Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

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 Tane Mahuta Walk.

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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Tane Mahuta Walk

Valid Reviews

84 Valid Reviews

The Tane Mahuta Walk experience has a total of 84 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 84 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
29%
9/10 19
23%
8/10 29
35%
7/10 8
10%
6/10 4
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk valid reviews is 86.07% and is based on 84 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

76 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 84 valid reviews, the experience has 76 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 76 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
25%
9/10 18
24%
8/10 28
37%
7/10 8
11%
6/10 3
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.53% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk face-to-face reviews is 85.53% and is based on 76 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.47%

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 Relative Weight
Backpack On Fire 10/10 432 days 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 981 days 10%
Lucile 9/10 1471 days 6%
Simon Hall 8/10 1504 days 6%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1506 days 6%
Erna Muller 8/10 1512 days 6%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1516 days 6%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1553 days 6%
Hannes 7/10 1808 days 5%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1809 days 5%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1816 days 5%
Luala F 8/10 1820 days 5%
Birthe 8/10 1824 days 5%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1831 days 5%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1845 days 5%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1852 days 5%
Tina Rust 10/10 1852 days 5%
Fabian 6/10 1857 days 4%
Josef Biller 10/10 1857 days 5%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1869 days 5%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1869 days 5%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1871 days 5%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1873 days 4%
Petru 8/10 1874 days 5%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1882 days 5%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1926 days 5%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2232 days 4%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 2246 days 4%
Mattias 7/10 2535 days 3%
Christina 7/10 2546 days 3%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2571 days 3%
Sara Berton 10/10 2573 days 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2573 days 3%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2588 days 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2604 days 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2654 days 3%
Loesje 6/10 2988 days 2%
Ingrid 9/10 3001 days 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3023 days 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3023 days 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 3024 days 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 3024 days 2%
Verest 9/10 3035 days 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 3049 days 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 3080 days 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 3289 days 1%
Mike Breele 9/10 3294 days 1%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 3298 days 1%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3305 days 1%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 3305 days 1%
Frans 9/10 3306 days 1%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3309 days 1%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 3316 days 1%
Anika 8/10 3322 days 1%
Janet 8/10 3323 days 1%
bosha22 10/10 3354 days 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3401 days 1%
Derek 10/10 3640 days 0%
De Groot 9/10 3644 days 0%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3647 days 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3652 days 1%
Monica 10/10 3656 days 1%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3668 days 1%
Faucon 7/10 3675 days 1%
Derek Dean 9/10 3680 days 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3681 days 1%
ersinger 7/10 3994 days 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 4018 days 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4022 days 1%
jongejan 9/10 4031 days 1%
Josy 10/10 4045 days 1%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 4049 days 1%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 4051 days 1%
balthes 9/10 4098 days 1%
biene 10/10 4099 days 1%
braunweiler 8/10 4104 days 1%
nadinef 8/10 4107 days 1%
andres 9/10 4107 days 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 4117 days 1%
Artur D 8/10 4117 days 1%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 4343 days 1%
neeltjec 9/10 4359 days 1%
LaurensD 9/10 4359 days 1%
LuukKarin 8/10 4361 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tane Mahuta Walk 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.