The Fiordland National Park offers spectacular scenery of the
Eglinton Valley. The valley was formed by an ancient glacier, and
is now home to rivers, lakes, tussock flats and beech forests, all
surrounded by precipitous mountains. Milford Sound is the most
famous and accessible of the grand glacier-carved fiords scattered
along New Zealand's southwestern coast. Mountain peaks with
sculptural, hanging valleys send waterfalls cascading over sheer
granite cliffs to the sea below.
Enjoy a cruise on the Sound under the famous Mitre Peak, which
rises a mile high above the water. The cruise takes you past
magnificent waterfalls and out to the Tasman Sea. During a cruise
on Milford Sound you may be lucky enough to see a wide variety of
wildlife, including seals, penguins and dolphins.