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 Queen Charlotte Track.

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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Queen Charlotte Track

Valid Reviews

250 Valid Reviews

The Queen Charlotte Track experience has a total of 250 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 250 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 65
26%
9/10 65
26%
8/10 66
26%
7/10 33
13%
6/10 10
4%
5/10 6
2%
4/10 4
2%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Queen Charlotte Track valid reviews is 84.12% and is based on 250 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

243 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 250 valid reviews, the experience has 243 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 243 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 59
24%
9/10 64
26%
8/10 66
27%
7/10 33
14%
6/10 10
4%
5/10 6
2%
4/10 4
2%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.70% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Queen Charlotte Track face-to-face reviews is 83.70% and is based on 243 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

83.63%

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
Malcolm 6/10 1229 days true 3.93 83%
Andy 9/10 1238 days true 4.72 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 1262 days true 4.25 90%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1265 days true 4.67 99%
Theresa Flach 9/10 1265 days true 4.67 99%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1312 days true 4.58 97%
Frank Bien 9/10 1312 days true 4.58 97%
Sarah 10/10 1314 days true 4.57 97%
Alan Rock 7/10 1317 days true 4.15 88%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1319 days true 4.33 92%
Wolfgang 10/10 1322 days true 4.56 97%
Favia 10/10 1322 days true 4.56 97%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1323 days true 4.55 96%
romain perroches 9/10 1335 days true 4.53 96%
Soria Chher 9/10 1335 days true 4.53 96%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1335 days true 4.53 96%
Justine Langero 9/10 1344 days true 4.51 96%
Thomas 9/10 1344 days true 4.51 96%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1353 days true 4.27 90%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1353 days true 4.5 95%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1359 days true 4.26 90%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 1555 days true 3.73 79%
Adrien Richard 7/10 1555 days true 3.73 79%
Nicole 7/10 1557 days true 3.73 79%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 1562 days true 3.88 82%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1563 days true 4.08 87%
Maarten Simons 9/10 1566 days true 4.08 86%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 1570 days true 4.07 86%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 1573 days true 3.7 78%
Luala F 10/10 1574 days true 4.06 86%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 1574 days true 3.86 82%
Anna Kern 8/10 1574 days true 3.86 82%
Yoomm 8/10 1581 days true 3.85 81%
Mark 6/10 1581 days true 3.36 71%
Robin Stamm 8/10 1581 days true 3.85 81%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 1582 days true 3.68 78%
Johannes Frank 8/10 1584 days true 3.84 81%
Tom Brien 8/10 1587 days true 3.84 81%
Skye Brien 10/10 1587 days true 4.04 86%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 1590 days true 3.83 81%
Andre 10/10 1590 days true 4.03 85%
Marco 7/10 1595 days true 3.66 78%
Mateusz 8/10 1599 days true 3.81 81%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 1619 days true 3.22 68%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 1619 days true 3.62 77%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 1619 days true 3.97 84%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 1620 days true 3.3 70%
Ulli 10/10 1621 days true 3.97 84%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 1625 days true 3.96 84%
Philipp 10/10 1627 days true 3.96 84%
Monica Mier 10/10 1629 days true 3.95 84%
Ian Hortop 9/10 1631 days true 3.95 84%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 1636 days true 3.59 76%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 1657 days true 3.9 83%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 1660 days true 3.7 78%
Evie Sel 9/10 1679 days true 3.86 82%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 1680 days true 3.86 82%
Selma Krap 9/10 1680 days true 3.86 82%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 1680 days true 3.86 82%
Philipp Richter 8/10 1714 days true 3.6 76%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 1942 days true 3.18 67%
Nina Müller 6/10 1968 days true 2.73 58%
Katie Stillman 7/10 2026 days true 2.89 61%
leila rowbotham 8/10 2037 days true 3.0 64%
Polly Rider 8/10 2047 days true 2.98 63%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 2050 days true 2.97 63%
Alex 7/10 2296 days true 2.41 51%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2297 days true 2.65 56%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2297 days true 2.65 56%
Christina 7/10 2300 days true 2.4 51%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2300 days true 2.51 53%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2301 days true 2.64 56%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2301 days true 2.64 56%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2314 days true 2.48 53%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2315 days true 2.38 50%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2315 days true 2.12 45%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2318 days true 2.37 50%
Kathi 7/10 2318 days true 2.37 50%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2319 days true 2.6 55%
Felicitas 9/10 2319 days true 2.6 55%
Steffen 4/10 2321 days true 2.05 44%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2321 days true 2.6 55%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2322 days true 2.6 55%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2325 days true 2.59 55%
Guillaume 8/10 2327 days true 2.46 52%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2329 days true 2.04 43%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2331 days true 2.58 55%
Ian Garner 9/10 2331 days true 2.58 55%
Marinette 9/10 2333 days true 2.58 55%
Karel 9/10 2334 days true 2.58 55%
Kristyna 8/10 2334 days true 2.45 52%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2341 days true 2.02 43%
Verena 8/10 2345 days true 2.43 51%
Benjamin 8/10 2345 days true 2.43 51%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2358 days true 2.4 51%
Susser 9/10 2370 days true 2.5 53%
Chen Levin 7/10 2375 days true 2.27 48%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2375 days true 2.5 53%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2375 days true 2.5 53%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2382 days true 2.36 50%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2382 days true 2.36 50%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 2646 days true 1.87 40%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2652 days 1.95 41%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2659 days true 1.94 41%
Miranda 7/10 2660 days true 1.76 37%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 2665 days true 1.75 37%
Debiesse 7/10 2671 days true 1.74 37%
Galen Licht 10/10 2671 days true 1.92 41%
Thomas 8/10 2681 days true 1.8 38%
