Sydney, Queenstown and Auckland named in friendliest top ten

International travellers and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have voted Sydney as the friendliest destination in the World in this year’s annual rankings. Melbourne made the number one position last year, with Sydney at number five, but the rankings turned right around this year with Melbourne getting pushed out of the table.

"Such friendly people," enthused one reader, "so much so that after we met an Australian woman on our flight there, she offered to pick us up at our hotel and spent a whole day showing us her favourite parts of the city."

Queenstown and Auckland in New Zealand also made the top ten in 3rd and 9th places respectively. One reader praised Queenstown for it’s "very friendly locals (who) genuinely enjoy interacting with tourists," and said "you can't NOT have a good time in Queenstown."

Auckland has dropped down the list this year from its joint first position in 2014, but overall, most of the readers agreed that there were "absolutely wonderful people everywhere!"

See the full list and find out more about why readers voted these citiesin to the top ten on the Condé Nast website.

So, if you fancy studying in one of the friendliest cities in the World, you can find out more about studying in Sydney here, studying in Auckland here, and about universities on the South Island here.

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