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

91.78%

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
Laura 10/10 266 days 88.79 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 723 days 26.93 30%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1069 days 5.11 6%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1314 days true 4.57 5%
Ben 10/10 1336 days true 4.53 5%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1353 days true 4.27 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1353 days true 4.27 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1360 days 4.48 5%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1384 days 4.43 5%
Moreno 10/10 1391 days true 4.42 5%
Richard Fox 7/10 1406 days true 4.0 5%
Ferdinand 6/10 1406 days true 3.64 4%
romain perroches 10/10 1415 days true 4.37 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1433 days true 4.34 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1433 days true 4.34 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1436 days true 3.94 4%
Nicole 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1640 days true 3.93 4%
Claire Baron 8/10 1648 days true 3.72 4%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1649 days true 3.56 4%
Unalte 8/10 1650 days true 3.72 4%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1652 days true 3.56 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1652 days true 3.56 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1656 days true 3.9 4%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1660 days true 3.89 4%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1661 days true 3.7 4%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1662 days true 3.89 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1662 days true 3.89 4%
Judith 10/10 1668 days true 3.88 4%
Prisuille 8/10 1668 days true 3.68 4%
Andre 10/10 1670 days true 3.87 4%
Marco 7/10 1675 days true 3.52 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1679 days true 3.86 4%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1684 days true 3.85 4%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1684 days true 3.85 4%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1694 days true 3.83 4%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1707 days true 3.61 4%
Philipp 7/10 1707 days true 3.46 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1707 days true 3.46 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1709 days true 3.8 4%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1714 days true 3.6 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1721 days 3.59 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1740 days true 3.74 4%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1745 days true 3.73 4%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1760 days true 3.37 4%
James Webster 10/10 1993 days 3.24 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2022 days true 3.19 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2023 days true 3.18 4%
Darker 10/10 2048 days true 3.14 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2072 days 3.09 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2106 days true 3.02 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2376 days true 2.49 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2376 days true 2.49 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2398 days true 2.45 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2429 days true 2.39 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2435 days true 2.38 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2435 days true 2.38 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2441 days true 2.37 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2441 days true 2.25 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2450 days true 2.35 3%
balesdent 10/10 2454 days true 2.34 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2455 days true 2.22 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2455 days true 2.34 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2726 days true 1.81 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2756 days true 1.75 2%
Claire 10/10 2763 days true 1.74 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2764 days true 1.73 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2767 days true 1.64 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2768 days true 1.73 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2768 days true 1.73 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2779 days true 1.62 2%
Loesje 9/10 2822 days 1.62 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2844 days true 1.58 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2844 days true 1.5 2%
Joanna 7/10 2859 days true 1.41 2%
Reijans 9/10 2859 days true 1.55 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2859 days true 1.55 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2863 days true 1.54 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2864 days true 1.54 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2865 days true 1.4 2%
Green UK 9/10 3109 days true 1.06 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3113 days true 1.05 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3113 days true 1.05 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3120 days true 1.04 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3120 days true 1.04 1%
Heath 10/10 3124 days true 1.03 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3133 days true 1.01 1%
Vlutters 8/10 3133 days true 0.96 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3138 days true 1.0 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3138 days true 1.0 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3139 days true 1.0 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3139 days true 0.91 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3140 days true 1.0 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3142 days true 0.99 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3150 days true 0.98 1%
David Blundell 9/10 3152 days true 0.97 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3155 days true 0.97 1%
Anika 7/10 3156 days true 0.88 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3156 days true 0.97 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3168 days true 0.94 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 3188 days 0.9 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3225 days true 0.83 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3228 days true 0.83 1%
Berry 10/10 3230 days true 0.82 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3234 days true 0.81 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3236 days true 0.81 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3239 days true 0.76 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3462 days true 0.35 0%
Sarah James 10/10 3462 days true 0.37 0%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3462 days true 0.37 0%
Christine 10/10 3475 days true 0.34 0%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3479 days true 0.33 0%
Stefanie 10/10 3479 days true 0.33 0%
Charlie 9/10 3480 days true 0.33 0%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 0%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3481 days true 0.3 0%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3484 days true 0.31 0%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3484 days true 0.31 0%
henriket 10/10 3488 days true 0.32 0%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3491 days true 0.31 0%
LandJ 8/10 3494 days 0.29 0%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3495 days true 0.29 0%
Wendy Good 8/10 3496 days true 0.29 0%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3497 days true 0.3 0%
David Emerick 9/10 3497 days true 0.3 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3499 days true 0.3 0%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3505 days true 0.28 0%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3510 days true 0.26 0%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3513 days true 0.25 0%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3517 days true 0.26 0%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3517 days true 0.26 0%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3518 days true 0.24 0%
Marie 9/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
June 9/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3849 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Del 8/10 3849 days true 0.0 0%
R Bakker 7/10 3850 days true 0.0 0%
Trude 10/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
Brian_Val 10/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3868 days true 0.0 0%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3873 days true 0.0 0%
Ulric 8/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Johanna X 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 7/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
biene 9/10 3933 days true 0.0 0%
martinab 10/10 3933 days true 0.0 0%
mdarras 9/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3961 days true 0.0 0%
Gensen 7/10 3975 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 6/10 4183 days true 0.0 0%
RussC 8/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4198 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4199 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4209 days true 0.0 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4213 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 6/10 4222 days 0.0 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4234 days 0.0 0%

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

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.