38th parallel south
The 38th parallel south is a circle of latitude that is 38 degrees south of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Ocean, and the southern end of South America, including the Andes Mountains and Patagonia.
Around the world
Starting at the Prime Meridian and heading eastwards, the parallel 38° south passes through:
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Passing just south of Île Amsterdam, French Southern and Antarctic Lands Australia South Australia
Victoria - passing through Port Phillip Bay, just south of Melbourne
Pacific Ocean Tasman Sea New Zealand North Island Pacific Ocean Chile Argentina Atlantic Ocean