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 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

87.38%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 414 days 72.84 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 633 days true 35.33 49%
Liane Bausch 8/10 729 days true 24.92 34%
Julien Turpin 10/10 802 days 18.6 26%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 973 days true 7.36 10%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1011 days true 6.12 8%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1052 days true 5.03 7%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1054 days true 5.0 7%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1059 days true 4.74 7%
Megan Telford 8/10 1059 days true 4.95 7%
Alice Frater 9/10 1066 days true 5.13 7%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1078 days true 5.05 7%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1083 days 5.02 7%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1150 days 4.91 7%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1319 days true 4.2 6%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1345 days true 4.57 6%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1346 days true 3.79 5%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1369 days true 4.12 6%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1372 days true 4.12 6%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1376 days true 3.75 5%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1380 days true 4.51 6%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1405 days true 4.47 6%
Caro G 9/10 1454 days 4.39 6%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2021 days true 3.24 4%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2075 days true 3.32 5%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2085 days true 3.01 4%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2085 days true 3.3 5%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2123 days true 2.95 4%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2447 days true 2.68 4%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2502 days true 2.59 4%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2505 days true 2.59 4%
Pietersen 8/10 2525 days true 2.42 3%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2526 days true 2.55 4%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2526 days true 2.42 3%
Martina Posch 10/10 2528 days true 2.55 3%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2530 days true 2.11 3%
Christop Isabella 10/10 2777 days true 2.12 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 2782 days true 1.92 3%
Peter Hart 9/10 2786 days true 2.1 3%
Tim Germany 9/10 2789 days true 2.1 3%
Dick Stewart 6/10 2794 days true 1.74 2%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 2798 days true 2.08 3%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 2798 days true 2.08 3%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2800 days true 1.98 3%
Moritz 9/10 2802 days true 2.08 3%
Elise Violet 7/10 2802 days true 1.89 3%
Rachel 9/10 2803 days true 2.08 3%
Farid Juillot 8/10 2803 days true 1.97 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 2803 days true 1.97 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 2803 days true 1.97 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2804 days true 2.07 3%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 2812 days true 2.06 3%
Samplonius 9/10 2813 days true 2.06 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 2815 days true 1.95 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 2815 days true 1.95 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 2817 days true 2.05 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 2879 days true 1.77 2%
Annie 10/10 2880 days true 1.94 3%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 2887 days true 1.93 3%
Konny 10/10 2896 days true 1.92 3%
Lardy 7/10 2897 days true 1.74 2%
R & M Willows 10/10 2897 days true 1.91 3%
twiddi 9/10 3124 days 1.53 2%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3129 days true 1.52 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3132 days true 1.44 2%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3138 days true 1.37 2%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3140 days true 1.42 2%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3141 days true 1.5 2%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3144 days true 1.49 2%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3145 days true 1.42 2%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3145 days true 1.42 2%
Steve Read 8/10 3148 days true 1.41 2%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3148 days true 1.41 2%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3148 days true 1.48 2%
Faye Cox 8/10 3153 days true 1.4 2%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3155 days true 1.47 2%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3157 days true 1.34 2%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3160 days true 1.39 2%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3161 days true 1.46 2%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3169 days true 1.38 2%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3170 days true 1.45 2%
Petersen 10/10 3176 days true 1.44 2%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3214 days 1.37 2%
Matt 10/10 3268 days true 1.28 2%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3306 days 1.21 2%
K_and_K 8/10 3367 days 1.05 1%
Kurt 8/10 3453 days true 0.91 1%
uceil 9/10 3468 days true 0.94 1%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3502 days true 0.88 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3517 days true 0.81 1%
Mary 7/10 3522 days true 0.77 1%
Cecile 9/10 3523 days true 0.84 1%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3527 days true 0.79 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3527 days true 0.84 1%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3527 days true 0.76 1%
Luisa 8/10 3530 days true 0.79 1%
Mark 10/10 3539 days true 0.82 1%
Josy 10/10 3540 days true 0.81 1%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3541 days true 0.81 1%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3541 days true 0.81 1%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3542 days true 0.81 1%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3543 days true 0.81 1%
Helen Power 8/10 3543 days true 0.77 1%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3544 days true 0.81 1%
Susan 10/10 3544 days true 0.81 1%
Brenda 8/10 3545 days true 0.76 1%
Eva 8/10 3546 days true 0.76 1%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3547 days true 0.8 1%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3547 days true 0.67 1%
John-Paul 10/10 3548 days 0.8 1%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3554 days true 0.79 1%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3554 days true 0.72 1%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3557 days true 0.71 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3561 days true 0.74 1%
deanlaw 9/10 3593 days true 0.72 1%
joannaw 10/10 3595 days true 0.72 1%
varenaee 9/10 3595 days true 0.72 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 3612 days true 0.63 1%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3612 days true 0.69 1%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3620 days true 0.62 1%
Sena 10/10 3620 days true 0.68 1%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3621 days true 0.67 1%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3622 days true 0.64 1%
Hans Barth 8/10 3630 days true 0.63 1%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3636 days true 0.62 1%
emmah 7/10 3737 days true 0.43 1%
EvertG 9/10 3835 days true 0.31 0%
Michael Maddams 8/10 3852 days true 0.27 0%
arthurwa 10/10 3854 days true 0.28 0%
gerhardm 10/10 3854 days true 0.28 0%
Kaye 9/10 3854 days true 0.28 0%
Jake1 8/10 3856 days true 0.26 0%
DaveV 8/10 3870 days true 0.24 0%
Falk 6/10 3870 days true 0.21 0%
WiebkeS 8/10 3870 days true 0.24 0%
LosItaly 9/10 3871 days true 0.25 0%
TsjerkJ 9/10 3872 days true 0.24 0%
BrendaM 10/10 4235 days true 0.0 0%

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.