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

83.71%

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 1071 days true 4.23 84%
Andy 9/10 1080 days true 5.04 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 1104 days true 4.53 90%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1107 days true 4.98 99%
Theresa Flach 9/10 1107 days true 4.98 99%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1154 days true 4.88 97%
Frank Bien 9/10 1154 days true 4.88 97%
Sarah 10/10 1156 days true 4.88 97%
Alan Rock 7/10 1159 days true 4.44 88%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1161 days true 4.63 92%
Wolfgang 10/10 1164 days true 4.86 97%
Favia 10/10 1164 days true 4.86 97%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1165 days true 4.86 97%
romain perroches 9/10 1177 days true 4.84 96%
Soria Chher 9/10 1177 days true 4.84 96%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1177 days true 4.84 96%
Justine Langero 9/10 1186 days true 4.82 96%
Thomas 9/10 1186 days true 4.82 96%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1195 days true 4.56 91%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1195 days true 4.8 95%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1201 days true 4.55 90%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 1397 days true 4.01 80%
Adrien Richard 7/10 1397 days true 4.01 80%
Nicole 7/10 1399 days true 4.01 80%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 1404 days true 4.18 83%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1405 days true 4.39 87%
Maarten Simons 9/10 1408 days true 4.39 87%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 1412 days true 4.38 87%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 1415 days true 3.98 79%
Luala F 10/10 1416 days true 4.37 87%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 1416 days true 4.15 82%
Anna Kern 8/10 1416 days true 4.15 82%
Yoomm 8/10 1423 days true 4.14 82%
Mark 6/10 1423 days true 3.62 72%
Robin Stamm 8/10 1423 days true 4.14 82%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 1424 days true 3.96 79%
Johannes Frank 8/10 1426 days true 4.13 82%
Tom Brien 8/10 1429 days true 4.13 82%
Skye Brien 10/10 1429 days true 4.35 86%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 1432 days true 4.12 82%
Andre 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 86%
Marco 7/10 1437 days true 3.94 78%
Mateusz 8/10 1441 days true 4.11 82%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 1461 days true 3.47 69%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 1461 days true 3.9 77%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 1461 days true 4.28 85%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 1462 days true 3.55 71%
Ulli 10/10 1463 days true 4.28 85%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 1467 days true 4.27 85%
Philipp 10/10 1469 days true 4.27 85%
Monica Mier 10/10 1471 days true 4.26 85%
Ian Hortop 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 85%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 1478 days true 3.87 77%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 1499 days true 4.21 84%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 1502 days true 3.99 79%
Evie Sel 9/10 1521 days true 4.17 83%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 1522 days true 4.16 83%
Selma Krap 9/10 1522 days true 4.16 83%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 1522 days true 4.16 83%
Philipp Richter 8/10 1556 days true 3.89 77%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 1784 days true 3.47 69%
Nina Müller 6/10 1810 days true 2.99 59%
Katie Stillman 7/10 1868 days true 3.17 63%
leila rowbotham 8/10 1879 days true 3.29 65%
Polly Rider 8/10 1889 days true 3.27 65%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 1892 days true 3.27 65%
Alex 7/10 2138 days true 2.69 53%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2139 days true 2.96 59%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2139 days true 2.96 59%
Christina 7/10 2142 days true 2.69 53%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2142 days true 2.8 56%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2143 days true 2.95 59%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2143 days true 2.95 59%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2156 days true 2.78 55%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2157 days true 2.66 53%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2157 days true 2.37 47%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2160 days true 2.65 53%
Kathi 7/10 2160 days true 2.65 53%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2161 days true 2.91 58%
Felicitas 9/10 2161 days true 2.91 58%
Steffen 4/10 2163 days true 2.3 46%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2163 days true 2.91 58%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2164 days true 2.91 58%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2167 days true 2.9 58%
Guillaume 8/10 2169 days true 2.75 55%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2171 days true 2.29 45%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2173 days true 2.89 57%
Ian Garner 9/10 2173 days true 2.89 57%
Marinette 9/10 2175 days true 2.89 57%
Karel 9/10 2176 days true 2.88 57%
Kristyna 8/10 2176 days true 2.74 54%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2183 days true 2.27 45%
Verena 8/10 2187 days true 2.72 54%
Benjamin 8/10 2187 days true 2.72 54%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2200 days true 2.7 54%
Susser 9/10 2212 days true 2.81 56%
Chen Levin 7/10 2217 days true 2.55 51%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2217 days true 2.8 56%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2217 days true 2.8 56%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2224 days true 2.65 53%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2224 days true 2.65 53%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 2488 days true 2.16 43%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2494 days 2.26 45%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2501 days true 2.25 45%
Miranda 7/10 2502 days true 2.04 41%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 2507 days true 2.04 40%
Debiesse 7/10 2513 days true 2.02 40%
Galen Licht 10/10 2513 days true 2.23 44%
Thomas 8/10 2523 days true 2.1 42%
Karina Gratz 3/10 2529 days true 1.69 34%
Luisa 9/10 2530 days true 2.19 44%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2597 days true 2.06 41%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2597 days true 2.06 41%
Nadine 8/10 2597 days true 1.96 39%
Roux 8/10 2605 days true 1.94 39%
Timo Maschke 10/10 2606 days true 2.04 41%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2607 days true 1.94 39%
Darren Abbott 7/10 2608 days true 1.86 37%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 2612 days true 1.85 37%
Anne and John 9/10 2614 days true 2.03 40%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 2615 days true 2.03 40%
Barbara 10/10 2615 days true 2.03 40%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 2619 days true 2.02 40%
