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

87.03%

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 10/10 714 days 28.0 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 933 days true 8.33 30%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1029 days true 5.41 19%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1102 days 4.99 18%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1273 days true 4.65 17%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1311 days true 4.58 16%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1352 days true 4.27 15%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1354 days true 4.27 15%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1359 days true 4.08 15%
Megan Telford 8/10 1359 days true 4.26 15%
Alice Frater 9/10 1366 days true 4.47 16%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1378 days true 4.45 16%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1383 days 4.44 16%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1450 days 4.31 15%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1619 days true 3.62 13%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1645 days true 3.92 14%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1646 days true 3.26 12%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1669 days true 3.53 13%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1672 days true 3.52 13%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1676 days true 3.21 11%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1680 days true 3.86 14%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1705 days true 3.81 14%
Caro G 9/10 1754 days 3.71 13%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2321 days true 2.47 9%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2375 days true 2.5 9%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2385 days true 2.25 8%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2385 days true 2.48 9%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2423 days true 2.19 8%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2747 days true 1.77 6%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2802 days true 1.66 6%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2805 days true 1.65 6%
Pietersen 8/10 2825 days true 1.53 5%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2826 days true 1.61 6%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2826 days true 1.53 5%
Martina Posch 10/10 2828 days true 1.61 6%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2830 days true 1.33 5%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3077 days true 1.12 4%
Jens Moller 7/10 3082 days true 1.01 4%
Peter Hart 9/10 3086 days true 1.1 4%
Tim Germany 9/10 3089 days true 1.1 4%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3094 days true 0.9 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3098 days true 1.08 4%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3098 days true 1.08 4%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3100 days true 1.02 4%
Moritz 9/10 3102 days true 1.07 4%
Elise Violet 7/10 3102 days true 0.98 3%
Rachel 9/10 3103 days true 1.07 4%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3103 days true 1.02 4%
Simon Fry 8/10 3103 days true 1.02 4%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3103 days true 1.02 4%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3104 days true 1.07 4%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3112 days true 1.05 4%
Samplonius 9/10 3113 days true 1.05 4%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3115 days true 0.99 4%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3115 days true 0.99 4%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3117 days true 1.04 4%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3179 days true 0.84 3%
Annie 10/10 3180 days true 0.92 3%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3187 days true 0.91 3%
Konny 10/10 3196 days true 0.89 3%
Lardy 7/10 3197 days true 0.81 3%
R & M Willows 10/10 3197 days true 0.89 3%
twiddi 9/10 3424 days 0.44 2%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3429 days true 0.43 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3432 days true 0.41 1%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3438 days true 0.38 1%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3440 days true 0.39 1%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3441 days true 0.41 1%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3444 days true 0.4 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3445 days true 0.38 1%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3445 days true 0.38 1%
Steve Read 8/10 3448 days true 0.38 1%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3448 days true 0.38 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3448 days true 0.4 1%
Faye Cox 8/10 3453 days true 0.37 1%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3455 days true 0.38 1%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3457 days true 0.34 1%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3460 days true 0.35 1%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3461 days true 0.37 1%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3469 days true 0.34 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3470 days true 0.35 1%
Petersen 10/10 3476 days true 0.34 1%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3514 days 0.27 1%
Matt 10/10 3568 days true 0.16 1%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3606 days 0.09 0%
K_and_K 8/10 3667 days 0.0 0%
Kurt 8/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
uceil 9/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3802 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3817 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 7/10 3822 days true 0.0 0%
Cecile 9/10 3823 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Luisa 8/10 3830 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 10/10 3839 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3840 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Power 8/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Susan 10/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 8/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 8/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3847 days true 0.0 0%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3847 days true 0.0 0%
John-Paul 10/10 3848 days 0.0 0%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3854 days true 0.0 0%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3854 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 9/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
joannaw 10/10 3895 days true 0.0 0%
varenaee 9/10 3895 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3920 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 3920 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3921 days true 0.0 0%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3922 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Barth 8/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3936 days true 0.0 0%
emmah 7/10 4037 days true 0.0 0%
EvertG 9/10 4135 days true 0.0 0%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4152 days true 0.0 0%
arthurwa 10/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
gerhardm 10/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Kaye 9/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Jake1 8/10 4156 days true 0.0 0%
DaveV 8/10 4170 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 6/10 4170 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 8/10 4170 days true 0.0 0%
LosItaly 9/10 4171 days true 0.0 0%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4172 days true 0.0 0%
BrendaM 10/10 4535 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.