Craving solitude? Then a visit to New Zealand’s least populated region is the solution.

The West Coast covers an area of 23,000 km² and has about 32,000 residents – that’s only 1.39 people per square kilometre. About 84% of the land on the West Coast is under conservation management so it’s the perfect location for experiencing the peace and contentment that comes from being alone in nature.

Top of the must-visit locations on the West Coast is Glacier Country. You only need to share this region with about 1000 residents so there’s no better spot to head down the road less travelled.