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 1028 days 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 1248 days 74%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1344 days 74%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1416 days 75%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1588 days 69%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1626 days 68%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1667 days 63%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1669 days 63%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1674 days 60%
Megan Telford 8/10 1674 days 63%
Alice Frater 9/10 1681 days 66%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1693 days 66%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1698 days 65%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1764 days 63%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1934 days 51%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1960 days 56%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1961 days 46%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1984 days 50%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1987 days 50%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1991 days 45%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1995 days 55%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 2020 days 54%
Caro G 9/10 2069 days 52%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2635 days 30%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2690 days 30%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2700 days 26%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2700 days 30%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2738 days 25%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3062 days 17%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3117 days 15%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 3120 days 14%
Pietersen 8/10 3140 days 13%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 3141 days 14%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 3141 days 13%
Martina Posch 10/10 3143 days 14%
Lisa Blake 6/10 3145 days 11%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3392 days 5%
Jens Moller 7/10 3397 days 4%
Peter Hart 9/10 3401 days 4%
Tim Germany 9/10 3404 days 4%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3409 days 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3413 days 4%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3413 days 4%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3415 days 3%
Moritz 9/10 3417 days 4%
Elise Violet 7/10 3417 days 3%
Rachel 9/10 3418 days 4%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3418 days 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 3418 days 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3418 days 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3419 days 4%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3427 days 3%
Samplonius 9/10 3428 days 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3430 days 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3430 days 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3432 days 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3494 days 1%
Annie 10/10 3495 days 1%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3502 days 1%
Konny 10/10 3511 days 0%
Lardy 7/10 3512 days 0%
R & M Willows 10/10 3512 days 0%
twiddi 9/10 3739 days 14%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3744 days 14%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3747 days 13%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3753 days 12%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3755 days 13%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3756 days 14%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3759 days 14%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3760 days 13%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3760 days 13%
Steve Read 8/10 3763 days 13%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3763 days 13%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3763 days 14%
Faye Cox 8/10 3768 days 13%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3770 days 14%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3772 days 12%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3775 days 13%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3776 days 14%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3784 days 13%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3785 days 14%
Petersen 10/10 3791 days 14%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3829 days 14%
Matt 10/10 3883 days 14%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3921 days 14%
K_and_K 8/10 3981 days 13%
Kurt 8/10 4067 days 13%
uceil 9/10 4082 days 14%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 4117 days 14%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4132 days 13%
Mary 7/10 4137 days 12%
Cecile 9/10 4138 days 14%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 4142 days 13%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4142 days 14%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 4142 days 12%
Luisa 8/10 4145 days 13%
Mark 10/10 4154 days 14%
Josy 10/10 4155 days 14%
Tanja Titze 10/10 4156 days 14%
Hannah Clark 10/10 4156 days 14%
Nikki Wood 10/10 4157 days 14%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 4158 days 14%
Helen Power 8/10 4158 days 13%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 4159 days 14%
Susan 10/10 4159 days 14%
Brenda 8/10 4160 days 13%
Eva 8/10 4161 days 13%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 4162 days 14%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 4162 days 11%
John-Paul 10/10 4163 days 14%
Wolfgang G 9/10 4169 days 14%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 4169 days 12%
Chris Kevin 7/10 4172 days 12%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4176 days 13%
deanlaw 9/10 4208 days 14%
joannaw 10/10 4210 days 14%
varenaee 9/10 4210 days 14%
Anne Ford 7/10 4227 days 12%
Stefan Lua 9/10 4227 days 14%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 4235 days 12%
Sena 10/10 4235 days 14%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4236 days 14%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 4237 days 13%
Hans Barth 8/10 4245 days 13%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 4251 days 13%
emmah 7/10 4351 days 12%
EvertG 9/10 4449 days 14%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4467 days 13%
arthurwa 10/10 4469 days 14%
gerhardm 10/10 4469 days 14%
Kaye 9/10 4469 days 14%
Jake1 8/10 4471 days 13%
DaveV 8/10 4485 days 13%
Falk 6/10 4485 days 11%
WiebkeS 8/10 4485 days 13%
LosItaly 9/10 4486 days 14%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4487 days 14%
BrendaM 10/10 4850 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.