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 10/10 264 days 88.96 100%
Amy Lord 10/10 967 days 7.6 9%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 1056 days true 5.24 6%
Charles Kulins 10/10 1327 days 4.55 5%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1330 days true 4.54 5%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 1330 days true 4.31 5%
Ben 10/10 1334 days true 4.53 5%
Katharina Gans 10/10 1338 days true 4.52 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1341 days true 4.52 5%
Marc Reuter 8/10 1374 days true 4.23 5%
Ben 10/10 1430 days true 4.34 5%
Adrien Richard 8/10 1633 days true 3.75 4%
Anais Roux 10/10 1646 days true 3.92 4%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 1648 days 3.92 4%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1648 days true 3.92 4%
Luala F 10/10 1652 days true 3.91 4%
Gessica 10/10 1653 days true 3.91 4%
Paul Larauze 7/10 1662 days true 3.54 4%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 1663 days true 3.89 4%
Julie Miehling 8/10 1664 days true 3.69 4%
Nico Wedel 7/10 1664 days true 3.54 4%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 1665 days true 3.69 4%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 1666 days true 3.88 4%
John and Jan 8/10 1667 days true 3.69 4%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 1670 days true 3.68 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1672 days true 3.87 4%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 1677 days true 3.86 4%
Ben Schieber 6/10 1684 days true 3.19 4%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 1684 days true 3.5 4%
Joris 10/10 1689 days true 3.84 4%
Philipp 6/10 1689 days true 3.19 4%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 1691 days true 3.49 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 1693 days true 3.64 4%
Joana Frever 10/10 1696 days true 3.82 4%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 1696 days true 3.82 4%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 1696 days true 3.17 4%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1701 days true 3.81 4%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 1701 days true 3.81 4%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 1701 days true 3.81 4%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1701 days true 3.81 4%
Roland Fischer 8/10 1702 days true 3.62 4%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 1703 days 3.81 4%
Lucile Souday 10/10 1703 days 3.81 4%
Tilman 9/10 1705 days true 3.81 4%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 1711 days true 3.79 4%
Meilin 9/10 1712 days true 3.79 4%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 1714 days true 3.79 4%
Clare Pickford 8/10 1719 days true 3.59 4%
Nico 8/10 1721 days true 3.59 4%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1736 days true 3.56 4%
Julia Huesam 9/10 1748 days true 3.72 4%
Isabella 10/10 1750 days true 3.72 4%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 1752 days true 3.71 4%
Selma Krap 9/10 1758 days true 3.7 4%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 1760 days true 3.7 4%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 1767 days true 3.68 4%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 1767 days true 3.68 4%
Timo Krueger 8/10 2019 days true 3.03 3%
Stuart Cook 8/10 2020 days true 3.03 3%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 2070 days 2.81 3%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 2079 days true 3.07 3%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2099 days true 2.76 3%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 2370 days true 2.5 3%
Christoph Betten 4/10 2374 days true 1.97 2%
Christina 8/10 2378 days true 2.36 3%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Paolo Cases 8/10 2378 days true 2.36 3%
Bea Westkam 10/10 2380 days true 2.49 3%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 2380 days true 2.36 3%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2380 days true 2.49 3%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2405 days true 2.22 2%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2407 days true 2.43 3%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2422 days true 2.4 3%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 2743 days true 1.69 2%
Rampon 10/10 2748 days true 1.77 2%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2749 days true 1.76 2%
Debiesse 10/10 2749 days true 1.76 2%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 2768 days true 1.73 2%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 2781 days true 1.7 2%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2784 days true 1.69 2%
Judy 10/10 2860 days true 1.55 2%
Stevie 10/10 2863 days true 1.54 2%
Krataihai 10/10 2881 days 1.5 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2881 days 1.5 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2912 days 1.44 2%
Malena 10/10 3126 days 1.03 1%
nga 9/10 3126 days 1.03 1%
Sabine 8/10 3131 days true 0.96 1%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 3132 days true 1.01 1%
Nora 9/10 3139 days true 1.0 1%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 3140 days true 1.0 1%
Liz Stokes 9/10 3142 days true 0.99 1%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 3147 days true 0.98 1%
Norm Cooper 8/10 3147 days true 0.94 1%
Louisa 10/10 3200 days true 0.88 1%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 3221 days true 0.84 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3233 days true 0.82 1%
Theresa 10/10 3233 days true 0.82 1%
Christina 9/10 3234 days true 0.81 1%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3464 days true 0.36 0%
Michael Orme 10/10 3482 days true 0.33 0%
Carolin 8/10 3491 days true 0.3 0%
Lil Irish 10/10 3491 days true 0.31 0%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 3496 days true 0.3 0%
Berger 8/10 3496 days true 0.29 0%
Adam Hayley 9/10 3504 days true 0.29 0%
Valerie 10/10 3506 days true 0.28 0%
Ines 10/10 3507 days true 0.28 0%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 3508 days true 0.25 0%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 3514 days true 0.25 0%
Liz Dolman 8/10 3515 days true 0.25 0%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 3518 days true 0.25 0%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 3520 days true 0.25 0%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3520 days true 0.24 0%
Chamton 7/10 3520 days true 0.23 0%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3643 days 0.01 0%
Richard Spore 10/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Matt Roper 10/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Helmet Paula 10/10 3870 days true 0.0 0%
David Rich 8/10 3870 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 10/10 3877 days true 0.0 0%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 10/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Roman Hauri 10/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
DamienM 9/10 4207 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.