Ranking Score Explained

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The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Hooker Valley Track.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Hooker Valley Track

Valid Reviews

309 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 309 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 309 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 123
40%
9/10 104
34%
8/10 60
19%
7/10 18
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.49% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.49% and is based on 309 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

289 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 309 valid reviews, the experience has 289 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 289 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 112
39%
9/10 98
34%
8/10 59
20%
7/10 16
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track face-to-face reviews is 90.31% and is based on 289 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.43%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Davina 7/10 198 days 85.35 98%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 290 days 86.67 100%
Ben H 9/10 535 days 54.64 63%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 660 days true 34.99 40%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 669 days true 33.76 38%
Roland Eggli 10/10 877 days true 12.53 14%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 892 days true 11.53 12%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 903 days true 10.84 12%
Sevi 8/10 904 days true 10.24 11%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 905 days true 10.72 12%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 914 days true 10.19 11%
Katie and Rob 10/10 915 days true 10.13 11%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 917 days true 9.52 10%
Car R 9/10 928 days 9.42 10%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 936 days true 9.01 10%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 936 days true 9.01 10%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 936 days true 9.01 10%
Barb Steadman 10/10 936 days true 9.01 10%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 937 days true 8.51 9%
James Macguire 9/10 941 days true 8.76 9%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 941 days true 8.76 9%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 942 days true 8.27 9%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 946 days true 8.52 9%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 948 days 8.42 9%
Emma Millett 8/10 950 days true 7.92 8%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 971 days true 7.44 8%
Loic Besson 10/10 972 days true 7.4 8%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 972 days true 7.4 8%
Natasha 8/10 973 days true 6.99 7%
Oliver Francis 8/10 973 days true 6.99 7%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 976 days true 6.59 7%
Vallee Manon 10/10 978 days true 7.17 7%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 980 days true 7.1 7%
Ruden Perez 10/10 981 days true 7.06 7%
Manu Liberta 10/10 988 days true 6.81 7%
Carole Schwab 10/10 988 days true 6.81 7%
Moreno 8/10 989 days true 6.44 7%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 990 days true 6.75 7%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 990 days true 6.75 7%
Olde Vogel 8/10 992 days true 6.35 6%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 992 days true 6.35 6%
Bob 10/10 994 days true 6.62 7%
Yee How 7/10 996 days true 5.96 6%
Marc Perales 8/10 997 days true 6.2 6%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1001 days true 6.4 6%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1001 days true 6.4 6%
Maarten 6/10 1001 days true 5.31 5%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1005 days true 5.97 6%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1005 days true 6.28 6%
Sarah 10/10 1015 days true 6.01 6%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1015 days true 6.01 6%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1024 days true 5.51 5%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1025 days true 5.78 6%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1030 days true 5.67 6%
James Jackson 10/10 1031 days true 5.65 6%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1051 days 5.31 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1081 days 5.03 5%
Matilda 8/10 1232 days true 4.55 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1234 days true 4.55 4%
Cecile 10/10 1238 days true 4.78 5%
Patricia 9/10 1241 days true 4.78 5%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1244 days true 4.77 5%
Mathilde 10/10 1246 days true 4.77 5%
Phlippe 9/10 1246 days true 4.77 5%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1247 days true 4.77 5%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1247 days true 4.77 5%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1247 days true 4.77 5%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1248 days true 4.77 5%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1248 days true 4.77 5%
Laurine 9/10 1249 days true 4.77 5%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1250 days true 4.76 5%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1251 days true 4.52 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1251 days true 4.33 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1251 days true 4.76 5%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1251 days true 4.76 5%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1251 days true 4.76 5%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1253 days true 4.76 5%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1255 days true 4.52 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1255 days true 4.76 5%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1255 days true 4.76 5%
Michael L 10/10 1257 days true 4.75 5%
Celine 10/10 1257 days true 4.75 5%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1258 days true 4.32 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1259 days true 4.51 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1260 days true 4.75 5%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1262 days 4.75 5%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1262 days true 4.51 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1262 days true 4.75 5%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1263 days true 4.74 5%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1264 days true 4.74 5%
Elisabet 10/10 1267 days true 4.74 5%
