EGLINTON VALLEY - THE ROAD TO MILFORD SOUND

The drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound (SH94) has many beautiful places to pull over to the side of the road to admire the scenery. This was one of those places...

The Eglinton Valley is the home of the Eglinton River (not surprisingly) which flows for a distance of 50km from Lake Gunn to Lake Te Anau which is the largest lake in Australasia by volume. By surface area it is the second largest lake in NZ, with Lake Taupo being the largest.

The mountains on the left of the frame lead up to Mount Eglinton (1854m above sea level), a vertical climb of around 1500m from where this image was taken.