Series (CBS) chart 'Banks' in 1977. Minimum depth (m): 140. Maximum depth (m): 1500. Total relief (m): 1360. Dimension/size: 56 km x 12 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-31. Proposer: New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB). History: 2018.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): History: Named in association with Akaroa Harbour and Akaroa Head, on the adjacent mainland. Lit. aka (whanga): harbour; roa: long.    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): 14988459    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: -44.704153; Longitude: 173.367414    
Part of  South Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2019-05-13 13:26:55 by Lonneville Britt
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