The gateway to the central North Island, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest inland city, straddling the superb Waikato River.
With a young, smart and innovative population, Hamilton's warm and welcoming spirit, rich history and contrasting splendours ensure visitors are spoilt for choice for places to relax, enjoy and do business.
From magnificent parks and gardens to a thriving cultural precinct, the city offers a vibrant combination of fine dining and nightlife options as well as an eclectic mix of leisure, lifestyle and activity choices.
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In the 2022 Global Peace Index survey, New Zealand was ranked the 2nd most peaceful country in the world. Our independent justice system is highly regarded worldwide and in 2017-2018, the World Justice Project ranked us 7th in the Global rankings for the quality of our legal system.
The Legatum Prosperity Index ranks New Zealand 2nd out of 149 countries. The index looks at a range of variables such as economic quality, business environment, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, social capital and natural environment.