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

310 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 310 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 310 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 124
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%

90.52% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.52% and is based on 310 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 310 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

91.03%

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
Andrew Hammond 10/10 45 days 99.68 100%
Davina 7/10 257 days 81.48 82%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 349 days 80.7 81%
Ben H 9/10 594 days 44.77 45%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 719 days true 27.4 27%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 728 days true 26.34 26%
Roland Eggli 10/10 936 days true 9.01 9%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 951 days true 8.29 8%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 962 days true 7.8 8%
Sevi 8/10 963 days true 7.37 7%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 964 days true 7.72 8%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 973 days true 7.36 7%
Katie and Rob 10/10 974 days true 7.32 7%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 976 days true 6.88 7%
Car R 9/10 986 days 6.88 7%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 995 days true 6.58 6%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 995 days true 6.58 6%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 995 days true 6.58 6%
Barb Steadman 10/10 995 days true 6.58 6%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 996 days true 6.23 6%
James Macguire 9/10 1000 days true 6.43 6%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1000 days true 6.43 6%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1001 days true 6.08 6%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1005 days true 6.28 6%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1007 days 6.23 6%
Emma Millett 8/10 1009 days true 5.86 6%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1030 days true 5.67 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1031 days true 5.65 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1031 days true 5.65 5%
Natasha 8/10 1032 days true 5.35 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1032 days true 5.35 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1035 days true 5.07 5%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1037 days true 5.53 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1039 days true 5.5 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1040 days true 5.48 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1047 days true 5.37 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1047 days true 5.37 5%
Moreno 8/10 1048 days true 5.08 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1049 days true 5.34 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1049 days true 5.34 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1051 days true 5.04 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1051 days true 5.04 5%
Bob 10/10 1053 days true 5.28 5%
Yee How 7/10 1055 days true 4.78 5%
Marc Perales 8/10 1056 days true 4.98 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1060 days true 5.19 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1060 days true 5.19 5%
Maarten 6/10 1060 days true 4.31 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1064 days true 4.89 5%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1064 days true 5.15 5%
Sarah 10/10 1074 days true 5.07 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1074 days true 5.07 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1083 days true 4.77 5%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1084 days true 5.02 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1089 days true 5.01 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1090 days true 5.0 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1109 days 4.98 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1139 days 4.92 5%
Matilda 8/10 1291 days true 4.43 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1293 days true 4.43 4%
Cecile 10/10 1297 days true 4.65 4%
Patricia 9/10 1300 days true 4.65 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1303 days true 4.64 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1305 days true 4.64 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1305 days true 4.64 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1306 days true 4.64 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1306 days true 4.64 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1306 days true 4.64 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1307 days true 4.64 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1307 days true 4.64 4%
Laurine 9/10 1308 days true 4.64 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1309 days true 4.63 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1310 days true 4.4 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1310 days true 4.21 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1310 days true 4.63 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1310 days true 4.63 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1310 days true 4.63 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1312 days true 4.63 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1314 days true 4.39 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1314 days true 4.63 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1314 days true 4.63 4%
Michael L 10/10 1316 days true 4.62 4%
Celine 10/10 1316 days true 4.62 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1317 days true 4.2 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1318 days true 4.39 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1319 days true 4.62 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1321 days 4.61 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1321 days true 4.38 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1321 days true 4.61 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1322 days true 4.61 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1323 days true 4.61 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1326 days true 4.6 4%
Lisa 10/10 1326 days true 4.6 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1330 days true 4.6 4%
Alex 10/10 1332 days true 4.59 4%
