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

86.23%

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 10/10 139 days 96.94 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 358 days true 95.63 99%
Liane Bausch 8/10 454 days true 80.81 83%
Julien Turpin 10/10 527 days 55.99 57%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 698 days true 35.97 36%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 736 days true 30.51 31%
Saskia Schug 8/10 777 days true 25.23 25%
Felicity Ford 8/10 779 days true 24.99 25%
Lucy Millett 7/10 784 days true 24.39 24%
Megan Telford 8/10 784 days true 24.39 24%
Alice Frater 9/10 791 days true 23.57 23%
Jack Robinson 10/10 803 days true 22.21 22%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 808 days 18.05 18%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 875 days 12.67 12%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1044 days true 6.49 5%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1070 days true 6.12 5%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1071 days true 6.11 5%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1094 days true 6.0 5%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1097 days true 6.0 5%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1101 days true 5.99 5%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1105 days true 5.98 5%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1130 days true 5.94 5%
Caro G 9/10 1179 days 4.88 4%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 1746 days true 4.93 4%
Luisa Bach 9/10 1800 days true 4.84 4%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 1810 days true 4.82 4%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 1810 days true 4.82 4%
Romina Bolz 7/10 1848 days true 4.76 4%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2172 days true 4.23 3%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2227 days true 4.14 3%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2230 days true 4.13 3%
Pietersen 8/10 2250 days true 4.1 3%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2251 days true 4.1 3%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2251 days true 4.1 3%
Martina Posch 10/10 2253 days true 4.1 3%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2255 days true 4.09 3%
Christop Isabella 10/10 2502 days true 3.69 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 2507 days true 3.68 2%
Peter Hart 9/10 2511 days true 3.67 2%
Tim Germany 9/10 2514 days true 3.67 2%
Dick Stewart 6/10 2519 days true 3.66 2%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 2523 days true 3.65 2%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 2523 days true 3.65 2%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2525 days true 3.65 2%
Moritz 9/10 2527 days true 3.65 2%
Elise Violet 7/10 2527 days true 3.65 2%
Rachel 9/10 2528 days true 3.64 2%
Farid Juillot 8/10 2528 days true 3.64 2%
Simon Fry 8/10 2528 days true 3.64 2%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 2528 days true 3.64 2%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2529 days true 3.64 2%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 2537 days true 3.63 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2538 days true 3.63 2%
Adam Critchley 8/10 2540 days true 3.62 2%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 2540 days true 3.62 2%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 2542 days true 3.62 2%
Peter Broosder 7/10 2604 days true 3.52 2%
Annie 10/10 2605 days true 3.52 2%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 2612 days true 3.51 2%
Konny 10/10 2621 days true 3.49 2%
Lardy 7/10 2622 days true 3.49 2%
R & M Willows 10/10 2622 days true 3.49 2%
twiddi 9/10 2849 days 2.6 1%
Zoe Barker 9/10 2854 days true 3.11 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 2857 days true 3.1 2%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 2863 days true 3.09 2%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 2865 days true 3.09 2%
Guy Cohen 10/10 2866 days true 3.09 2%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 2869 days true 3.08 2%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 2870 days true 3.08 2%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 2870 days true 3.08 2%
Steve Read 8/10 2873 days true 3.08 2%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 2873 days true 3.08 2%
Diane Johnston 9/10 2873 days true 3.08 2%
Faye Cox 8/10 2878 days true 3.07 2%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 2880 days true 3.07 2%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 2882 days true 3.06 2%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 2885 days true 3.06 2%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 2886 days true 3.06 2%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 2894 days true 3.04 2%
Tayler Gray 9/10 2895 days true 3.04 2%
Petersen 10/10 2901 days true 3.03 2%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 2939 days 2.47 1%
Matt 10/10 2993 days true 2.88 2%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3031 days 2.35 1%
K_and_K 8/10 3092 days 2.26 1%
Kurt 8/10 3178 days true 2.58 1%
uceil 9/10 3193 days true 2.55 1%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3227 days true 2.5 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3242 days true 2.47 1%
Mary 7/10 3247 days true 2.46 1%
Cecile 9/10 3248 days true 2.46 1%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Luisa 8/10 3255 days true 2.45 1%
Mark 10/10 3264 days true 2.43 1%
Josy 10/10 3265 days true 2.43 1%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3266 days true 2.43 1%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3266 days true 2.43 1%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3267 days true 2.43 1%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3268 days true 2.43 1%
Helen Power 8/10 3268 days true 2.43 1%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3269 days true 2.43 1%
Susan 10/10 3269 days true 2.43 1%
Brenda 8/10 3270 days true 2.42 1%
Eva 8/10 3271 days true 2.42 1%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3272 days true 2.42 1%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3272 days true 2.42 1%
John-Paul 10/10 3273 days 2.02 1%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3279 days true 2.41 1%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3279 days true 2.41 1%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3282 days true 2.4 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3286 days true 2.4 1%
deanlaw 9/10 3318 days true 2.35 1%
joannaw 10/10 3320 days true 2.34 1%
varenaee 9/10 3320 days true 2.34 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 3337 days true 2.31 1%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3337 days true 2.31 1%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3345 days true 2.3 1%
Sena 10/10 3345 days true 2.3 1%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3346 days true 2.3 1%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3347 days true 2.3 1%
Hans Barth 8/10 3355 days true 2.28 1%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3361 days true 2.28 1%
emmah 7/10 3462 days true 2.11 1%
EvertG 9/10 3560 days true 1.95 1%
Michael Maddams 8/10 3577 days true 1.92 1%
arthurwa 10/10 3579 days true 1.92 1%
gerhardm 10/10 3579 days true 1.92 1%
Kaye 9/10 3579 days true 1.92 1%
Jake1 8/10 3581 days true 1.91 1%
DaveV 8/10 3595 days true 1.89 1%
Falk 6/10 3595 days true 1.89 1%
WiebkeS 8/10 3595 days true 1.89 1%
LosItaly 9/10 3596 days true 1.89 1%
TsjerkJ 9/10 3597 days true 1.89 1%
BrendaM 10/10 3960 days true 1.29 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

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.