Karina Gratz 3/10 2687 days true 1.45 31%
Luisa 9/10 2688 days true 1.88 40%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2755 days true 1.75 37%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2755 days true 1.75 37%
Nadine 8/10 2755 days true 1.66 35%
Roux 8/10 2763 days true 1.65 35%
Timo Maschke 10/10 2764 days true 1.73 37%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2765 days true 1.65 35%
Darren Abbott 7/10 2766 days true 1.57 33%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 2770 days true 1.57 33%
Anne and John 9/10 2772 days true 1.72 36%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 2773 days true 1.72 36%
Barbara 10/10 2773 days true 1.72 36%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 2777 days true 1.71 36%
Sally 10/10 2777 days true 1.71 36%
Megan Child 10/10 2790 days true 1.68 36%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 2978 days true 1.25 26%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 3033 days true 1.21 26%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 3035 days true 1.14 24%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 3038 days true 0.97 21%
Def Fem 8/10 3043 days true 1.13 24%
Axel Irriger 6/10 3050 days true 0.97 21%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 3051 days true 0.97 21%
Dick Stewart 7/10 3053 days true 1.06 23%
Janet 9/10 3053 days true 1.17 25%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 3058 days true 1.16 25%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 3059 days true 1.1 23%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 3060 days true 1.15 24%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 3060 days true 1.05 22%
D Collier 10/10 3061 days true 1.15 24%
E Smudde 8/10 3061 days true 1.1 23%
Rachel 9/10 3062 days true 1.15 24%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 3062 days true 1.09 23%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3062 days true 1.09 23%
Hendrik F 8/10 3062 days true 1.09 23%
Hardy 8/10 3063 days true 1.09 23%
Alan Findlay 8/10 3063 days true 1.09 23%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 3065 days true 1.14 24%
Schweiger 8/10 3072 days true 1.07 23%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 3075 days true 1.07 23%
Frank & Julia 6/10 3076 days true 0.93 20%
Bradley 7/10 3122 days true 0.94 20%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 3122 days true 0.94 20%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 3140 days true 0.79 17%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 3142 days true 0.83 17%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 3151 days true 0.98 21%
Jan & Marian 10/10 3151 days true 0.98 21%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 3154 days true 0.92 20%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 3155 days true 0.92 19%
P Stanton 10/10 3356 days true 0.58 12%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3376 days true 0.54 11%
Weez18 10/10 3383 days 0.52 11%
Eric Grant 9/10 3388 days true 0.51 11%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3396 days true 0.5 11%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3397 days true 0.5 10%
Van Vliet 7/10 3401 days true 0.44 9%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 10%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3408 days true 0.47 10%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3408 days true 0.47 10%
Alan Munday 9/10 3412 days true 0.47 10%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3418 days true 0.45 10%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3426 days true 0.44 9%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3427 days true 0.44 9%
Jill Dean 9/10 3429 days true 0.43 9%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3429 days true 0.41 9%
Saglibene 10/10 3432 days true 0.43 9%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3432 days true 0.41 9%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3435 days true 0.42 9%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 9%
Isbabel 9/10 3440 days true 0.41 9%
Fred West 8/10 3441 days true 0.39 8%
Dizey 10/10 3473 days 0.35 7%
Buttie 10/10 3473 days 0.35 7%
Shoe 10/10 3504 days 0.29 6%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 3708 days true 0.0 0%
Chris & Rob 8/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
davidm239 9/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Martin 10/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
lindam 10/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
hooperuk 10/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 3756 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin F 8/10 3761 days true 0.0 0%
Theresa 10/10 3767 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Del 7/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
Tanya 9/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Brown 9/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
Susan & Richard 10/10 3779 days 0.0 0%
SB 8/10 3781 days true 0.0 0%
Johan 9/10 3781 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
Tim 8/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 3789 days true 0.0 0%
Pascal Auber 10/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Becky 10/10 3800 days true 0.0 0%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3801 days true 0.0 0%
Adriane 7/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Hanz 10/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Pizzanelli 8/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3816 days true 0.0 0%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3823 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 8/10 3823 days true 0.0 0%
EA Anders 5/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 10/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3853 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3853 days true 0.0 0%
Furger 10/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Leach 8/10 3876 days true 0.0 0%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 3877 days true 0.0 0%
Colin S 5/10 3877 days true 0.0 0%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 7/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
arminh 6/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Graham Butt 10/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 9/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
miniappleses 9/10 3930 days 0.0 0%
arthurw 10/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
richardh 9/10 3994 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 5/10 4103 days true 0.0 0%
jenniferk 10/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
scottl 9/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
Colin Church 9/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
Marc_N 10/10 4114 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 4115 days true 0.0 0%
SBlake 8/10 4118 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 10/10 4120 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 8/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 9/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
ChrisD 10/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
StijnH 8/10 4130 days true 0.0 0%
Lars Haf 8/10 4131 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 9/10 4131 days true 0.0 0%
Tiemen 9/10 4133 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Queen Charlotte Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.