Kathi 10/10 1332 days true 4.59 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1332 days true 4.59 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1332 days true 4.59 4%
Sandra 9/10 1334 days true 4.59 4%
Kim 8/10 1334 days true 4.36 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1334 days true 4.59 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1335 days true 3.81 4%
Riviere 8/10 1335 days true 4.36 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1336 days true 4.59 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1336 days true 4.59 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1345 days true 4.34 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1346 days true 4.57 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1347 days true 4.57 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1348 days 4.16 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1355 days true 4.55 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1357 days true 4.32 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1358 days true 4.55 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1360 days true 4.55 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1361 days true 4.32 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1363 days true 4.54 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1366 days true 4.54 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1371 days true 4.53 4%
Philip 10/10 1371 days true 4.53 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1372 days true 4.53 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1373 days true 4.52 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1374 days true 4.52 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1375 days true 4.52 4%
Chloe 9/10 1381 days true 4.51 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1401 days true 4.48 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1444 days 4.4 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1445 days 4.4 4%
Rachel S 10/10 1658 days 4.04 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 1689 days 3.98 4%
Maria Schober 10/10 1706 days true 3.95 4%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 1711 days true 3.95 4%
Annika Funk 9/10 1715 days true 3.94 4%
Thomas Blom 10/10 1717 days 3.93 4%
Tobias Becker 8/10 1732 days true 3.71 4%
Laura and Marie 9/10 1741 days true 3.89 4%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 1765 days true 3.85 4%
Logan Leduc 9/10 1786 days true 3.82 4%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2023 days true 3.41 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2023 days true 3.1 3%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2025 days true 3.41 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2025 days true 3.41 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2028 days true 3.23 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2033 days true 3.39 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2034 days true 3.39 3%
Mark 7/10 2037 days true 3.08 3%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2039 days true 3.21 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 2039 days true 3.21 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2052 days true 3.19 3%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2052 days true 3.36 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2052 days true 3.36 3%
jefft 8/10 2055 days true 3.19 3%
Mara 9/10 2057 days true 3.35 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2057 days true 3.19 3%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2070 days true 3.33 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2073 days true 3.03 3%
Xavier 10/10 2076 days true 3.32 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2082 days true 3.01 3%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2090 days true 3.3 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2090 days true 3.3 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2096 days true 3.29 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2096 days true 2.99 3%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2096 days true 3.12 3%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2096 days true 3.12 3%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2102 days true 3.28 3%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2114 days true 2.7 3%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2122 days true 3.24 3%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2122 days true 3.24 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2124 days true 3.24 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2124 days true 3.24 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2395 days true 2.77 3%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2399 days true 2.63 2%
Patrick 9/10 2404 days true 2.76 3%
Lisa 10/10 2404 days true 2.76 3%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2407 days true 2.62 2%
Marcel 7/10 2413 days true 2.5 2%
Maria 8/10 2413 days true 2.61 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2413 days true 2.74 3%
James Young 10/10 2422 days true 2.73 3%
Eric 7/10 2425 days true 2.48 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2425 days true 2.72 3%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2426 days true 2.58 2%
Raquel 9/10 2427 days true 2.72 3%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2427 days true 2.47 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2430 days true 2.71 3%
Enna Keet 9/10 2432 days true 2.71 3%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2461 days true 2.66 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2466 days true 2.65 2%
Loesje 8/10 2479 days 2.5 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2495 days true 2.6 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2496 days true 2.6 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2500 days true 2.59 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2502 days true 2.59 2%
Annie 8/10 2503 days true 2.46 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2515 days true 2.57 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2770 days true 2.13 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2771 days true 2.02 2%
Sally Gordie 10/10 2772 days true 2.13 2%
Def Fem 9/10 2780 days true 2.11 2%
Alex Ross 10/10 2781 days true 2.11 2%
M Robinson 10/10 2781 days true 2.11 2%
Alan Brady 10/10 2782 days true 2.11 2%
