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 Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk.

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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Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk

Valid Reviews

131 Valid Reviews

The Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 133 reviews. There are 131 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 invalid reviews 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 131 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 28
21%
8/10 28
21%
7/10 10
8%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.92% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 89.92% and is based on 131 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

118 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 131 valid reviews, the experience has 118 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 118 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 53
45%
9/10 24
20%
8/10 28
24%
7/10 9
8%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.41% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 89.41% and is based on 118 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.02%

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
Backpack On Fire 10/10 262 days 89.12 100%
Amy Lord 10/10 965 days 7.68 9%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 1054 days true 5.27 6%
Charles Kulins 10/10 1325 days 4.55 5%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1328 days true 4.54 5%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 1328 days true 4.32 5%
Ben 10/10 1332 days true 4.54 5%
Katharina Gans 10/10 1336 days true 4.53 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1339 days true 4.52 5%
Marc Reuter 8/10 1372 days true 4.24 5%
Ben 10/10 1428 days true 4.35 5%
Adrien Richard 8/10 1631 days true 3.75 4%
Anais Roux 10/10 1644 days true 3.93 4%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 1646 days 3.92 4%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1646 days true 3.92 4%
Luala F 10/10 1650 days true 3.91 4%
Gessica 10/10 1651 days true 3.91 4%
Paul Larauze 7/10 1660 days true 3.54 4%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 1661 days true 3.89 4%
Julie Miehling 8/10 1662 days true 3.7 4%
Nico Wedel 7/10 1662 days true 3.54 4%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 1663 days true 3.69 4%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 1664 days true 3.89 4%
John and Jan 8/10 1665 days true 3.69 4%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 1668 days true 3.68 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1670 days true 3.87 4%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 1675 days true 3.86 4%
Ben Schieber 6/10 1682 days true 3.2 4%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 1682 days true 3.5 4%
Joris 10/10 1687 days true 3.84 4%
Philipp 6/10 1687 days true 3.19 4%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 1689 days true 3.49 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 1691 days true 3.64 4%
Joana Frever 10/10 1694 days true 3.83 4%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 1694 days true 3.83 4%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 1694 days true 3.18 4%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1699 days true 3.82 4%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 1699 days true 3.82 4%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 1699 days true 3.82 4%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1699 days true 3.82 4%
Roland Fischer 8/10 1700 days true 3.63 4%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 1701 days 3.81 4%
Lucile Souday 10/10 1701 days 3.81 4%
Tilman 9/10 1703 days true 3.81 4%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 1709 days true 3.8 4%
Meilin 9/10 1710 days true 3.8 4%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 1712 days true 3.79 4%
Clare Pickford 8/10 1717 days true 3.59 4%
Nico 8/10 1719 days true 3.59 4%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1734 days true 3.56 4%
Julia Huesam 9/10 1746 days true 3.73 4%
Isabella 10/10 1748 days true 3.72 4%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 1750 days true 3.72 4%
Selma Krap 9/10 1756 days true 3.71 4%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 1758 days true 3.7 4%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 1765 days true 3.69 4%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 1765 days true 3.69 4%
Timo Krueger 8/10 2017 days true 3.04 3%
Stuart Cook 8/10 2018 days true 3.03 3%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 2068 days 2.82 3%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 2077 days true 3.08 3%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2097 days true 2.77 3%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 2368 days true 2.51 3%
Christoph Betten 4/10 2372 days true 1.98 2%
Christina 8/10 2376 days true 2.37 3%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2376 days true 2.49 3%
Paolo Cases 8/10 2376 days true 2.37 3%
Bea Westkam 10/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 2378 days true 2.36 3%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2403 days true 2.22 2%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2405 days true 2.44 3%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2420 days true 2.41 3%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 2741 days true 1.69 2%
Rampon 10/10 2746 days true 1.77 2%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2747 days true 1.77 2%
Debiesse 10/10 2747 days true 1.77 2%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 2766 days true 1.73 2%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 2779 days true 1.7 2%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2782 days true 1.7 2%
Judy 10/10 2858 days true 1.55 2%
Stevie 10/10 2861 days true 1.54 2%
Krataihai 10/10 2879 days 1.51 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2879 days 1.51 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2910 days 1.45 2%
Malena 10/10 3124 days 1.03 1%
nga 9/10 3124 days 1.03 1%
Sabine 8/10 3129 days true 0.97 1%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 3130 days true 1.02 1%
Nora 9/10 3137 days true 1.0 1%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 3138 days true 1.0 1%
Liz Stokes 9/10 3140 days true 1.0 1%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 3145 days true 0.99 1%
Norm Cooper 8/10 3145 days true 0.94 1%
Louisa 10/10 3198 days true 0.88 1%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3231 days true 0.82 1%
Theresa 10/10 3231 days true 0.82 1%
Christina 9/10 3232 days true 0.82 1%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3462 days true 0.37 0%
Michael Orme 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 0%
Carolin 8/10 3489 days true 0.3 0%
Lil Irish 10/10 3489 days true 0.32 0%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 3494 days true 0.31 0%
Berger 8/10 3494 days true 0.29 0%
Adam Hayley 9/10 3502 days true 0.29 0%
Valerie 10/10 3504 days true 0.29 0%
Ines 10/10 3505 days true 0.28 0%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 3506 days true 0.26 0%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 3512 days true 0.26 0%
Liz Dolman 8/10 3513 days true 0.25 0%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 3516 days true 0.25 0%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 3518 days true 0.26 0%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3518 days true 0.25 0%
Chamton 7/10 3518 days true 0.24 0%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3641 days 0.02 0%
Richard Spore 10/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Matt Roper 10/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Helmet Paula 10/10 3868 days true 0.0 0%
David Rich 8/10 3868 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 10/10 3875 days true 0.0 0%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 10/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Roman Hauri 10/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
DamienM 9/10 4205 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.