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

87.20%

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 10/10 645 days 37.09 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 864 days true 12.24 33%
Liane Bausch 8/10 960 days true 7.49 20%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1033 days 5.61 15%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1204 days true 4.79 13%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1242 days true 4.71 13%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1283 days true 4.4 12%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1285 days true 4.4 12%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1290 days true 4.2 11%
Megan Telford 8/10 1290 days true 4.39 12%
Alice Frater 9/10 1297 days true 4.6 12%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1309 days true 4.58 12%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1314 days 4.57 12%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1381 days 4.44 12%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1550 days true 3.74 10%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1576 days true 4.06 11%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1577 days true 3.37 9%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1600 days true 3.65 10%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1603 days true 3.65 10%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1607 days true 3.32 9%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1611 days true 3.99 11%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1636 days true 3.94 11%
Caro G 9/10 1685 days 3.85 10%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2252 days true 2.6 7%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2306 days true 2.63 7%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2316 days true 2.38 6%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2316 days true 2.61 7%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2354 days true 2.31 6%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2678 days true 1.9 5%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2733 days true 1.79 5%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2736 days true 1.79 5%
Pietersen 8/10 2756 days true 1.66 4%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2757 days true 1.75 5%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2757 days true 1.66 4%
Martina Posch 10/10 2759 days true 1.74 5%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2761 days true 1.44 4%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3008 days true 1.26 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 3013 days true 1.13 3%
Peter Hart 9/10 3017 days true 1.24 3%
Tim Germany 9/10 3020 days true 1.23 3%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3025 days true 1.02 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3029 days true 1.22 3%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3029 days true 1.22 3%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3031 days true 1.15 3%
Moritz 9/10 3033 days true 1.21 3%
Elise Violet 7/10 3033 days true 1.1 3%
Rachel 9/10 3034 days true 1.21 3%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3034 days true 1.15 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 3034 days true 1.15 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3034 days true 1.15 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3035 days true 1.2 3%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3043 days true 1.19 3%
Samplonius 9/10 3044 days true 1.19 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3046 days true 1.12 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3046 days true 1.12 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3048 days true 1.18 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3110 days true 0.96 3%
Annie 10/10 3111 days true 1.05 3%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3118 days true 1.04 3%
Konny 10/10 3127 days true 1.02 3%
Lardy 7/10 3128 days true 0.93 3%
R & M Willows 10/10 3128 days true 1.02 3%
twiddi 9/10 3355 days 0.58 2%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3360 days true 0.57 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3363 days true 0.53 1%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3369 days true 0.5 1%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3371 days true 0.52 1%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3372 days true 0.54 1%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3375 days true 0.54 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3376 days true 0.51 1%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3376 days true 0.51 1%
Steve Read 8/10 3379 days true 0.5 1%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3379 days true 0.5 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3379 days true 0.53 1%
Faye Cox 8/10 3384 days true 0.49 1%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3386 days true 0.52 1%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3388 days true 0.47 1%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3391 days true 0.48 1%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3392 days true 0.5 1%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3400 days true 0.46 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3401 days true 0.49 1%
Petersen 10/10 3407 days true 0.48 1%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3445 days 0.4 1%
Matt 10/10 3499 days true 0.3 1%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3537 days 0.22 1%
K_and_K 8/10 3598 days 0.1 0%
Kurt 8/10 3684 days true 0.0 0%
uceil 9/10 3699 days true 0.0 0%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 7/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
Cecile 9/10 3754 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
Luisa 8/10 3761 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 10/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3771 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3773 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Power 8/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
Susan 10/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 8/10 3776 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 8/10 3777 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3778 days true 0.0 0%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3778 days true 0.0 0%
John-Paul 10/10 3779 days 0.0 0%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3788 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 9/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
joannaw 10/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
varenaee 9/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3851 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 3851 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3853 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Barth 8/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3867 days true 0.0 0%
emmah 7/10 3968 days true 0.0 0%
EvertG 9/10 4066 days true 0.0 0%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4083 days true 0.0 0%
arthurwa 10/10 4085 days true 0.0 0%
gerhardm 10/10 4085 days true 0.0 0%
Kaye 9/10 4085 days true 0.0 0%
Jake1 8/10 4087 days true 0.0 0%
DaveV 8/10 4101 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 6/10 4101 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 8/10 4101 days true 0.0 0%
LosItaly 9/10 4102 days true 0.0 0%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4103 days true 0.0 0%
BrendaM 10/10 4466 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.