Richard and Janet 9/10 2788 days true 2.1 2%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 2790 days true 1.99 2%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 2792 days true 1.99 2%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 2795 days true 2.09 2%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 2796 days true 2.09 2%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 2797 days true 2.09 2%
Tom Pratt 7/10 2797 days true 1.9 2%
Beat Kindler 8/10 2797 days true 1.98 2%
Seth & Carla 9/10 2799 days true 2.08 2%
Houter 9/10 2799 days true 2.08 2%
Butz 10/10 2800 days true 2.08 2%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2800 days true 2.08 2%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 2800 days true 2.08 2%
Helen Chilton 9/10 2802 days true 2.08 2%
Domroes 9/10 2806 days true 2.07 2%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 2808 days true 2.07 2%
Chris Marsh 10/10 2811 days true 2.06 2%
Jessica Lane 10/10 2811 days true 2.06 2%
Dave McLeish 8/10 2812 days true 1.96 2%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 2813 days true 2.06 2%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 2813 days true 1.96 2%
Mike1952 9/10 2814 days 2.06 2%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3096 days true 1.57 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3103 days true 1.56 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3124 days true 1.53 1%
Gertz 10/10 3124 days true 1.53 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3128 days true 1.52 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3133 days true 1.51 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3135 days true 1.51 1%
Judith 9/10 3137 days true 1.5 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3137 days true 1.5 1%
Thomas 10/10 3138 days true 1.5 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3139 days true 1.5 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3144 days true 1.42 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3144 days true 1.49 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3144 days true 1.49 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3145 days true 1.24 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3149 days true 1.48 1%
Martin 10/10 3149 days true 1.48 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3149 days true 1.48 1%
Betten 9/10 3150 days true 1.48 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3154 days true 1.47 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3155 days true 1.47 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3156 days true 1.47 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3157 days true 1.47 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3162 days true 1.39 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3166 days true 1.38 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3167 days true 1.38 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3169 days true 1.38 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3169 days true 1.45 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3172 days true 1.44 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3174 days true 1.44 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3174 days true 1.44 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3179 days 1.43 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3210 days 1.38 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3271 days 1.27 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3448 days true 0.97 1%
BelindaT 10/10 3463 days true 0.95 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3491 days true 0.9 1%
Agnes 9/10 3495 days true 0.89 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 3502 days true 0.88 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3507 days true 0.87 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 3510 days true 0.86 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3512 days true 0.86 1%
johnandgin 8/10 3516 days true 0.81 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3518 days true 0.85 1%
Horst 9/10 3519 days true 0.85 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 3520 days true 0.77 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 3522 days true 0.84 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3522 days true 0.8 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3522 days true 0.77 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3524 days true 0.8 1%
Nicola 9/10 3525 days true 0.84 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3525 days true 0.84 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 3525 days true 0.84 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3526 days true 0.84 1%
Ronny 9/10 3530 days true 0.83 1%
Jamie 10/10 3536 days true 0.82 1%
Christian 7/10 3536 days true 0.75 1%
Schygulla 9/10 3536 days true 0.82 1%
Loleit 10/10 3537 days true 0.82 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3538 days true 0.82 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3540 days true 0.81 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3540 days true 0.81 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3541 days true 0.81 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3542 days true 0.81 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3544 days true 0.77 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3553 days true 0.75 1%
mariak 9/10 3592 days true 0.72 1%
Marons 9/10 3595 days true 0.72 1%
koellner 8/10 3604 days true 0.67 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3608 days true 0.7 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3617 days true 0.68 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3617 days true 0.68 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3617 days true 0.68 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 3629 days true 0.66 0%
harryb 10/10 3715 days true 0.51 0%
brianp 10/10 3722 days true 0.5 0%
simonsandra 9/10 3723 days true 0.5 0%
andriesk 8/10 3732 days true 0.46 0%
jessica 9/10 3771 days true 0.42 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 3789 days 0.39 0%
HermannR 10/10 3838 days true 0.3 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 3842 days true 0.3 0%
Nathalie 8/10 3847 days true 0.27 0%
annysp 8/10 3850 days true 0.27 0%
johnst 9/10 3850 days true 0.28 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 3870 days true 0.25 0%
Robert 9/10 3894 days true 0.21 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

91%

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.