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

87.21%

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 10/10 639 days 37.95 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 858 days true 12.65 33%
Liane Bausch 8/10 954 days true 7.74 20%
Julien Turpin 10/10 1027 days 5.73 15%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 1198 days true 4.8 13%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 1236 days true 4.72 12%
Saskia Schug 8/10 1277 days true 4.41 12%
Felicity Ford 8/10 1279 days true 4.41 12%
Lucy Millett 7/10 1284 days true 4.21 11%
Megan Telford 8/10 1284 days true 4.4 12%
Alice Frater 9/10 1291 days true 4.62 12%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1303 days true 4.59 12%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1308 days 4.58 12%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1375 days 4.45 12%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1544 days true 3.75 10%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1570 days true 4.07 11%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1571 days true 3.38 9%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1594 days true 3.66 10%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1597 days true 3.66 10%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1601 days true 3.33 9%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1605 days true 4.0 11%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1630 days true 3.95 10%
Caro G 9/10 1679 days 3.86 10%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2246 days true 2.61 7%
Luisa Bach 9/10 2300 days true 2.64 7%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 2310 days true 2.39 6%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2310 days true 2.62 7%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2348 days true 2.32 6%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2672 days true 1.91 5%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2727 days true 1.81 5%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2730 days true 1.8 5%
Pietersen 8/10 2750 days true 1.67 4%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2751 days true 1.76 5%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2751 days true 1.67 4%
Martina Posch 10/10 2753 days true 1.76 5%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2755 days true 1.45 4%
Christop Isabella 10/10 3002 days true 1.27 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 3007 days true 1.15 3%
Peter Hart 9/10 3011 days true 1.25 3%
Tim Germany 9/10 3014 days true 1.24 3%
Dick Stewart 6/10 3019 days true 1.02 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 3023 days true 1.23 3%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 3023 days true 1.23 3%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3025 days true 1.16 3%
Moritz 9/10 3027 days true 1.22 3%
Elise Violet 7/10 3027 days true 1.11 3%
Rachel 9/10 3028 days true 1.22 3%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3028 days true 1.16 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 3028 days true 1.16 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3028 days true 1.16 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3029 days true 1.22 3%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 3037 days true 1.2 3%
Samplonius 9/10 3038 days true 1.2 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 3040 days true 1.13 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 3040 days true 1.13 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 3042 days true 1.19 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 3104 days true 0.97 3%
Annie 10/10 3105 days true 1.07 3%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 3112 days true 1.05 3%
Konny 10/10 3121 days true 1.04 3%
Lardy 7/10 3122 days true 0.94 2%
R & M Willows 10/10 3122 days true 1.03 3%
twiddi 9/10 3349 days 0.59 2%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3354 days true 0.58 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3357 days true 0.54 1%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3363 days true 0.51 1%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3365 days true 0.53 1%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3366 days true 0.56 1%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3369 days true 0.55 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3370 days true 0.52 1%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3370 days true 0.52 1%
Steve Read 8/10 3373 days true 0.51 1%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3373 days true 0.51 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3373 days true 0.54 1%
Faye Cox 8/10 3378 days true 0.51 1%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3380 days true 0.53 1%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3382 days true 0.48 1%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3385 days true 0.49 1%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3386 days true 0.52 1%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3394 days true 0.48 1%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3395 days true 0.5 1%
Petersen 10/10 3401 days true 0.49 1%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3439 days 0.41 1%
Matt 10/10 3493 days true 0.31 1%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3531 days 0.23 1%
K_and_K 8/10 3592 days 0.11 0%
Kurt 8/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
uceil 9/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3727 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3742 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 7/10 3747 days true 0.0 0%
Cecile 9/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Luisa 8/10 3755 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 10/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3767 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Power 8/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
Susan 10/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 8/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 8/10 3771 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
John-Paul 10/10 3773 days 0.0 0%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 9/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
joannaw 10/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%
varenaee 9/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3837 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3837 days true 0.0 0%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3847 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Barth 8/10 3855 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
emmah 7/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
EvertG 9/10 4060 days true 0.0 0%
Michael Maddams 8/10 4077 days true 0.0 0%
arthurwa 10/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
gerhardm 10/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
Kaye 9/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
Jake1 8/10 4081 days true 0.0 0%
DaveV 8/10 4095 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 6/10 4095 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 8/10 4095 days true 0.0 0%
LosItaly 9/10 4096 days true 0.0 0%
TsjerkJ 9/10 4097 days true 0.0 0%
BrendaM 10/10 4460 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.