The Eglinton Valley is a 30 minute drive north of Te Anau on the South Island of New Zealand that you'll go while in transit to Milford Sound. This valley is notable for 'The Avenue of the Disappearing Mountain' and its superb perspectives. The Eglinton valley is glaciated with steep sides and a level floor. It's between 0.5 to 2 kilometers wide and has a shingle riverbed floor, which is always being changed by the Eglinton River. This is one of only a handful few valleys in Fiordland to have street access. Since the Eglinton Valley is a long thin valley with clear common limits, a wide assortment of vegetation, and a street running up the center, it is a perfect area to investigate and see the shocking encompasses from one of the main street open valleys in Fiordland.