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

92.22%

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 28 days 99.88 100%
Amy Lord 10/10 731 days 26.0 26%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 820 days true 16.98 17%
Charles Kulins 10/10 1091 days 5.0 5%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1094 days true 5.0 5%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 1094 days true 4.75 5%
Ben 10/10 1098 days true 4.99 5%
Katharina Gans 10/10 1102 days true 4.99 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1105 days true 4.98 5%
Marc Reuter 8/10 1138 days true 4.67 5%
Ben 10/10 1194 days true 4.81 5%
Adrien Richard 8/10 1397 days true 4.19 4%
Anais Roux 10/10 1410 days true 4.38 4%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 1412 days 4.38 4%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1412 days true 4.38 4%
Luala F 10/10 1416 days true 4.37 4%
Gessica 10/10 1417 days true 4.37 4%
Paul Larauze 7/10 1426 days true 3.96 4%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 1427 days true 4.35 4%
Julie Miehling 8/10 1428 days true 4.13 4%
Nico Wedel 7/10 1428 days true 3.96 4%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 1429 days true 4.13 4%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 1430 days true 4.34 4%
John and Jan 8/10 1431 days true 4.13 4%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 1434 days true 4.12 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1436 days true 4.33 4%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 1441 days true 4.32 4%
Ben Schieber 6/10 1448 days true 3.58 4%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 1448 days true 3.92 4%
Joris 10/10 1453 days true 4.3 4%
Philipp 6/10 1453 days true 3.57 4%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 1455 days true 3.91 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 1457 days true 4.08 4%
Joana Frever 10/10 1460 days true 4.29 4%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 1460 days true 4.29 4%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 1460 days true 3.56 4%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1465 days true 4.28 4%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 1465 days true 4.28 4%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 1465 days true 4.28 4%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1465 days true 4.28 4%
Roland Fischer 8/10 1466 days true 4.06 4%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 1467 days 4.27 4%
Lucile Souday 10/10 1467 days 4.27 4%
Tilman 9/10 1469 days true 4.27 4%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 1475 days true 4.26 4%
Meilin 9/10 1476 days true 4.25 4%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Clare Pickford 8/10 1483 days true 4.03 4%
Nico 8/10 1485 days true 4.02 4%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1500 days true 4.0 4%
Julia Huesam 9/10 1512 days true 4.18 4%
Isabella 10/10 1514 days true 4.18 4%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 1516 days true 4.18 4%
Selma Krap 9/10 1522 days true 4.16 4%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 1524 days true 4.16 4%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 1531 days true 4.15 4%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 1531 days true 4.15 4%
Timo Krueger 8/10 1783 days true 3.47 3%
Stuart Cook 8/10 1784 days true 3.47 3%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 1834 days 3.23 3%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 1843 days true 3.54 4%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 1863 days true 3.18 3%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 2134 days true 2.97 3%
Christoph Betten 4/10 2138 days true 2.34 2%
Christina 8/10 2142 days true 2.8 3%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2142 days true 2.95 3%
Paolo Cases 8/10 2142 days true 2.8 3%
Bea Westkam 10/10 2144 days true 2.95 3%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 2144 days true 2.8 3%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2144 days true 2.95 3%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2169 days true 2.64 3%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2171 days true 2.89 3%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2186 days true 2.86 3%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 2507 days true 2.12 2%
Rampon 10/10 2512 days true 2.23 2%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2513 days true 2.23 2%
Debiesse 10/10 2513 days true 2.23 2%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 2532 days true 2.19 2%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 2545 days true 2.16 2%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2548 days true 2.16 2%
Judy 10/10 2624 days true 2.01 2%
Stevie 10/10 2627 days true 2.0 2%
Krataihai 10/10 2645 days 1.97 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2645 days 1.97 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2676 days 1.91 2%
Malena 10/10 2890 days 1.49 1%
nga 9/10 2890 days 1.49 1%
Sabine 8/10 2895 days true 1.4 1%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 2896 days true 1.48 1%
Nora 9/10 2903 days true 1.46 1%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 2904 days true 1.46 1%
Liz Stokes 9/10 2906 days true 1.46 1%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 2911 days true 1.45 1%
Norm Cooper 8/10 2911 days true 1.37 1%
Louisa 10/10 2964 days true 1.34 1%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 2985 days true 1.3 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 2997 days true 1.28 1%
Theresa 10/10 2997 days true 1.28 1%
Christina 9/10 2998 days true 1.28 1%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3228 days true 0.83 1%
Michael Orme 10/10 3246 days true 0.79 1%
Carolin 8/10 3255 days true 0.73 1%
Lil Irish 10/10 3255 days true 0.77 1%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 3260 days true 0.76 1%
Berger 8/10 3260 days true 0.73 1%
Adam Hayley 9/10 3268 days true 0.75 1%
Valerie 10/10 3270 days true 0.74 1%
Ines 10/10 3271 days true 0.74 1%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 3272 days true 0.67 1%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 3278 days true 0.69 1%
Liz Dolman 8/10 3279 days true 0.69 1%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 3282 days true 0.68 1%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 3284 days true 0.72 1%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3284 days true 0.68 1%
Chamton 7/10 3284 days true 0.65 1%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3407 days 0.48 0%
Richard Spore 10/10 3608 days true 0.08 0%
Matt Roper 10/10 3612 days true 0.07 0%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
Helmet Paula 10/10 3634 days true 0.03 0%
David Rich 8/10 3634 days true 0.03 0%
Anne Veser 10/10 3641 days true 0.02 0%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Brenda 10/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 3648 days true 0.0 0%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 3669 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3695 days true 0.0 0%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 3719 days true 0.0 0%
Roman Hauri 10/10 3723 days true 0.0 0%
DamienM 9/10 3971 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.