Accommodation is understandably very hard to come by, on parts of the West Coast of the South Island. There are lots of travelers looking for a bed and breakfast West Coast has to offer.
Milford Sound in particular, is picture postcard material. In fact, it was awarded the world's top travel location in an international survey in 2008 and is New Zealand's most famous tourist location. What typifies this pretty part of the world is the sheer rock faces that rise 3900 feet or more that surround it.
It is vital to keep in mind that one time you have booked the ideal bed and breakfast West Coast has available, pack a rain jacket in your travel bag. Milford Sound is named the wettest inhabited place in the country and of the wettest in the world. It rains on average 182 days a year. This only adds to the magical scenery on offer, as this constant rain ensures that water cascades up to 1000 meters in length down the cliff faces. It is also very common to see seals, penguins, whales and dolphins throughout this area, as well as most other parts of the West Coast of the South Island.
Lots of tourists get to Milford Sound by campervans or tour buses as part of their whirlwind South Island experience. One time you have travelled down the West Coast, you'll want to recommend it to all of your friends.