Sally 10/10 2619 days true 2.02 40%
Megan Child 10/10 2632 days true 1.99 40%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 2820 days true 1.54 31%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 2875 days true 1.52 30%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 2877 days true 1.44 29%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 2880 days true 1.22 24%
Def Fem 8/10 2885 days true 1.42 28%
Axel Irriger 6/10 2892 days true 1.23 24%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 2893 days true 1.23 24%
Dick Stewart 7/10 2895 days true 1.34 27%
Janet 9/10 2895 days true 1.48 29%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 2900 days true 1.47 29%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 2901 days true 1.39 28%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 2902 days true 1.46 29%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 2902 days true 1.33 26%
D Collier 10/10 2903 days true 1.46 29%
E Smudde 8/10 2903 days true 1.39 28%
Rachel 9/10 2904 days true 1.46 29%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 2904 days true 1.39 28%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 2904 days true 1.39 28%
Hendrik F 8/10 2904 days true 1.39 28%
Hardy 8/10 2905 days true 1.39 28%
Alan Findlay 8/10 2905 days true 1.39 28%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 2907 days true 1.45 29%
Schweiger 8/10 2914 days true 1.37 27%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 2917 days true 1.36 27%
Frank & Julia 6/10 2918 days true 1.19 24%
Bradley 7/10 2964 days true 1.22 24%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 2964 days true 1.22 24%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 2982 days true 1.03 21%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 2984 days true 1.08 21%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 2993 days true 1.29 26%
Jan & Marian 10/10 2993 days true 1.29 26%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 2996 days true 1.22 24%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 2997 days true 1.21 24%
P Stanton 10/10 3198 days true 0.88 18%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3218 days true 0.85 17%
Weez18 10/10 3225 days 0.83 17%
Eric Grant 9/10 3230 days true 0.82 16%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3238 days true 0.81 16%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3239 days true 0.8 16%
Van Vliet 7/10 3243 days true 0.72 14%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3247 days true 0.79 16%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3250 days true 0.78 16%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3250 days true 0.78 16%
Alan Munday 9/10 3254 days true 0.77 15%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3260 days true 0.76 15%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3268 days true 0.75 15%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3269 days true 0.75 15%
Jill Dean 9/10 3271 days true 0.74 15%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3271 days true 0.7 14%
Saglibene 10/10 3274 days true 0.74 15%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3274 days true 0.7 14%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3277 days true 0.73 14%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3281 days true 0.72 14%
Isbabel 9/10 3282 days true 0.72 14%
Fred West 8/10 3283 days true 0.68 14%
Dizey 10/10 3315 days 0.66 13%
Buttie 10/10 3315 days 0.66 13%
Shoe 10/10 3346 days 0.59 12%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 3550 days true 0.19 4%
Chris & Rob 8/10 3553 days true 0.18 4%
davidm239 9/10 3560 days true 0.18 3%
Martin 10/10 3560 days true 0.18 3%
lindam 10/10 3590 days true 0.12 2%
hooperuk 10/10 3590 days true 0.12 2%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 3598 days true 0.1 2%
Kevin F 8/10 3603 days true 0.09 2%
Theresa 10/10 3609 days true 0.08 2%
Antoine Del 7/10 3611 days true 0.07 1%
Tanya 9/10 3614 days true 0.07 1%
Peter Brown 9/10 3617 days true 0.06 1%
Susan & Richard 10/10 3621 days 0.06 1%
SB 8/10 3623 days true 0.05 1%
Johan 9/10 3623 days true 0.05 1%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 3624 days true 0.05 1%
Tim 8/10 3628 days true 0.04 1%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 3629 days true 0.04 1%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 3629 days true 0.04 1%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 3629 days true 0.03 1%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3629 days true 0.04 1%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 3631 days true 0.04 1%
Pascal Auber 10/10 3635 days true 0.03 1%
Becky 10/10 3642 days true 0.02 0%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3643 days true 0.01 0%
Adriane 7/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Hanz 10/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Pizzanelli 8/10 3648 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3658 days true 0.0 0%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 8/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
EA Anders 5/10 3666 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 10/10 3694 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3695 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3695 days true 0.0 0%
Furger 10/10 3713 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Leach 8/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 3719 days true 0.0 0%
Colin S 5/10 3719 days true 0.0 0%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 3722 days true 0.0 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 3722 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 7/10 3723 days true 0.0 0%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
arminh 6/10 3734 days true 0.0 0%
Graham Butt 10/10 3734 days true 0.0 0%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 3734 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 9/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
miniappleses 9/10 3772 days 0.0 0%
arthurw 10/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
richardh 9/10 3836 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 5/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
jenniferk 10/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
scottl 9/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Colin Church 9/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Marc_N 10/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
SBlake 8/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 10/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 8/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 9/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
AmyBarrett 10/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
ChrisD 10/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
StijnH 8/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
Lars Haf 8/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 9/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
Tiemen 9/10 3975 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.