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 Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway.

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 Peninsula Walkway

Valid Reviews

165 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway experience has a total of 165 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 165 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 58
35%
9/10 49
30%
8/10 30
18%
7/10 25
15%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway valid reviews is 88.12% and is based on 165 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

152 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 165 valid reviews, the experience has 152 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 152 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 51
34%
9/10 46
30%
8/10 28
18%
7/10 25
16%
6/10 2
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.83% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway face-to-face reviews is 87.83% and is based on 152 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.81%

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
Laura 10/10 392 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 849 days 19%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1195 days 6%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1440 days 6%
Ben 10/10 1462 days 6%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1479 days 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1479 days 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1486 days 6%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1510 days 6%
Moreno 10/10 1517 days 6%
Richard Fox 7/10 1532 days 5%
Ferdinand 6/10 1532 days 5%
romain perroches 10/10 1541 days 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1559 days 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1559 days 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1562 days 5%
Nicole 7/10 1763 days 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1763 days 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1763 days 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1766 days 5%
Claire Baron 8/10 1774 days 5%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1775 days 4%
Unalte 8/10 1776 days 5%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1778 days 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1778 days 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1782 days 5%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1786 days 5%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1787 days 5%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1788 days 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1788 days 5%
Judith 10/10 1794 days 5%
Prisuille 8/10 1794 days 5%
Andre 10/10 1796 days 5%
Marco 7/10 1801 days 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1805 days 5%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1810 days 5%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1810 days 5%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1820 days 5%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1833 days 4%
Philipp 7/10 1833 days 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1833 days 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1835 days 5%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1840 days 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1847 days 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1866 days 5%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1871 days 5%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1886 days 4%
James Webster 10/10 2119 days 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2148 days 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2149 days 4%
Darker 10/10 2174 days 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2198 days 4%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2232 days 4%
Heike Heller 10/10 2502 days 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2502 days 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2524 days 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2555 days 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2561 days 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2561 days 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2567 days 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2567 days 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2576 days 3%
balesdent 10/10 2580 days 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2581 days 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2581 days 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2852 days 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2882 days 2%
Claire 10/10 2889 days 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2890 days 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2893 days 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2894 days 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2894 days 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2905 days 2%
Loesje 9/10 2948 days 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2970 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2970 days 2%
Joanna 7/10 2985 days 2%
Reijans 9/10 2985 days 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2985 days 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2989 days 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2990 days 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2991 days 2%
Green UK 9/10 3235 days 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3239 days 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3239 days 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3246 days 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3246 days 1%
Heath 10/10 3250 days 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3259 days 1%
Vlutters 8/10 3259 days 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3264 days 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3264 days 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3265 days 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3265 days 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3266 days 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3268 days 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3276 days 1%
David Blundell 9/10 3278 days 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3281 days 1%
Anika 7/10 3282 days 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3282 days 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3294 days 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 3314 days 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3351 days 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3354 days 1%
Berry 10/10 3356 days 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3360 days 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3362 days 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3365 days 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3588 days 0%
Sarah James 10/10 3588 days 0%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3588 days 0%
Christine 10/10 3601 days 0%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3605 days 0%
Stefanie 10/10 3605 days 0%
Charlie 9/10 3606 days 0%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3606 days 0%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3607 days 0%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3610 days 0%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3610 days 0%
henriket 10/10 3614 days 0%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3617 days 0%
LandJ 8/10 3620 days 0%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3621 days 0%
Wendy Good 8/10 3622 days 0%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3623 days 0%
David Emerick 9/10 3623 days 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3625 days 0%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3631 days 0%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3636 days 0%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3639 days 0%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3643 days 0%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3643 days 0%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3644 days 0%
Marie 9/10 3954 days 1%
June 9/10 3954 days 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3971 days 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3972 days 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3975 days 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 3975 days 1%
R Bakker 7/10 3976 days 1%
Trude 10/10 3987 days 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 3988 days 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 3994 days 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3999 days 1%
Ulric 8/10 4007 days 1%
Johanna X 9/10 4008 days 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 4011 days 1%
Markus 7/10 4029 days 1%
biene 9/10 4059 days 1%
martinab 10/10 4059 days 1%
mdarras 9/10 4079 days 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 4082 days 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 4085 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4086 days 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 4087 days 1%
Gensen 7/10 4101 days 1%
SiljaH 6/10 4309 days 1%
RussC 8/10 4311 days 1%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4324 days 1%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4325 days 1%
Christian Moll 7/10 4335 days 1%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4339 days 1%
Nick 6/10 4348 days 1%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4360 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.