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

88.71%

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 10/10 696 days 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 1245 days 15%
Lucile 9/10 1735 days 12%
Simon Hall 8/10 1768 days 11%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1770 days 12%
Erna Muller 8/10 1776 days 11%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1780 days 11%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1817 days 12%
Hannes 7/10 2072 days 9%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 2073 days 10%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 2080 days 9%
Luala F 8/10 2084 days 9%
Birthe 8/10 2088 days 9%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 2095 days 9%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 2109 days 10%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 2116 days 10%
Tina Rust 10/10 2116 days 10%
Fabian 6/10 2121 days 8%
Josef Biller 10/10 2121 days 10%
Stella and Merle 8/10 2133 days 9%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 2133 days 9%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 2135 days 10%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 2137 days 8%
Petru 8/10 2138 days 9%
Tom Theuer 10/10 2146 days 10%
Paul McDermott 10/10 2190 days 9%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2496 days 7%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 2510 days 7%
Mattias 7/10 2799 days 5%
Christina 7/10 2810 days 5%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2835 days 5%
Sara Berton 10/10 2837 days 5%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2837 days 5%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2852 days 5%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2868 days 5%
Jeremy 10/10 2918 days 5%
Loesje 6/10 3252 days 2%
Ingrid 9/10 3265 days 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3287 days 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3287 days 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 3288 days 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 3288 days 2%
Verest 9/10 3299 days 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 3313 days 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 3344 days 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 3553 days 0%
Mike Breele 9/10 3558 days 0%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 3562 days 0%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3569 days 0%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 3569 days 0%
Frans 9/10 3570 days 0%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3573 days 0%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 3580 days 0%
Anika 8/10 3586 days 0%
Janet 8/10 3587 days 0%
bosha22 10/10 3618 days 0%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3665 days 3%
Derek 10/10 3904 days 3%
De Groot 9/10 3908 days 3%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3911 days 3%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3916 days 3%
Monica 10/10 3920 days 3%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3932 days 3%
Faucon 7/10 3939 days 3%
Derek Dean 9/10 3944 days 3%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3945 days 3%
ersinger 7/10 4258 days 3%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 4282 days 3%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4286 days 3%
jongejan 9/10 4295 days 3%
Josy 10/10 4309 days 3%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 4313 days 3%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 4315 days 3%
balthes 9/10 4362 days 3%
biene 10/10 4363 days 3%
braunweiler 8/10 4368 days 3%
nadinef 8/10 4371 days 3%
andres 9/10 4371 days 3%
Anne Ford 7/10 4381 days 3%
Artur D 8/10 4381 days 3%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 4607 days 3%
neeltjec 9/10 4623 days 3%
LaurensD 9/10 4623 days 3%
LuukKarin 8/10 4625 days 3%

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

89%

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.