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

130 Valid Reviews

The Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 132 reviews. There are 130 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 60
46%
9/10 28
22%
8/10 28
22%
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%

89.85% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 89.85% and is based on 130 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 130 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

90.79%

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
Amy Lord 10/10 595 days 44.62 100%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 684 days true 31.77 71%
Charles Kulins 10/10 956 days 8.06 17%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 958 days true 7.97 17%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 958 days true 7.58 16%
Ben 10/10 962 days true 7.8 17%
Katharina Gans 10/10 966 days true 7.64 17%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 969 days true 7.52 16%
Marc Reuter 8/10 1002 days true 6.05 13%
Ben 10/10 1058 days true 5.22 11%
Adrien Richard 8/10 1261 days true 4.48 9%
Anais Roux 10/10 1274 days true 4.69 10%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 1276 days 4.69 10%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1276 days true 4.69 10%
Luala F 10/10 1280 days true 4.68 10%
Gessica 10/10 1281 days true 4.68 10%
Paul Larauze 7/10 1290 days true 4.25 9%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 1291 days true 4.66 10%
Julie Miehling 8/10 1292 days true 4.43 9%
Nico Wedel 7/10 1292 days true 4.24 9%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 1293 days true 4.43 9%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 1294 days true 4.66 10%
John and Jan 8/10 1295 days true 4.42 9%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 1298 days true 4.42 9%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1300 days true 4.65 10%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 1305 days true 4.64 10%
Ben Schieber 6/10 1312 days true 3.84 8%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 1312 days true 4.21 9%
Joris 10/10 1317 days true 4.62 10%
Philipp 6/10 1317 days true 3.83 8%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 1319 days true 4.2 9%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 1321 days true 4.38 9%
Joana Frever 10/10 1324 days true 4.61 10%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 1324 days true 4.61 10%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 1324 days true 3.82 8%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1329 days true 4.6 10%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 1329 days true 4.6 10%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 1329 days true 4.6 10%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1329 days true 4.6 10%
Roland Fischer 8/10 1330 days true 4.37 9%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 1331 days 4.6 10%
Lucile Souday 10/10 1331 days 4.6 10%
Tilman 9/10 1333 days true 4.59 10%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 1339 days true 4.58 10%
Meilin 9/10 1340 days true 4.58 10%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 1342 days true 4.58 10%
Clare Pickford 8/10 1347 days true 4.34 9%
Nico 8/10 1349 days true 4.34 9%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1364 days true 4.31 9%
Julia Huesam 9/10 1376 days true 4.52 10%
Isabella 10/10 1378 days true 4.52 9%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 1380 days true 4.51 9%
Selma Krap 9/10 1386 days true 4.5 9%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 1388 days true 4.5 9%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 1395 days true 4.49 9%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 1395 days true 4.49 9%
Timo Krueger 8/10 1647 days true 3.85 8%
Stuart Cook 8/10 1648 days true 3.85 8%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 1698 days 3.61 7%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 1707 days true 3.95 8%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 1727 days true 3.57 7%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 1998 days true 3.45 7%
Christoph Betten 4/10 2002 days true 2.72 5%
Christina 8/10 2006 days true 3.27 7%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2006 days true 3.44 7%
Paolo Cases 8/10 2006 days true 3.27 7%
Bea Westkam 10/10 2008 days true 3.44 7%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 2008 days true 3.26 7%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2008 days true 3.44 7%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2033 days true 3.09 6%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2035 days true 3.39 7%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2050 days true 3.36 7%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 2371 days true 2.67 5%
Rampon 10/10 2376 days true 2.81 6%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2377 days true 2.8 6%
Debiesse 10/10 2377 days true 2.8 6%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 2396 days true 2.77 6%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 2409 days true 2.75 6%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2412 days true 2.74 5%
Judy 10/10 2488 days true 2.61 5%
Stevie 10/10 2491 days true 2.61 5%
Krataihai 10/10 2509 days 2.58 5%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2509 days 2.58 5%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2540 days 2.53 5%
Malena 10/10 2754 days 2.16 4%
nga 9/10 2754 days 2.16 4%
Sabine 8/10 2759 days true 2.04 4%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 2760 days true 2.15 4%
Nora 9/10 2767 days true 2.14 4%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 2768 days true 2.14 4%
Liz Stokes 9/10 2770 days true 2.13 4%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 2775 days true 2.12 4%
Norm Cooper 8/10 2775 days true 2.02 4%
Louisa 10/10 2828 days true 2.03 4%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 2849 days true 2.0 4%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 2861 days true 1.98 4%
Theresa 10/10 2861 days true 1.98 4%
Christina 9/10 2862 days true 1.97 4%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3092 days true 1.58 3%
Michael Orme 10/10 3110 days true 1.55 3%
Carolin 8/10 3119 days true 1.46 3%
Lil Irish 10/10 3119 days true 1.53 3%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 3124 days true 1.53 3%
Berger 8/10 3124 days true 1.45 3%
Adam Hayley 9/10 3132 days true 1.51 3%
Valerie 10/10 3134 days true 1.51 3%
Ines 10/10 3135 days true 1.51 3%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 3136 days true 1.37 2%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 3142 days true 1.42 3%
Liz Dolman 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 3%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 3146 days true 1.41 2%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 3148 days true 1.48 3%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3148 days true 1.41 2%
Chamton 7/10 3148 days true 1.35 2%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3271 days 1.27 2%
Richard Spore 10/10 3472 days true 0.93 1%
Matt Roper 10/10 3476 days true 0.92 1%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 3492 days true 0.9 1%
Helmet Paula 10/10 3498 days true 0.89 1%
David Rich 8/10 3498 days true 0.84 1%
Anne Veser 10/10 3505 days true 0.87 1%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3508 days true 0.79 1%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 3509 days true 0.87 1%
Brenda 10/10 3510 days true 0.86 1%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 3512 days true 0.86 1%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 3533 days true 0.83 1%
gemmav 9/10 3559 days true 0.78 1%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 3583 days true 0.7 1%
Roman Hauri 10/10 3587 days true 0.73 1%
DamienM 9/10 3835 days true 0.31 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

91%

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.