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

86.90%

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 10/10 753 days 23.53 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 972 days true 6.73 29%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1068 days true 4.86 21%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1141 days 4.91 21%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1312 days true 4.58 19%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1350 days true 4.5 19%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1391 days true 4.2 18%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1393 days true 4.2 18%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1398 days true 4.01 17%
Megan Telford 8/10 1398 days true 4.19 18%
Alice Frater 9/10 1405 days true 4.39 19%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1417 days true 4.37 19%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1422 days 4.36 19%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1489 days 4.23 18%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1658 days true 3.55 15%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1684 days true 3.85 16%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1685 days true 3.19 14%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1708 days true 3.46 15%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1711 days true 3.45 15%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1715 days true 3.14 13%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1719 days true 3.78 16%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1744 days true 3.73 16%
Caro G 9/10 1793 days 3.63 15%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2360 days true 2.4 10%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2414 days true 2.42 10%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2424 days true 2.18 9%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2424 days true 2.4 10%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2462 days true 2.12 9%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2786 days true 1.69 7%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2841 days true 1.58 7%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2844 days true 1.58 7%
Pietersen 8/10 2864 days true 1.46 6%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2865 days true 1.54 7%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2865 days true 1.46 6%
Martina Posch 10/10 2867 days true 1.53 7%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2869 days true 1.27 5%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3116 days true 1.05 4%
Jens Moller 7/10 3121 days true 0.94 4%
Peter Hart 9/10 3125 days true 1.03 4%
Tim Germany 9/10 3128 days true 1.02 4%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3133 days true 0.84 4%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3137 days true 1.0 4%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3137 days true 1.0 4%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3139 days true 0.95 4%
Moritz 9/10 3141 days true 1.0 4%
Elise Violet 7/10 3141 days true 0.91 4%
Rachel 9/10 3142 days true 0.99 4%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3142 days true 0.94 4%
Simon Fry 8/10 3142 days true 0.94 4%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3142 days true 0.94 4%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3143 days true 0.99 4%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3151 days true 0.98 4%
Samplonius 9/10 3152 days true 0.97 4%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3154 days true 0.92 4%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3154 days true 0.92 4%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3156 days true 0.97 4%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3218 days true 0.77 3%
Annie 10/10 3219 days true 0.84 4%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3226 days true 0.83 4%
Konny 10/10 3235 days true 0.81 3%
Lardy 7/10 3236 days true 0.74 3%
R & M Willows 10/10 3236 days true 0.81 3%
twiddi 9/10 3463 days 0.37 2%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3468 days true 0.36 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3471 days true 0.33 1%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3477 days true 0.31 1%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3479 days true 0.32 1%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 1%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3483 days true 0.33 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3484 days true 0.31 1%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3484 days true 0.31 1%
Steve Read 8/10 3487 days true 0.3 1%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3487 days true 0.3 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3487 days true 0.32 1%
Faye Cox 8/10 3492 days true 0.29 1%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3494 days true 0.31 1%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3496 days true 0.27 1%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3499 days true 0.28 1%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3500 days true 0.29 1%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3508 days true 0.26 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3509 days true 0.28 1%
Petersen 10/10 3515 days true 0.26 1%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3553 days 0.19 1%
Matt 10/10 3607 days true 0.08 0%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3645 days 0.01 0%
K_and_K 8/10 3706 days 0.0 0%
Kurt 8/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
uceil 9/10 3807 days true 0.0 0%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3856 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 7/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
Cecile 9/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3866 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3866 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3866 days true 0.0 0%
Luisa 8/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 10/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Power 8/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Susan 10/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 8/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 8/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3886 days true 0.0 0%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3886 days true 0.0 0%
John-Paul 10/10 3887 days 0.0 0%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3896 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 9/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
joannaw 10/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
varenaee 9/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3961 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Barth 8/10 3969 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3975 days true 0.0 0%
emmah 7/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
EvertG 9/10 4174 days true 0.0 0%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4191 days true 0.0 0%
arthurwa 10/10 4193 days true 0.0 0%
gerhardm 10/10 4193 days true 0.0 0%
Kaye 9/10 4193 days true 0.0 0%
Jake1 8/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
DaveV 8/10 4209 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 6/10 4209 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 8/10 4209 days true 0.0 0%
LosItaly 9/10 4210 days true 0.0 0%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4211 days true 0.0 0%
BrendaM 10/10 4574 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.