Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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 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

90.15%

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
Backpack On Fire 10/10 918 days 100%
Amy Lord 10/10 1621 days 39%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 1710 days 37%
Charles Kulins 10/10 1982 days 32%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1984 days 32%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 1984 days 30%
Ben 10/10 1988 days 32%
Katharina Gans 10/10 1992 days 31%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1995 days 31%
Marc Reuter 8/10 2028 days 29%
Ben 10/10 2084 days 30%
Adrien Richard 8/10 2287 days 24%
Anais Roux 10/10 2300 days 25%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 2302 days 25%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 2302 days 25%
Luala F 10/10 2306 days 25%
Gessica 10/10 2307 days 25%
Paul Larauze 7/10 2316 days 23%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 2317 days 25%
Julie Miehling 8/10 2318 days 24%
Nico Wedel 7/10 2318 days 23%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 2319 days 24%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 2320 days 25%
John and Jan 8/10 2321 days 24%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 2324 days 23%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 2326 days 25%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 2331 days 25%
Ben Schieber 6/10 2338 days 20%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 2338 days 22%
Joris 10/10 2343 days 24%
Philipp 6/10 2343 days 20%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 2345 days 22%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 2347 days 23%
Joana Frever 10/10 2350 days 24%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 2350 days 24%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 2350 days 20%
Stella and Merle 10/10 2355 days 24%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 2355 days 24%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 2355 days 24%
Michele Winzig 10/10 2355 days 24%
Roland Fischer 8/10 2356 days 23%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 2357 days 24%
Lucile Souday 10/10 2357 days 24%
Tilman 9/10 2359 days 24%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 2365 days 24%
Meilin 9/10 2366 days 24%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 2368 days 24%
Clare Pickford 8/10 2373 days 23%
Nico 8/10 2375 days 23%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 2390 days 22%
Julia Huesam 9/10 2402 days 23%
Isabella 10/10 2404 days 23%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 2406 days 23%
Selma Krap 9/10 2412 days 23%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 2414 days 23%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 2421 days 23%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 2421 days 23%
Timo Krueger 8/10 2673 days 17%
Stuart Cook 8/10 2674 days 17%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 2724 days 15%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 2733 days 17%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2753 days 15%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 3024 days 11%
Christoph Betten 4/10 3028 days 8%
Christina 8/10 3032 days 10%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 3032 days 11%
Paolo Cases 8/10 3032 days 10%
Bea Westkam 10/10 3034 days 11%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 3034 days 10%
Julia Moellers 10/10 3034 days 11%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 3059 days 9%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 3061 days 10%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 3076 days 10%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 3397 days 3%
Rampon 10/10 3402 days 3%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3403 days 3%
Debiesse 10/10 3403 days 3%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 3422 days 3%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 3435 days 3%
Nora and Edward 9/10 3438 days 3%
Judy 10/10 3514 days 1%
Stevie 10/10 3517 days 1%
Krataihai 10/10 3535 days 1%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 3535 days 1%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 3566 days 0%
Malena 10/10 3780 days 9%
nga 9/10 3780 days 9%
Sabine 8/10 3785 days 8%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 3786 days 9%
Nora 9/10 3793 days 9%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 3794 days 9%
Liz Stokes 9/10 3796 days 9%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 3801 days 9%
Norm Cooper 8/10 3801 days 8%
Louisa 10/10 3854 days 9%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 3875 days 9%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3887 days 9%
Theresa 10/10 3887 days 9%
Christina 9/10 3888 days 9%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 4118 days 9%
Michael Orme 10/10 4136 days 9%
Carolin 8/10 4145 days 8%
Lil Irish 10/10 4145 days 9%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 4150 days 9%
Berger 8/10 4150 days 8%
Adam Hayley 9/10 4158 days 9%
Valerie 10/10 4160 days 9%
Ines 10/10 4161 days 9%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 4162 days 8%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 4168 days 8%
Liz Dolman 8/10 4169 days 8%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 4172 days 8%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 4174 days 9%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 4174 days 8%
Chamton 7/10 4174 days 8%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 4297 days 9%
Richard Spore 10/10 4498 days 9%
Matt Roper 10/10 4502 days 9%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 4518 days 9%
Helmet Paula 10/10 4524 days 9%
David Rich 8/10 4524 days 8%
Anne Veser 10/10 4531 days 9%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 4534 days 8%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 4535 days 9%
Brenda 10/10 4536 days 9%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 4538 days 9%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 4559 days 9%
gemmav 9/10 4585 days 9%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 4609 days 8%
Roman Hauri 10/10 4613 days 9%
DamienM 9/10 4861 days 9%

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

90%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.