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 Huka Falls Walkway.

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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Huka Falls Walkway

Valid Reviews

138 Valid Reviews

The Huka Falls Walkway experience has a total of 139 reviews. There are 138 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 138 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
30%
9/10 33
24%
8/10 38
28%
7/10 20
14%
6/10 6
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.01% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls Walkway valid reviews is 86.01% and is based on 138 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

128 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 138 valid reviews, the experience has 128 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 128 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
29%
9/10 28
22%
8/10 37
29%
7/10 20
16%
6/10 6
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.47% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls Walkway face-to-face reviews is 85.47% and is based on 128 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.51%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 879 days 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 1098 days 37%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1194 days 37%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1267 days 38%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1438 days 35%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1476 days 34%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1517 days 32%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1519 days 32%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1524 days 30%
Megan Telford 8/10 1524 days 32%
Alice Frater 9/10 1531 days 33%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1543 days 33%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1548 days 33%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1615 days 32%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1784 days 27%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1810 days 29%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1811 days 24%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1834 days 26%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1837 days 26%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1841 days 24%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1845 days 28%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1870 days 28%
Caro G 9/10 1919 days 27%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2486 days 17%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2540 days 17%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2550 days 16%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2550 days 17%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2588 days 15%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2912 days 12%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2967 days 11%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2970 days 11%
Pietersen 8/10 2990 days 10%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2991 days 10%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2991 days 10%
Martina Posch 10/10 2993 days 10%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2995 days 8%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3242 days 6%
Jens Moller 7/10 3247 days 6%
Peter Hart 9/10 3251 days 6%
Tim Germany 9/10 3254 days 6%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3259 days 5%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3263 days 6%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3263 days 6%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3265 days 6%
Moritz 9/10 3267 days 6%
Elise Violet 7/10 3267 days 5%
Rachel 9/10 3268 days 6%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3268 days 6%
Simon Fry 8/10 3268 days 6%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3268 days 6%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3269 days 6%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3277 days 6%
Samplonius 9/10 3278 days 6%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3280 days 5%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3280 days 5%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3282 days 6%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3344 days 4%
Annie 10/10 3345 days 5%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3352 days 5%
Konny 10/10 3361 days 4%
Lardy 7/10 3362 days 4%
R & M Willows 10/10 3362 days 4%
twiddi 9/10 3589 days 1%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3594 days 1%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3597 days 1%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3603 days 1%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3605 days 1%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3606 days 1%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3609 days 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3610 days 0%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3610 days 0%
Steve Read 8/10 3613 days 0%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3613 days 0%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3613 days 0%
Faye Cox 8/10 3618 days 0%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3620 days 0%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3622 days 0%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3625 days 0%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3626 days 0%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3634 days 0%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3635 days 0%
Petersen 10/10 3641 days 0%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3679 days 8%
Matt 10/10 3733 days 8%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3771 days 8%
K_and_K 8/10 3832 days 8%
Kurt 8/10 3918 days 8%
uceil 9/10 3933 days 8%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3967 days 8%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3982 days 8%
Mary 7/10 3987 days 7%
Cecile 9/10 3988 days 8%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3992 days 8%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3992 days 8%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3992 days 7%
Luisa 8/10 3995 days 8%
Mark 10/10 4004 days 8%
Josy 10/10 4005 days 8%
Tanja Titze 10/10 4006 days 8%
Hannah Clark 10/10 4006 days 8%
Nikki Wood 10/10 4007 days 8%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 4008 days 8%
Helen Power 8/10 4008 days 8%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 4009 days 8%
Susan 10/10 4009 days 8%
Brenda 8/10 4010 days 8%
Eva 8/10 4011 days 8%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 4012 days 8%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 4012 days 7%
John-Paul 10/10 4013 days 8%
Wolfgang G 9/10 4019 days 8%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 4019 days 7%
Chris Kevin 7/10 4022 days 7%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4026 days 8%
deanlaw 9/10 4058 days 8%
joannaw 10/10 4060 days 8%
varenaee 9/10 4060 days 8%
Anne Ford 7/10 4077 days 7%
Stefan Lua 9/10 4077 days 8%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 4085 days 7%
Sena 10/10 4085 days 8%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4086 days 8%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 4087 days 8%
Hans Barth 8/10 4095 days 8%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 4101 days 8%
emmah 7/10 4202 days 7%
EvertG 9/10 4300 days 8%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4317 days 8%
arthurwa 10/10 4319 days 8%
gerhardm 10/10 4319 days 8%
Kaye 9/10 4319 days 8%
Jake1 8/10 4321 days 8%
DaveV 8/10 4335 days 8%
Falk 6/10 4335 days 7%
WiebkeS 8/10 4335 days 8%
LosItaly 9/10 4336 days 8%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4337 days 8%
BrendaM 10/10 4700 days 8%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Huka Falls Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.