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

311 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 311 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 311 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 125
40%
9/10 104
33%
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%

90.55% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.55% and is based on 311 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 311 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

91.96%

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
Melanie Bunch 10/10 210 days 93.01 100%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 271 days 88.36 95%
Davina 7/10 483 days 57.36 62%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 575 days 47.85 51%
Ben H 9/10 820 days 16.98 18%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 945 days true 8.57 9%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 954 days true 8.15 9%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1162 days true 4.87 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1177 days true 4.84 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1188 days true 4.82 5%
Sevi 8/10 1189 days true 4.58 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1190 days true 4.81 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1199 days true 4.8 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1200 days true 4.79 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1202 days true 4.55 5%
Car R 9/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1221 days true 4.75 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1221 days true 4.75 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1221 days true 4.75 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1221 days true 4.75 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1222 days true 4.51 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1226 days true 4.74 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1226 days true 4.74 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1227 days true 4.5 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1231 days true 4.73 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1233 days 4.73 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1235 days true 4.49 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1256 days true 4.68 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1257 days true 4.68 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1257 days true 4.68 5%
Natasha 8/10 1258 days true 4.45 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1258 days true 4.45 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1261 days true 4.25 5%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1263 days true 4.67 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1265 days true 4.67 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1266 days true 4.67 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1273 days true 4.65 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1273 days true 4.65 5%
Moreno 8/10 1274 days true 4.42 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1275 days true 4.65 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1275 days true 4.65 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1277 days true 4.41 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1277 days true 4.41 5%
Bob 10/10 1279 days true 4.64 5%
Yee How 7/10 1281 days true 4.22 5%
Marc Perales 8/10 1282 days true 4.4 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1286 days true 4.63 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1286 days true 4.63 5%
Maarten 6/10 1286 days true 3.84 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1290 days true 4.39 5%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1290 days true 4.62 5%
Sarah 10/10 1300 days true 4.6 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1300 days true 4.6 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1309 days true 4.35 5%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1310 days true 4.58 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1315 days true 4.57 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1316 days true 4.57 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1336 days 4.53 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1366 days 4.47 5%
Matilda 8/10 1517 days true 3.97 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1519 days true 3.96 4%
Cecile 10/10 1523 days true 4.16 4%
Patricia 9/10 1526 days true 4.16 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1529 days true 4.15 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1531 days true 4.15 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1531 days true 4.15 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1532 days true 4.14 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1532 days true 4.14 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1532 days true 4.14 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1533 days true 4.14 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1533 days true 4.14 4%
Laurine 9/10 1534 days true 4.14 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1535 days true 4.14 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1536 days true 3.93 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1536 days true 3.76 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1536 days true 4.14 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1536 days true 4.14 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1536 days true 4.14 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1538 days true 4.13 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1540 days true 3.92 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1540 days true 4.13 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1540 days true 4.13 4%
Michael L 10/10 1542 days true 4.13 4%
Celine 10/10 1542 days true 4.13 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1543 days true 3.75 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1544 days true 3.92 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1545 days true 4.12 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1547 days 4.12 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1547 days true 3.91 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1547 days true 4.12 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1548 days true 4.11 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1549 days true 4.11 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1552 days true 4.11 4%
Lisa 10/10 1552 days true 4.11 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1556 days true 4.1 4%
Alex 10/10 1558 days true 4.09 4%
Kathi 10/10 1558 days true 4.09 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1558 days true 4.09 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1558 days true 4.09 4%
Sandra 9/10 1560 days true 4.09 4%
Kim 8/10 1560 days true 3.89 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1560 days true 4.09 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1561 days true 3.39 4%
Riviere 8/10 1561 days true 3.88 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1562 days true 4.09 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1562 days true 4.09 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1571 days true 3.87 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1572 days true 4.07 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1573 days true 4.06 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1574 days 3.7 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1581 days true 4.05 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1583 days true 3.84 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1586 days true 4.04 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1587 days true 3.84 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1589 days true 4.03 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1592 days true 4.03 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1597 days true 4.02 4%
Philip 10/10 1597 days true 4.02 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1598 days true 4.02 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1599 days true 4.01 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1600 days true 4.01 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1601 days true 4.01 4%
Chloe 9/10 1607 days true 4.0 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1627 days true 3.96 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1670 days 3.87 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1671 days 3.87 4%
Rachel S 10/10 1885 days 3.45 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 1916 days 3.39 4%
Maria Schober 10/10 1932 days true 3.36 4%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 1937 days true 3.35 4%
Annika Funk 9/10 1941 days true 3.34 4%
Thomas Blom 10/10 1944 days 3.34 4%
Tobias Becker 8/10 1958 days true 3.15 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 1967 days true 3.29 4%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 1991 days true 3.25 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2012 days true 3.21 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2249 days true 2.49 3%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2251 days true 2.74 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2251 days true 2.74 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2254 days true 2.6 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2259 days true 2.72 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2260 days true 2.72 3%
