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

86.57%

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 10/10 821 days 16.9 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 1040 days true 4.99 30%
Liane Bausch 8/10 1136 days true 4.67 28%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1209 days 4.78 28%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1380 days true 4.44 26%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1418 days true 4.37 26%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1459 days true 4.07 24%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1461 days true 4.07 24%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1466 days true 3.89 23%
Megan Telford 8/10 1466 days true 4.06 24%
Alice Frater 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 25%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1485 days true 4.24 25%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1490 days 4.23 25%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1557 days 4.1 24%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1726 days true 3.43 20%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1752 days true 3.71 22%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1753 days true 3.08 18%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1776 days true 3.34 20%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1779 days true 3.33 20%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1783 days true 3.03 18%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1787 days true 3.65 22%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1812 days true 3.6 21%
Caro G 9/10 1861 days 3.5 21%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2428 days true 2.27 13%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2482 days true 2.29 14%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2492 days true 2.06 12%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2492 days true 2.27 13%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2530 days true 1.99 12%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2854 days true 1.56 9%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2909 days true 1.45 9%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2912 days true 1.44 9%
Pietersen 8/10 2932 days true 1.33 8%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2933 days true 1.4 8%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2933 days true 1.33 8%
Martina Posch 10/10 2935 days true 1.4 8%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2937 days true 1.16 7%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3184 days true 0.91 5%
Jens Moller 7/10 3189 days true 0.82 5%
Peter Hart 9/10 3193 days true 0.89 5%
Tim Germany 9/10 3196 days true 0.89 5%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3201 days true 0.73 4%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3205 days true 0.87 5%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 5%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3207 days true 0.82 5%
Moritz 9/10 3209 days true 0.86 5%
Elise Violet 7/10 3209 days true 0.79 5%
Rachel 9/10 3210 days true 0.86 5%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3210 days true 0.82 5%
Simon Fry 8/10 3210 days true 0.82 5%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3210 days true 0.82 5%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3211 days true 0.86 5%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 5%
Samplonius 9/10 3220 days true 0.84 5%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3222 days true 0.8 5%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3222 days true 0.8 5%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3224 days true 0.83 5%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3286 days true 0.65 4%
Annie 10/10 3287 days true 0.71 4%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3294 days true 0.7 4%
Konny 10/10 3303 days true 0.68 4%
Lardy 7/10 3304 days true 0.62 4%
R & M Willows 10/10 3304 days true 0.68 4%
twiddi 9/10 3531 days 0.23 1%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3536 days true 0.22 1%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3539 days true 0.21 1%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3545 days true 0.19 1%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3547 days true 0.19 1%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3548 days true 0.2 1%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3551 days true 0.19 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 1%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 1%
Steve Read 8/10 3555 days true 0.18 1%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3555 days true 0.18 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3555 days true 0.19 1%
Faye Cox 8/10 3560 days true 0.17 1%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3562 days true 0.17 1%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3564 days true 0.15 1%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3567 days true 0.15 1%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3568 days true 0.16 1%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3576 days true 0.14 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3577 days true 0.14 1%
Petersen 10/10 3583 days true 0.13 1%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3621 days 0.06 0%
Matt 10/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3713 days 0.0 0%
K_and_K 8/10 3774 days 0.0 0%
Kurt 8/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
uceil 9/10 3875 days true 0.0 0%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3924 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 7/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Cecile 9/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Luisa 8/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 10/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3947 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Power 8/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
Susan 10/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 8/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 8/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3954 days true 0.0 0%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3954 days true 0.0 0%
John-Paul 10/10 3955 days 0.0 0%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3961 days true 0.0 0%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3961 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3964 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3968 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 9/10 4000 days true 0.0 0%
joannaw 10/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
varenaee 9/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 4019 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan Lua 9/10 4019 days true 0.0 0%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 4027 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 4027 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 4029 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Barth 8/10 4037 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 4043 days true 0.0 0%
emmah 7/10 4144 days true 0.0 0%
EvertG 9/10 4242 days true 0.0 0%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
arthurwa 10/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
gerhardm 10/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
Kaye 9/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
Jake1 8/10 4263 days true 0.0 0%
DaveV 8/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 6/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 8/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%
LosItaly 9/10 4278 days true 0.0 0%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4279 days true 0.0 0%
BrendaM 10/10 4642 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.