Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three New Zealand cities have been ranked in the Top 20 of Condé Nast Traveller’s annual World’s Friendliest Cities ranking. Queenstown has been ranked the fourth, Auckland the 15th friendliest and Wellington 17th friendliest city.

Queenstown, a South Island city known for being a centre for adventure sports, “welcomes thousands of visitors year-round.” According to participants in the ranking the city’s “natural beauty is overwhelming,” and “the locals know how to make you feel at home.”

Auckland earned points for its friendly locals as well as cleanliness and convenience. It “has everything you need,” as stated by visitors.

New Zealand’s capital Wellington comes in on rank 17 and is described as “beautiful port town with a vibrant waterfront, many dining options, and friendly people.”

“Wellington is just completely stunning, period,” said one Wellington visitor in the ranking.

The Top 10 Friendliest Cities are…

  1. Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Dublin, Ireland
  4. Queenstown, New Zealand
  5. Park City, Utah
  6. Galway, Ireland
  7. Savannah, Georgia
  8. Kraków, Poland
  9. Bruges, Belgium
  10. Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Article Source: Condé Nast Traveller, August 15, 2016

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Tags: Auckland  Conde Nast Traveler  Queenstown  Wellington  

  • Hilary Colls - 1:55 pm on November 6th, 2019
    I am a New Zealander and Auckland would be the most unfriendliest city I have ever lived in. I've lived int eh UK France and travelled all over the world as have many Kiwis'. Queenstown, there are very few locals left there as it is so expensive we cannot afford it. all local shops have vastly reduced and staff are foreigners on working holidays to New Zealand. Of the three you mention Wellington is very friendly and the locals are great at helping people find their way around. Always so much to do and most of it free. The gateway between North and south Island and the capital of New Zealand
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