Mark 7/10 2263 days true 2.47 3%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2265 days true 2.57 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 2265 days true 2.57 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2278 days true 2.55 3%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2278 days true 2.68 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2278 days true 2.68 3%
jefft 8/10 2281 days true 2.55 3%
Mara 9/10 2283 days true 2.68 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2283 days true 2.54 3%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2296 days true 2.65 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2299 days true 2.41 3%
Xavier 10/10 2302 days true 2.64 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2308 days true 2.39 3%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2316 days true 2.61 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2316 days true 2.61 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2322 days true 2.6 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2322 days true 2.36 3%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2322 days true 2.47 3%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2322 days true 2.47 3%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2328 days true 2.59 3%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2340 days true 2.13 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2348 days true 2.55 3%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2348 days true 2.55 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2350 days true 2.54 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2350 days true 2.54 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2621 days true 2.01 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2625 days true 1.91 2%
Patrick 9/10 2630 days true 2.0 2%
Lisa 10/10 2630 days true 2.0 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2633 days true 1.89 2%
Marcel 7/10 2639 days true 1.8 2%
Maria 8/10 2639 days true 1.88 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2639 days true 1.98 2%
James Young 10/10 2648 days true 1.96 2%
Eric 7/10 2651 days true 1.78 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2651 days true 1.95 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2652 days true 1.86 2%
Raquel 9/10 2653 days true 1.95 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2653 days true 1.78 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2656 days true 1.95 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2658 days true 1.94 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2687 days true 1.88 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2692 days true 1.87 2%
Loesje 8/10 2705 days 1.76 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2721 days true 1.82 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2722 days true 1.82 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2726 days true 1.81 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2728 days true 1.8 2%
Annie 8/10 2729 days true 1.71 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2741 days true 1.78 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2996 days true 1.28 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2997 days true 1.21 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 2998 days true 1.28 1%
Def Fem 9/10 3006 days true 1.26 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 3007 days true 1.26 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3007 days true 1.26 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 3008 days true 1.26 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3014 days true 1.24 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3016 days true 1.18 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3018 days true 1.17 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3021 days true 1.23 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3022 days true 1.23 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3023 days true 1.23 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3023 days true 1.12 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3023 days true 1.17 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3025 days true 1.22 1%
Houter 9/10 3025 days true 1.22 1%
Butz 10/10 3026 days true 1.22 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3026 days true 1.22 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3026 days true 1.22 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3028 days true 1.22 1%
Domroes 9/10 3032 days true 1.21 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3034 days true 1.21 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3037 days true 1.2 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3037 days true 1.2 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3038 days true 1.14 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3039 days true 1.2 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3039 days true 1.14 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3040 days 1.19 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3322 days true 0.64 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3329 days true 0.63 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3350 days true 0.59 1%
Gertz 10/10 3350 days true 0.59 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3354 days true 0.58 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3359 days true 0.57 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3361 days true 0.57 1%
Judith 9/10 3363 days true 0.56 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3363 days true 0.56 1%
Thomas 10/10 3364 days true 0.56 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3365 days true 0.56 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3369 days true 0.52 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3370 days true 0.52 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3370 days true 0.55 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3370 days true 0.55 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3371 days true 0.45 0%
E C Frans 9/10 3375 days true 0.54 1%
Martin 10/10 3375 days true 0.54 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3375 days true 0.54 1%
Betten 9/10 3376 days true 0.54 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3380 days true 0.53 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3381 days true 0.53 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3382 days true 0.52 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3383 days true 0.52 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3388 days true 0.49 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3392 days true 0.48 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3393 days true 0.48 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3395 days true 0.47 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3395 days true 0.5 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3398 days true 0.49 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3400 days true 0.49 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3400 days true 0.49 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3405 days 0.48 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
Mikeminch 9/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3717 days true 0.0 0%
Agnes 9/10 3721 days true 0.0 0%
Russ Turner 9/10 3728 days true 0.0 0%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3738 days true 0.0 0%
johnandgin 8/10 3742 days true 0.0 0%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3744 days true 0.0 0%
Horst 9/10 3745 days true 0.0 0%
Don & Alice 7/10 3746 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
Nicola 9/10 3751 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3751 days true 0.0 0%
Max Mareen 10/10 3751 days true 0.0 0%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Ronny 9/10 3756 days true 0.0 0%
Jamie 10/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 7/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
Loleit 10/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3767 days true 0.0 0%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 9/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
Marons 9/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3830 days true 0.0 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3834 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 3855 days true 0.0 0%
harryb 10/10 3941 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
andriesk 8/10 3958 days true 0.0 0%
jessica 9/10 3997 days true 0.0 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4015 days 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4064 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 4068 days true 0.0 0%
Nathalie 8/10 4073 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 8/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 9/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 4096 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 9/10 4120 days true 0.0 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

92%

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.