The world’s friendliest cities have been revealed — and an Australian city came in second.

Sydney is the second friendliest city in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler‘s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Aussies are very friendly,” one voter said. “Every time we stopped to stare at our map to get our bearings an Aussie would stop and offer to help us.”

Sydney was the only Australian city that cracked the list, which was voted on by 128,000 travellers. New Zealand, on the other hand, took out three spots in the top 20, including Queenstown at 4, Auckland at 15 and Wellington at 17.

On the plus side, no Australian cities made the list of the world’s unfriendliest cities, which was topped by Newark, New Jersey.

According to the voters, the friendliest town in the world is actually Charleston in South Carolina. Must be all that Southern hospitality.

Sydney actually topped the list last year, but being such a friendly city, we’re sure they’ll take the demotion well.

The friendliest cities in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler

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

The unfriendliest cities in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler

  1. Newark, New Jersey (USA)
  2. Tijuana (Mexico)
  3. Oakland, California (USA)
  4. Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  5. Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA)
  6. Caracas (Venezuela)
  7. Maputo (Mozambique)
  8. Detroit, Michigan (USA)
  9. Lagos (Nigeria)
  10. Doha (Qatar)

What’s the friendliest city you’ve ever been to? How about the unfriendliest? Have your say in the comments below!