Lisa 10/10 1267 days true 4.74 5%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1271 days true 4.73 5%
Alex 10/10 1273 days true 4.73 5%
Kathi 10/10 1273 days true 4.73 5%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1273 days true 4.73 5%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1273 days true 4.73 5%
Sandra 9/10 1275 days true 4.73 5%
Kim 8/10 1275 days true 4.49 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1275 days true 4.73 5%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1276 days true 3.92 4%
Riviere 8/10 1276 days true 4.49 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1277 days true 4.72 5%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1277 days true 4.72 5%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1286 days true 4.47 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1287 days true 4.71 5%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1288 days true 4.71 5%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1289 days 4.28 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1296 days true 4.69 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1298 days true 4.46 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1299 days true 4.69 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1301 days true 4.69 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1302 days true 4.45 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1304 days true 4.68 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1307 days true 4.68 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1312 days true 4.67 4%
Philip 10/10 1312 days true 4.67 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1313 days true 4.67 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1314 days true 4.67 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1315 days true 4.67 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1316 days true 4.66 4%
Chloe 9/10 1322 days true 4.65 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1342 days true 4.62 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1385 days 4.56 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1386 days 4.56 4%
Rachel S 10/10 1600 days 4.23 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 1631 days 4.18 4%
Maria Schober 10/10 1647 days true 4.16 4%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 1652 days true 4.15 4%
Annika Funk 9/10 1656 days true 4.15 4%
Thomas Blom 10/10 1659 days 4.14 4%
Tobias Becker 8/10 1673 days true 3.91 4%
Laura and Marie 9/10 1682 days true 4.11 4%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 1706 days true 4.07 4%
Logan Leduc 9/10 1727 days true 4.04 4%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 1964 days true 3.68 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 1964 days true 3.35 3%
Jacques Revel 10/10 1966 days true 3.67 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 1966 days true 3.67 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 1969 days true 3.49 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 1974 days true 3.66 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 1975 days true 3.66 3%
Mark 7/10 1978 days true 3.33 3%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 1980 days true 3.47 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 1980 days true 3.47 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 1993 days true 3.45 3%
Linda Wainman 10/10 1993 days true 3.63 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 1993 days true 3.63 3%
jefft 8/10 1996 days true 3.45 3%
Mara 9/10 1998 days true 3.63 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 1998 days true 3.44 3%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2011 days true 3.61 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2014 days true 3.28 3%
Xavier 10/10 2017 days true 3.6 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2023 days true 3.26 3%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2031 days true 3.58 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2031 days true 3.58 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2037 days true 3.57 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2037 days true 3.25 3%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2037 days true 3.39 3%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2037 days true 3.39 3%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2043 days true 3.56 3%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2055 days true 2.94 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2063 days true 3.53 3%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2063 days true 3.53 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2065 days true 3.52 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2065 days true 3.52 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2336 days true 3.11 3%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2340 days true 2.95 2%
Patrick 9/10 2345 days true 3.1 3%
Lisa 10/10 2345 days true 3.1 3%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2348 days true 2.94 2%
Marcel 7/10 2354 days true 2.81 2%
Maria 8/10 2354 days true 2.93 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2354 days true 3.08 3%
James Young 10/10 2363 days true 3.07 3%
Eric 7/10 2366 days true 2.79 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2366 days true 3.07 3%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2367 days true 2.91 2%
Raquel 9/10 2368 days true 3.06 3%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2368 days true 2.79 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2371 days true 3.06 3%
Enna Keet 9/10 2373 days true 3.05 3%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2402 days true 3.01 3%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2407 days true 3.0 3%
Loesje 8/10 2420 days 2.83 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2436 days true 2.96 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2437 days true 2.96 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2441 days true 2.95 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2443 days true 2.95 2%
Annie 8/10 2444 days true 2.8 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2456 days true 2.93 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2711 days true 2.54 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2712 days true 2.41 2%
Sally Gordie 10/10 2713 days true 2.54 2%
Def Fem 9/10 2721 days true 2.53 2%
Alex Ross 10/10 2722 days true 2.52 2%
M Robinson 10/10 2722 days true 2.52 2%
Alan Brady 10/10 2723 days true 2.52 2%
