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

86.04%

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 1150 days 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 1369 days 83%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1465 days 83%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1538 days 84%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1709 days 78%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1747 days 76%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1788 days 71%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1790 days 70%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1795 days 67%
Megan Telford 8/10 1795 days 70%
Alice Frater 9/10 1802 days 74%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1814 days 73%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1819 days 73%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1886 days 70%
Sebastiaan 7/10 2055 days 58%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 2081 days 63%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 2082 days 52%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 2105 days 56%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 2108 days 56%
Thomas Werner 6/10 2112 days 51%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 2116 days 61%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 2141 days 60%
Caro G 9/10 2190 days 58%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2757 days 34%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2811 days 33%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2821 days 30%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2821 days 33%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2859 days 28%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3183 days 18%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 3238 days 16%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 3241 days 16%
Pietersen 8/10 3261 days 14%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 3262 days 15%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 3262 days 14%
Martina Posch 10/10 3264 days 15%
Lisa Blake 6/10 3266 days 12%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3513 days 5%
Jens Moller 7/10 3518 days 4%
Peter Hart 9/10 3522 days 5%
Tim Germany 9/10 3525 days 4%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3530 days 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3534 days 4%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3534 days 4%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3536 days 4%
Moritz 9/10 3538 days 4%
Elise Violet 7/10 3538 days 3%
Rachel 9/10 3539 days 4%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3539 days 4%
Simon Fry 8/10 3539 days 4%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3539 days 4%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3540 days 4%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3548 days 3%
Samplonius 9/10 3549 days 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3551 days 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3551 days 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3553 days 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3615 days 1%
Annie 10/10 3616 days 1%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3623 days 0%
Konny 10/10 3632 days 0%
Lardy 7/10 3633 days 0%
R & M Willows 10/10 3633 days 0%
twiddi 9/10 3860 days 20%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3865 days 20%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3868 days 19%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3874 days 18%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3876 days 19%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3877 days 20%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3880 days 20%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3881 days 19%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3881 days 19%
Steve Read 8/10 3884 days 19%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3884 days 19%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3884 days 20%
Faye Cox 8/10 3889 days 19%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3891 days 20%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3893 days 18%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3896 days 19%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3897 days 20%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3905 days 19%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3906 days 20%
Petersen 10/10 3912 days 20%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3950 days 20%
Matt 10/10 4004 days 20%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 4042 days 20%
K_and_K 8/10 4103 days 19%
Kurt 8/10 4189 days 19%
uceil 9/10 4204 days 20%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 4238 days 20%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 4253 days 19%
Mary 7/10 4258 days 18%
Cecile 9/10 4259 days 20%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 4263 days 19%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4263 days 20%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 4263 days 18%
Luisa 8/10 4266 days 19%
Mark 10/10 4275 days 20%
Josy 10/10 4276 days 20%
Tanja Titze 10/10 4277 days 20%
Hannah Clark 10/10 4277 days 20%
Nikki Wood 10/10 4278 days 20%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 4279 days 20%
Helen Power 8/10 4279 days 19%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 4280 days 20%
Susan 10/10 4280 days 20%
Brenda 8/10 4281 days 19%
Eva 8/10 4282 days 19%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 4283 days 20%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 4283 days 16%
John-Paul 10/10 4284 days 20%
Wolfgang G 9/10 4290 days 20%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 4290 days 18%
Chris Kevin 7/10 4293 days 18%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4297 days 19%
deanlaw 9/10 4329 days 20%
joannaw 10/10 4331 days 20%
varenaee 9/10 4331 days 20%
Anne Ford 7/10 4348 days 18%
Stefan Lua 9/10 4348 days 20%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 4356 days 18%
Sena 10/10 4356 days 20%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4357 days 20%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 4358 days 19%
Hans Barth 8/10 4366 days 19%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 4372 days 19%
emmah 7/10 4473 days 18%
EvertG 9/10 4571 days 20%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4588 days 19%
arthurwa 10/10 4590 days 20%
gerhardm 10/10 4590 days 20%
Kaye 9/10 4590 days 20%
Jake1 8/10 4592 days 19%
DaveV 8/10 4606 days 19%
Falk 6/10 4606 days 16%
WiebkeS 8/10 4606 days 19%
LosItaly 9/10 4607 days 20%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4608 days 20%
BrendaM 10/10 4971 days 20%

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.