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 Kaikoura TOP 10 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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Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

198 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 201 reviews. There are 198 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 198 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 20
10%
9/10 45
23%
8/10 60
30%
7/10 38
19%
6/10 18
9%
5/10 8
4%
4/10 4
2%
3/10 4
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

77.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 77.17% and is based on 198 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

154 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 198 valid reviews, the experience has 154 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 154 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
9%
9/10 32
21%
8/10 46
30%
7/10 33
21%
6/10 15
10%
5/10 6
4%
4/10 4
3%
3/10 4
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

76.30% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 76.30% and is based on 154 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

83.46%

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
Charlotte 10/10 239 days 90.95 100%
Kate 9/10 270 days 88.45 97%
Ismay Fabre 9/10 331 days 82.64 91%
Liz 9/10 331 days 82.64 91%
Shane 5/10 421 days 58.25 64%
Juraj 10/10 421 days 71.91 79%
Fer&And 8/10 543 days 50.61 56%
Christina 6/10 635 days 31.98 35%
Clobby 6/10 696 days 25.09 28%
Shira LA 8/10 724 days 25.47 28%
Paul and Paula 9/10 781 days 20.62 23%
Michael Talbot 7/10 821 days 15.38 17%
Benjamin Yang 9/10 847 days 14.75 16%
Paul Liboi 10/10 1056 days 5.24 6%
Alan Brown 8/10 1089 days 4.76 5%
Ashley 9/10 1221 days 4.75 5%
Phillippa McLernon 9/10 1448 days 4.31 5%
Petr Svobodnik 1/10 1479 days 3.1 3%
Singapore Sling 8/10 1517 days 3.97 4%
Melissa Darlington 8/10 1560 days 3.89 4%
Jan mentink 8/10 1638 days 3.74 4%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1643 days 3.73 4%
Nick Rowe 9/10 1645 days 3.92 4%
John Drake 8/10 1807 days 3.43 4%
holidaymad from Solihull 7/10 1851 days 3.2 4%
tschavalon 8/10 1943 days 3.17 3%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2126 days 2.83 3%
Chris Handley 10/10 2153 days true 2.93 3%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2154 days true 2.93 3%
Crousse 7/10 2157 days true 2.66 3%
Jan Majerus 9/10 2170 days true 2.9 3%
Kiernan Matthew 7/10 2184 days true 2.61 3%
Ted Cole 7/10 2185 days 2.61 3%
Sue Eastwood 5/10 2185 days 2.32 3%
Davina Teo 6/10 2192 days true 2.37 3%
Nigel 10/10 2192 days true 2.85 3%
Monique Browne 10/10 2218 days true 2.8 3%
ozelmer 8/10 2338 days 2.44 3%
Tony Graham 7/10 2461 days 2.12 2%
Neil Beckett 9/10 2491 days 2.27 2%
Sophie Spady 7/10 2508 days true 2.03 2%
Christofer Tonn 6/10 2508 days true 1.85 2%
Michael Nolan 9/10 2522 days 2.21 2%
Jim Woodruff 9/10 2550 days 2.15 2%
GARRYBLOWER 10/10 2581 days 2.09 2%
Rob 8/10 2598 days true 1.96 2%
Brian Howe 10/10 2605 days true 2.05 2%
Stephanie Levepue 8/10 2616 days true 1.92 2%
Reijans 8/10 2618 days true 1.92 2%
Rolf Zwahlen 9/10 2619 days true 2.02 2%
Erik Funk 8/10 2619 days true 1.92 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 9/10 2624 days true 2.01 2%
Ton Franke 8/10 2628 days true 1.9 2%
sueadegizmo 8/10 2795 days 1.59 2%
Birds Tubbs 8/10 2872 days true 1.45 2%
Toby Clark 9/10 2879 days true 1.51 2%
Robert Steendijk 7/10 2882 days true 1.37 2%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 5/10 2891 days true 1.2 1%
Brasier 9/10 2893 days true 1.48 2%
Josef 7/10 2897 days true 1.34 1%
Michael & Janet 8/10 2897 days true 1.4 2%
Seiler 9/10 2897 days true 1.47 2%
Rebecca Richardson 8/10 2898 days true 1.4 2%
Andrew Powell 8/10 2898 days true 1.4 2%
Orlando 8/10 2899 days true 1.4 2%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 7/10 2899 days true 1.34 1%
Astrid Boon 6/10 2901 days true 1.22 1%
Jim Delacruz 6/10 2902 days true 1.21 1%
Janse 3/10 2903 days true 1.13 1%
Peter Holt 7/10 2904 days true 1.33 1%
Jonathan Philp 8/10 2908 days true 1.38 2%
Frank Krivauek 6/10 2910 days true 1.2 1%
Alison Rosser 6/10 2910 days true 1.2 1%
Devon Urlacher 9/10 2910 days true 1.45 2%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 7/10 2911 days true 1.32 1%
David Blundell 4/10 2911 days true 1.14 1%
Hugo ten Brink 8/10 2914 days true 1.37 2%
Katie K 10/10 2925 days true 1.42 2%
Balonno 6/10 2947 days 1.14 1%
CMJ 9/10 2947 days 1.38 2%
Tobias Forst 8/10 2979 days true 1.25 1%
Kai 8/10 2984 days true 1.24 1%
Marc & Pauline 8/10 2984 days true 1.24 1%
Eveline Mestrom 6/10 2998 days true 1.06 1%
Tamara 7/10 3008 days true 1.14 1%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 1%
Ken Jones 7/10 3228 days true 0.75 1%
Jorren 8/10 3231 days true 0.78 1%
Iain Campbell 7/10 3231 days true 0.75 1%
Leon van Hengel 8/10 3236 days true 0.77 1%
Werner and Rita 9/10 3237 days true 0.81 1%
Judith 9/10 3239 days true 0.8 1%
Charlie 6/10 3239 days true 0.67 1%
Sue Top 8/10 3240 days true 0.76 1%
Bill Cutler 9/10 3243 days true 0.8 1%