Richard and Janet 9/10 2729 days true 2.51 2%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 2731 days true 2.38 2%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 2733 days true 2.38 2%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 2736 days true 2.5 2%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 2737 days true 2.5 2%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 2738 days true 2.5 2%
Tom Pratt 7/10 2738 days true 2.27 2%
Beat Kindler 8/10 2738 days true 2.37 2%
Seth & Carla 9/10 2740 days true 2.5 2%
Houter 9/10 2740 days true 2.5 2%
Butz 10/10 2741 days true 2.49 2%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2741 days true 2.49 2%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 2741 days true 2.49 2%
Helen Chilton 9/10 2743 days true 2.49 2%
Domroes 9/10 2747 days true 2.49 2%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 2749 days true 2.48 2%
Chris Marsh 10/10 2752 days true 2.48 2%
Jessica Lane 10/10 2752 days true 2.48 2%
Dave McLeish 8/10 2753 days true 2.35 2%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 2754 days true 2.47 2%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 2754 days true 2.35 2%
Mike1952 9/10 2755 days 2.47 2%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3037 days true 2.04 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3044 days true 2.03 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3065 days true 2.0 1%
Gertz 10/10 3065 days true 2.0 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3069 days true 2.0 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3074 days true 1.99 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3076 days true 1.98 1%
Judith 9/10 3078 days true 1.98 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3078 days true 1.98 1%
Thomas 10/10 3079 days true 1.98 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3080 days true 1.98 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3084 days true 1.87 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3085 days true 1.87 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3085 days true 1.97 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3085 days true 1.97 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3086 days true 1.63 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3090 days true 1.96 1%
Martin 10/10 3090 days true 1.96 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3090 days true 1.96 1%
Betten 9/10 3091 days true 1.96 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3095 days true 1.96 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3096 days true 1.95 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3097 days true 1.95 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3098 days true 1.95 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3103 days true 1.85 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3107 days true 1.84 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3108 days true 1.84 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3110 days true 1.84 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3110 days true 1.93 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3113 days true 1.93 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3115 days true 1.93 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3115 days true 1.93 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3120 days 1.92 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3151 days 1.87 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3212 days 1.78 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3389 days true 1.51 1%
BelindaT 10/10 3404 days true 1.49 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3432 days true 1.44 1%
Agnes 9/10 3436 days true 1.44 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 3443 days true 1.43 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3448 days true 1.42 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 3451 days true 1.41 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3453 days true 1.41 1%
johnandgin 8/10 3457 days true 1.33 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3459 days true 1.4 1%
Horst 9/10 3460 days true 1.4 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 3461 days true 1.27 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 3463 days true 1.4 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3463 days true 1.33 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3463 days true 1.27 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3465 days true 1.32 1%
Nicola 9/10 3466 days true 1.39 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3466 days true 1.39 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 3466 days true 1.39 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3467 days true 1.39 1%
Ronny 9/10 3471 days true 1.38 1%
Jamie 10/10 3477 days true 1.37 1%
Christian 7/10 3477 days true 1.25 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3477 days true 1.37 1%
Loleit 10/10 3478 days true 1.37 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3479 days true 1.37 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3481 days true 1.37 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3481 days true 1.37 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3482 days true 1.37 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3483 days true 1.37 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3485 days true 1.29 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3494 days true 1.28 1%
mariak 9/10 3533 days true 1.29 1%
Marons 9/10 3536 days true 1.28 1%
koellner 8/10 3545 days true 1.21 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3549 days true 1.26 1%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3558 days true 1.25 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3558 days true 1.25 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3558 days true 1.25 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 3570 days true 1.23 0%
harryb 10/10 3656 days true 1.1 0%
brianp 10/10 3663 days true 1.09 0%
simonsandra 9/10 3664 days true 1.09 0%
andriesk 8/10 3673 days true 1.02 0%
jessica 9/10 3712 days true 1.02 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 3730 days 0.99 0%
HermannR 10/10 3779 days true 0.91 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 3783 days true 0.91 0%
Nathalie 8/10 3788 days true 0.86 0%
annysp 8/10 3791 days true 0.85 0%
johnst 9/10 3791 days true 0.9 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 3811 days true 0.87 0%
Robert 9/10 3835 days true 0.83 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Hooker Valley Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

90%

The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.