4. Queenstown (New Zealand)
One of the friendliest cities is also Queenstown in New Zealand, known as the world capital of adventure tourism. In fact, the city is on par with Akaroa, Wellington, and Auckland in terms of friendliness. The city is regarded as a haven for immigrants from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom who have chosen to live in the city and work in bars and various adventure groups alongside locals.
Locals are known for being warm and friendly, easy to talk to, and adept at quickly putting visitors in a good mood. The city is truly ideal for those looking for an outdoor adventure, as well as those who want to pamper themselves and take their trip more lightly. If you are feeling brave, you can take a Skyline gondola ride for a panoramic view of Queenstown or try bungee jumping.
But that is not where the adventure ends. You can go on a bike ride and then treat yourself to a Segway tour, or you can go on a boat cruise to see the city’s stunning scenery. Queenstown also has a spa for extra pampering, and do not forget to visit the vineyards, which should be a mandatory part of your itinerary.