Juerg & Denise Zuesli 8/10 3246 days true 0.75 1%
Schweisshelm 7/10 3247 days true 0.72 1%
Eddie Stevens 8/10 3247 days true 0.75 1%
Cheryl & Ged Knight 8/10 3249 days true 0.75 1%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3250 days true 0.78 1%
Hannah Roberts 6/10 3250 days true 0.65 1%
James Hardern 7/10 3250 days true 0.71 1%
Sue Croft 9/10 3250 days true 0.78 1%
Cameron and Kim 9/10 3252 days true 0.78 1%
Michael Assfalg 5/10 3252 days true 0.63 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3254 days true 0.74 1%
Melanie Gruber 10/10 3254 days true 0.77 1%
Erin Dumbauld 5/10 3254 days true 0.63 1%
Frederik Christiansen 8/10 3255 days true 0.73 1%
Ross Salisbury 8/10 3255 days true 0.73 1%
David Emerick 10/10 3256 days true 0.77 1%
Plomp 8/10 3257 days true 0.73 1%
Derek Puplett 8/10 3257 days true 0.73 1%
Callum Sibbald 8/10 3257 days true 0.73 1%
Gerlach 7/10 3258 days true 0.7 1%
Hartmut Tonner 4/10 3259 days true 0.6 1%
Josef & Christine Evers 8/10 3262 days true 0.72 1%
Ron Pantzer 6/10 3262 days true 0.63 1%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3264 days true 0.76 1%
Jill Dean 8/10 3268 days true 0.71 1%
Hartmut Vogt 5/10 3269 days true 0.6 1%
Agata Szyler-Seildl 9/10 3271 days true 0.74 1%
Horton Fawkes 4/10 3272 days true 0.58 1%
Luc Marchand 7/10 3273 days true 0.67 1%
Leontien Holster 7/10 3273 days true 0.67 1%
Schers 8/10 3274 days true 0.7 1%
Friedli Manuela 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 1%
D Hoekstra 7/10 3276 days true 0.67 1%
Mr & Mrs Winter 7/10 3276 days true 0.67 1%
John Clarkson 7/10 3279 days true 0.66 1%
cfc 10/10 3312 days 0.66 1%
wackiesttulip 10/10 3373 days 0.54 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3404 days 0.46 1%
Mary Van 8/10 3434 days 0.4 0%
Mark Coffey 9/10 3465 days 0.36 0%
Jon van Hanten 9/10 3543 days true 0.21 0%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 3547 days true 0.19 0%
Haley & Jason 6/10 3550 days true 0.16 0%
Amy 9/10 3557 days true 0.18 0%
June 10/10 3587 days true 0.12 0%
Moeller 7/10 3596 days true 0.1 0%
Stefan Scheiterlein 9/10 3600 days true 0.1 0%
katrina Marshall 8/10 3604 days true 0.09 0%
Zoe Norcross 8/10 3604 days true 0.09 0%
Einar 8/10 3606 days true 0.08 0%
Tim Smith 7/10 3609 days true 0.07 0%
Margo Alaska 5/10 3609 days true 0.06 0%
A Libbis 7/10 3610 days true 0.07 0%
P.C Kool 9/10 3613 days true 0.07 0%
Main 9/10 3619 days true 0.06 0%
Angela 10/10 3619 days true 0.06 0%
Tanya Fitzgibbon 6/10 3619 days true 0.05 0%
Zareua Boree 6/10 3621 days true 0.05 0%
Don & Alice 9/10 3622 days true 0.05 0%
jongejan 8/10 3624 days true 0.05 0%
Susanne Strassmann 8/10 3624 days true 0.05 0%
Michael 3/10 3628 days true 0.03 0%
th schuermann 3/10 3628 days true 0.03 0%
Ulric 7/10 3640 days true 0.02 0%
Peter McGain 4/10 3641 days true 0.01 0%
Gerrard Van S 9/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Otto 7/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Supa Simpson 8/10 3651 days true 0.0 0%
Norbert Hainz 6/10 3659 days true 0.0 0%
Etienne VanD 9/10 3666 days true 0.0 0%
Astrio Gregersen 3/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
barts 7/10 3692 days true 0.0 0%
janden 10/10 3692 days true 0.0 0%
frederike 8/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
varenaee 10/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
joem 9/10 3694 days true 0.0 0%
vivw 8/10 3700 days true 0.0 0%
pthreadgood 9/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
Sandra M 6/10 3710 days true 0.0 0%
Michelle Kraemer 8/10 3715 days true 0.0 0%
Philip Ryott 9/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Marcel Schleinkcfer 7/10 3720 days true 0.0 0%
Primavesi 7/10 3720 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Put 9/10 3734 days true 0.0 0%
Cheryl 7/10 3738 days 0.0 0%
Susan Fielder 8/10 3738 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 8/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
AndyEngland 5/10 3940 days true 0.0 0%
JoF 9/10 3940 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Kamm 7/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
Michael Maddams 9/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
RonB 7/10 3964 days true 0.0 0%
LesleyR 7/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
JeremyE 8/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
LucyT 8/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
Francesca Sabat 9/10 3974 days true 0.0 0%
JesusB 8/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
ChristopherD 8/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
XaviG 9/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
JoanneM 7/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
Steven 7/10 3995 days true 0.0 0%
Franz 9/10 4003 days true 0.0 0%
Denise 7/10 4074 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

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 Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Kaikoura TOP 10 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 199 days.

The Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.