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

86.26%

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 1364 days 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 1583 days 81%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1679 days 81%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1752 days 82%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1923 days 74%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1961 days 72%
Saskia Schug 8/10 2002 days 66%
Felicity Ford 8/10 2004 days 66%
Lucy Millett 7/10 2009 days 63%
Megan Telford 8/10 2009 days 66%
Alice Frater 9/10 2016 days 70%
Jack Robinson 10/10 2028 days 69%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 2033 days 69%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 2100 days 66%
Sebastiaan 7/10 2269 days 52%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 2295 days 57%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 2296 days 46%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 2319 days 50%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 2322 days 50%
Thomas Werner 6/10 2326 days 45%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 2330 days 55%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 2355 days 54%
Caro G 9/10 2404 days 52%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2971 days 23%
Luisa Bach 9/10 3025 days 23%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 3035 days 20%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 3035 days 22%
Romina Bolz 7/10 3073 days 18%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3397 days 5%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3452 days 3%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 3455 days 3%
Pietersen 8/10 3475 days 1%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 3476 days 2%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 3476 days 1%
Martina Posch 10/10 3478 days 1%
Lisa Blake 6/10 3480 days 0%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3727 days 17%
Jens Moller 7/10 3732 days 15%
Peter Hart 9/10 3736 days 17%
Tim Germany 9/10 3739 days 17%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3744 days 13%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3748 days 17%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3748 days 17%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3750 days 16%
Moritz 9/10 3752 days 17%
Elise Violet 7/10 3752 days 15%
Rachel 9/10 3753 days 17%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3753 days 16%
Simon Fry 8/10 3753 days 16%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3753 days 16%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3754 days 17%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3762 days 17%
Samplonius 9/10 3763 days 17%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3765 days 16%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3765 days 16%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3767 days 17%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3829 days 15%
Annie 10/10 3830 days 17%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3837 days 17%
Konny 10/10 3846 days 17%
Lardy 7/10 3847 days 15%
R & M Willows 10/10 3847 days 17%
twiddi 9/10 4074 days 17%
Zoe Barker 9/10 4079 days 17%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 4082 days 16%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 4088 days 15%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 4090 days 16%
Guy Cohen 10/10 4091 days 17%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 4094 days 17%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 4095 days 16%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 4095 days 16%
Steve Read 8/10 4098 days 16%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 4098 days 16%
Diane Johnston 9/10 4098 days 17%
Faye Cox 8/10 4103 days 16%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 4105 days 17%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 4107 days 15%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 4110 days 16%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 4111 days 17%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 4119 days 16%
Tayler Gray 9/10 4120 days 17%
Petersen 10/10 4126 days 17%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 4164 days 17%
Matt 10/10 4218 days 17%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 4256 days 17%
K_and_K 8/10 4317 days 16%
Kurt 8/10 4403 days 16%
uceil 9/10 4418 days 17%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 4452 days 17%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4467 days 16%
Mary 7/10 4472 days 15%
Cecile 9/10 4473 days 17%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 4477 days 16%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4477 days 17%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 4477 days 15%
Luisa 8/10 4480 days 16%
Mark 10/10 4489 days 17%
Josy 10/10 4490 days 17%
Tanja Titze 10/10 4491 days 17%
Hannah Clark 10/10 4491 days 17%
Nikki Wood 10/10 4492 days 17%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 4493 days 17%
Helen Power 8/10 4493 days 16%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 4494 days 17%
Susan 10/10 4494 days 17%
Brenda 8/10 4495 days 16%
Eva 8/10 4496 days 16%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 4497 days 17%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 4497 days 13%
John-Paul 10/10 4498 days 17%
Wolfgang G 9/10 4504 days 17%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 4504 days 15%
Chris Kevin 7/10 4507 days 15%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4511 days 16%
deanlaw 9/10 4543 days 17%
joannaw 10/10 4545 days 17%
varenaee 9/10 4545 days 17%
Anne Ford 7/10 4562 days 15%
Stefan Lua 9/10 4562 days 17%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 4570 days 15%
Sena 10/10 4570 days 17%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4571 days 17%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 4572 days 16%
Hans Barth 8/10 4580 days 16%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 4586 days 16%
emmah 7/10 4687 days 15%
EvertG 9/10 4785 days 17%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4802 days 16%
arthurwa 10/10 4804 days 17%
gerhardm 10/10 4804 days 17%
Kaye 9/10 4804 days 17%
Jake1 8/10 4806 days 16%
DaveV 8/10 4820 days 16%
Falk 6/10 4820 days 13%
WiebkeS 8/10 4820 days 16%
LosItaly 9/10 4821 days 17%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4822 days 17%
BrendaM 10/10 5185 days 17%

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.