Ranking Score Explained

Hi 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 Rawene Holiday Park.

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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Rawene Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

34 Valid Reviews

The Rawene Holiday Park experience has a total of 34 valid reviews. There are no 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 34 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
9/10 4
8/10 6
7/10 8
6/10 2
5/10 1
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

84.41% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rawene Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.41% and is based on 34 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

8 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 34 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
9/10 3
8/10 0
7/10 1
6/10 0
5/10 1
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

86.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rawene Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 86.25% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average


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
Alex Tikonoff 10/10 225 days 91.98 100%
Diana Linzmaier 10/10 295 days true 86.21 94%
Brian 7/10 317 days 76.51 83%
Debbie 10/10 317 days 84.08 91%
Camper 1 10/10 559 days 50.53 55%
Paul Smith 8/10 590 days 43.14 47%
Sharon 6/10 712 days 23.44 25%
Kilian Krauss 10/10 925 days 9.58 10%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 993 days 6.65 7%
Laurie Meston 8/10 1250 days 4.46 5%
Nienke Best 6/10 1251 days 3.9 4%
Victor Miro 8/10 1381 days 4.22 5%
Alizee Petit 7/10 1545 days 3.75 4%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1634 days 3.95 4%
Chris Hawksworth 8/10 1664 days 3.69 4%
Janneke Hekhuis 7/10 1666 days 3.53 4%
Malcolm Ridge 7/10 1686 days 3.5 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1764 days 3.69 4%
Colin Petherbridge 7/10 1987 days 2.96 3%
nztravel 7/10 2416 days 2.2 2%
Shantell Hunter 10/10 2600 days 2.05 2%
Chris 10/10 2630 days 2.0 2%
Will and Taylor 7/10 2750 days 1.6 2%
CanadaGirl23 8/10 2812 days 1.56 2%
josianemeier 10/10 2873 days 1.52 2%
Willi & Elke Breier 10/10 3195 days true 0.89 1%
J van de Vlekkert 9/10 3456 days true 0.38 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3604 days 0.09 0%
Hershell 7/10 3810 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 9/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
gyrhalde11 10/10 3846 days 0.0 0%
braunweiler 9/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
lorah 10/10 4042 days true 0.0 0%
MargaretH 5/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%


Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Rawene Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 115 days. However the Rawene Holiday Park experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Rawene Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.24%
198 -2.26%
199 -2.27%
200 -2.28%
201 -2.29%
202 -2.30%
203 -2.31%

Final Ranking Score


The final ranking score once adjustments 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.