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 Lake Hawea 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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Lake Hawea Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

79 Valid Reviews

The Lake Hawea Holiday Park experience has a total of 80 reviews. There are 79 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 79 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
34%
9/10 19
24%
8/10 17
22%
7/10 7
9%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 5
6%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

84.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Hawea Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.56% and is based on 79 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

25 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 79 valid reviews, the experience has 25 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
28%
9/10 8
32%
8/10 5
20%
7/10 3
12%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
8%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.20% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Hawea Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 85.20% and is based on 25 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.95%

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
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 7 days 100%
Belinda Clarke 7/10 144 days 97%
Hollie Procter 10/10 199 days 94%
Alan Brown 9/10 199 days 94%
Matthias Wohlgemuth 5/10 213 days 93%
Michael Jeffress 2/10 223 days 81%
S Webb 9/10 291 days 86%
Julia Hamblyn 10/10 322 days 83%
Margo Wiltens 10/10 328 days 83%
Rebecca Bowles 10/10 456 days 66%
W Donovan 9/10 481 days 63%
Ray Tombs 10/10 495 days 60%
Chadd Holland 10/10 507 days 58%
Averil Ford 5/10 536 days 53%
Paul Smith 7/10 544 days 52%
Felicity Fay 10/10 564 days 59%
Yung Ok Yoo 8/10 597 days 43%
Max Brunner 9/10 619 days 40%
Sarah Gurney 8/10 631 days 38%
Georgia Posar 10/10 834 days 14%
Soizic Vandermeersch 8/10 863 days 12%
Rossco 7/10 871 days 11%
Kurz Werner 8/10 871 days 11%
Andrew Cruickshank 10/10 902 days 9%
Jan Collins 6/10 932 days 7%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 961 days 6%
Simon Wild 8/10 971 days 5%
Philippe Tremblay 10/10 985 days 5%
Jay 10/10 998 days 4%
Michael Bird 8/10 1114 days 3%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 9/10 1283 days 4%
Tony Butcher 10/10 1295 days 3%
Monique Monique 9/10 1295 days 3%
Helene & Peter 8/10 1387 days 2%
Grantygrant 9/10 1601 days 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 1601 days 2%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 1601 days 3%
Helen 9/10 1632 days 2%
Abby 10/10 1632 days 2%
Melvin Groenhof 9/10 1637 days 3%
Phil & Laura 9/10 1660 days 2%
andrei797 5/10 1660 days 2%
Cmi 8/10 1691 days 2%
doepie277 6/10 1691 days 2%
Hanneke P 7/10 1691 days 2%
Jon Barratt 9/10 1728 days 3%
Christian 10/10 1734 days 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 1735 days 3%
davidtanks 10/10 1783 days 2%
LuisaAndDiana 10/10 1783 days 2%
hooijack 10/10 1905 days 2%
Kimothy 8/10 1966 days 2%
Carole Carter 5/10 1989 days 2%
Stephanie Spurr 8/10 1993 days 2%
Robert 8/10 2003 days 2%
Fries 10/10 2006 days 2%
Robert MacLeod-Smith 7/10 2022 days 2%
DrCamper 10/10 2088 days 1%
Melanie Wood 9/10 2104 days 2%
Wendy Ashmore 10/10 2104 days 2%
damaca 8/10 2179 days 1%
Jansen 8/10 2350 days 2%
K Dahmer 10/10 2356 days 2%
Eddie Stevens 8/10 2357 days 2%
John Gray 7/10 2364 days 2%
Alexander & Stephanie 9/10 2368 days 2%
Phil Hunter 9/10 2382 days 2%
Leontine van Laar 8/10 2386 days 2%
Jensen 10/10 2388 days 2%
chawker 8/10 2483 days 1%
rayfuge 10/10 2483 days 1%
lookout 9/10 2483 days 1%
Bandulu 10/10 2483 days 1%
Mikeminch 8/10 2483 days 1%
birdsong 3/10 2667 days 0%
San Ahuia 9/10 2747 days 1%
nigelst 5/10 2762 days 1%
John 7/10 3111 days 0%
carrie 10/10 3121 days 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 Lake Hawea Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.08% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Lake Hawea 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 364 days.

The Lake Hawea Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 4 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
1 -0.02%
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.