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

89.92%

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 10/10 535 days 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 1083 days 9%
Lucile 9/10 1574 days 7%
Simon Hall 8/10 1607 days 6%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1609 days 7%
Erna Muller 8/10 1615 days 6%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1619 days 6%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1656 days 7%
Hannes 7/10 1911 days 5%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1912 days 5%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1919 days 5%
Luala F 8/10 1923 days 5%
Birthe 8/10 1927 days 5%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1934 days 5%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1948 days 6%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1955 days 6%
Tina Rust 10/10 1955 days 6%
Fabian 6/10 1960 days 5%
Josef Biller 10/10 1960 days 6%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1972 days 5%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1972 days 5%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1974 days 6%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1976 days 4%
Petru 8/10 1977 days 5%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1985 days 5%
Paul McDermott 10/10 2029 days 5%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2335 days 4%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 2349 days 4%
Mattias 7/10 2638 days 3%
Christina 7/10 2649 days 3%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2674 days 3%
Sara Berton 10/10 2676 days 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2676 days 3%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2691 days 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2707 days 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2757 days 3%
Loesje 6/10 3091 days 1%
Ingrid 9/10 3104 days 1%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3126 days 1%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3126 days 1%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 3127 days 1%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 3127 days 1%
Verest 9/10 3138 days 1%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 3152 days 1%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 3183 days 1%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 3392 days 0%
Mike Breele 9/10 3397 days 0%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 3401 days 0%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3408 days 0%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 3408 days 0%
Frans 9/10 3409 days 0%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3412 days 0%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 3419 days 0%
Anika 8/10 3425 days 0%
Janet 8/10 3426 days 0%
bosha22 10/10 3457 days 0%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3504 days 0%
Derek 10/10 3743 days 1%
De Groot 9/10 3747 days 1%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3750 days 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3755 days 1%
Monica 10/10 3759 days 1%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3771 days 1%
Faucon 7/10 3778 days 1%
Derek Dean 9/10 3783 days 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3784 days 1%
ersinger 7/10 4097 days 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 4121 days 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4125 days 1%
jongejan 9/10 4134 days 1%
Josy 10/10 4148 days 1%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 4152 days 1%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 4154 days 1%
balthes 9/10 4201 days 1%
biene 10/10 4202 days 1%
braunweiler 8/10 4207 days 1%
nadinef 8/10 4210 days 1%
andres 9/10 4210 days 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 4220 days 1%
Artur D 8/10 4220 days 1%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 4446 days 1%
neeltjec 9/10 4462 days 1%
LaurensD 9/10 4462 days 1%
LuukKarin 8/10 4464 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.