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

86.08%

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 1027 days 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 1246 days 74%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1342 days 74%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1415 days 75%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1586 days 69%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1624 days 68%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1665 days 63%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1667 days 63%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1672 days 60%
Megan Telford 8/10 1672 days 63%
Alice Frater 9/10 1679 days 66%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1691 days 65%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1696 days 65%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1763 days 63%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1932 days 51%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1958 days 56%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1959 days 46%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1982 days 50%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1985 days 50%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1989 days 45%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1993 days 55%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 2018 days 54%
Caro G 9/10 2067 days 52%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2634 days 30%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2688 days 30%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2698 days 26%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2698 days 29%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2736 days 25%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3060 days 17%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3115 days 15%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 3118 days 14%
Pietersen 8/10 3138 days 13%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 3139 days 14%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 3139 days 13%
Martina Posch 10/10 3141 days 14%
Lisa Blake 6/10 3143 days 10%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3390 days 5%
Jens Moller 7/10 3395 days 4%
Peter Hart 9/10 3399 days 4%
Tim Germany 9/10 3402 days 4%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3407 days 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3411 days 4%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3411 days 4%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3413 days 3%
Moritz 9/10 3415 days 4%
Elise Violet 7/10 3415 days 3%
Rachel 9/10 3416 days 4%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3416 days 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 3416 days 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3416 days 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3417 days 4%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3425 days 3%
Samplonius 9/10 3426 days 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3428 days 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3428 days 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3430 days 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3492 days 1%
Annie 10/10 3493 days 1%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3500 days 1%
Konny 10/10 3509 days 0%
Lardy 7/10 3510 days 0%
R & M Willows 10/10 3510 days 0%
twiddi 9/10 3737 days 14%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3742 days 14%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3745 days 13%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3751 days 12%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3753 days 13%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3754 days 14%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3757 days 14%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3758 days 13%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3758 days 13%
Steve Read 8/10 3761 days 13%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3761 days 13%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3761 days 14%
Faye Cox 8/10 3766 days 13%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3768 days 14%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3770 days 12%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3773 days 13%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3774 days 14%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3782 days 13%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3783 days 14%
Petersen 10/10 3789 days 14%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3827 days 14%
Matt 10/10 3881 days 14%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3919 days 14%
K_and_K 8/10 3980 days 13%
Kurt 8/10 4066 days 13%
uceil 9/10 4081 days 14%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 4115 days 14%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4130 days 13%
Mary 7/10 4135 days 12%
Cecile 9/10 4136 days 14%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 4140 days 13%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4140 days 14%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 4140 days 12%
Luisa 8/10 4143 days 13%
Mark 10/10 4152 days 14%
Josy 10/10 4153 days 14%
Tanja Titze 10/10 4154 days 14%
Hannah Clark 10/10 4154 days 14%
Nikki Wood 10/10 4155 days 14%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 4156 days 14%
Helen Power 8/10 4156 days 13%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 4157 days 14%
Susan 10/10 4157 days 14%
Brenda 8/10 4158 days 13%
Eva 8/10 4159 days 13%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 4160 days 14%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 4160 days 11%
John-Paul 10/10 4161 days 14%
Wolfgang G 9/10 4167 days 14%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 4167 days 12%
Chris Kevin 7/10 4170 days 12%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4174 days 13%
deanlaw 9/10 4206 days 14%
joannaw 10/10 4208 days 14%
varenaee 9/10 4208 days 14%
Anne Ford 7/10 4225 days 12%
Stefan Lua 9/10 4225 days 14%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 4233 days 12%
Sena 10/10 4233 days 14%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4234 days 14%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 4235 days 13%
Hans Barth 8/10 4243 days 13%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 4249 days 13%
emmah 7/10 4350 days 12%
EvertG 9/10 4448 days 14%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4465 days 13%
arthurwa 10/10 4467 days 14%
gerhardm 10/10 4467 days 14%
Kaye 9/10 4467 days 14%
Jake1 8/10 4469 days 13%
DaveV 8/10 4483 days 13%
Falk 6/10 4483 days 11%
WiebkeS 8/10 4483 days 13%
LosItaly 9/10 4484 days 14%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4485 days 14%
BrendaM 10/10 4848 days 14%

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

86%

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.