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

84.63%

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 Relative Weight
Malcolm 6/10 1545 days 82%
Andy 9/10 1554 days 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 1578 days 89%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1581 days 99%
Theresa Flach 9/10 1581 days 99%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1628 days 96%
Frank Bien 9/10 1628 days 96%
Sarah 10/10 1630 days 96%
Alan Rock 7/10 1633 days 87%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1635 days 91%
Wolfgang 10/10 1638 days 96%
Favia 10/10 1638 days 96%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1639 days 96%
romain perroches 9/10 1651 days 95%
Soria Chher 9/10 1651 days 95%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1651 days 95%
Justine Langero 9/10 1660 days 95%
Thomas 9/10 1660 days 95%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1669 days 89%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1669 days 94%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1675 days 89%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 1871 days 75%
Adrien Richard 7/10 1871 days 75%
Nicole 7/10 1873 days 75%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 1878 days 79%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1879 days 83%
Maarten Simons 9/10 1882 days 83%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 1886 days 83%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 1889 days 75%
Luala F 10/10 1890 days 83%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 1890 days 78%
Anna Kern 8/10 1890 days 78%
Yoomm 8/10 1897 days 78%
Mark 6/10 1897 days 67%
Robin Stamm 8/10 1897 days 78%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 1898 days 74%
Johannes Frank 8/10 1900 days 78%
Tom Brien 8/10 1903 days 78%
Skye Brien 10/10 1903 days 82%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 1906 days 77%
Andre 10/10 1906 days 82%
Marco 7/10 1911 days 74%
Mateusz 8/10 1915 days 77%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 1935 days 64%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 1935 days 72%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 1935 days 80%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 1936 days 65%
Ulli 10/10 1937 days 80%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 1941 days 80%
Philipp 10/10 1943 days 80%
Monica Mier 10/10 1945 days 80%
Ian Hortop 9/10 1947 days 80%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 1952 days 72%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 1973 days 78%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 1976 days 74%
Evie Sel 9/10 1995 days 77%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 1996 days 77%
Selma Krap 9/10 1996 days 77%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 1996 days 77%
Philipp Richter 8/10 2030 days 71%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 2258 days 60%
Nina Müller 6/10 2284 days 50%
Katie Stillman 7/10 2342 days 53%
leila rowbotham 8/10 2353 days 56%
Polly Rider 8/10 2363 days 55%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 2366 days 55%
Alex 7/10 2612 days 41%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2613 days 45%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2613 days 45%
Christina 7/10 2616 days 41%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2616 days 43%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2617 days 45%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2617 days 45%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2630 days 42%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2631 days 40%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2631 days 35%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2634 days 40%
Kathi 7/10 2634 days 40%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2635 days 44%
Felicitas 9/10 2635 days 44%
Steffen 4/10 2637 days 33%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2637 days 44%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2638 days 44%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2641 days 44%
Guillaume 8/10 2643 days 41%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2645 days 33%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2647 days 44%
Ian Garner 9/10 2647 days 44%
Marinette 9/10 2649 days 44%
Karel 9/10 2650 days 44%
Kristyna 8/10 2650 days 41%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2657 days 32%
Verena 8/10 2661 days 40%
Benjamin 8/10 2661 days 40%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2674 days 40%
Susser 9/10 2686 days 42%
Chen Levin 7/10 2691 days 37%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2691 days 41%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2691 days 41%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2698 days 39%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2698 days 39%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 2962 days 26%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2968 days 27%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2975 days 27%
Miranda 7/10 2976 days 24%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 2981 days 23%
Debiesse 7/10 2987 days 23%
Galen Licht 10/10 2987 days 26%
Thomas 8/10 2997 days 24%
Karina Gratz 3/10 3003 days 18%
Luisa 9/10 3004 days 25%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3071 days 22%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3071 days 22%
Nadine 8/10 3071 days 20%
Roux 8/10 3079 days 20%
Timo Maschke 10/10 3080 days 21%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 3081 days 20%
Darren Abbott 7/10 3082 days 19%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 3086 days 19%
Anne and John 9/10 3088 days 21%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 3089 days 21%
Barbara 10/10 3089 days 21%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 3093 days 21%
Sally 10/10 3093 days 21%
Megan Child 10/10 3106 days 20%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 3294 days 10%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 3349 days 8%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 3351 days 7%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 3354 days 4%
Def Fem 8/10 3359 days 6%
Axel Irriger 6/10 3366 days 4%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 3367 days 4%
Dick Stewart 7/10 3369 days 5%
Janet 9/10 3369 days 7%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 3374 days 6%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 3375 days 6%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 3376 days 6%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 3376 days 5%
D Collier 10/10 3377 days 6%
E Smudde 8/10 3377 days 5%
Rachel 9/10 3378 days 6%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 3378 days 5%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3378 days 5%
Hendrik F 8/10 3378 days 5%
Hardy 8/10 3379 days 5%
Alan Findlay 8/10 3379 days 5%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 3381 days 6%
Schweiger 8/10 3388 days 5%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 3391 days 5%
Frank & Julia 6/10 3392 days 3%
Bradley 7/10 3438 days 2%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 3438 days 2%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 3456 days 0%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 3458 days 0%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 3467 days 2%
Jan & Marian 10/10 3467 days 2%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 3470 days 1%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 3471 days 1%
P Stanton 10/10 3672 days 18%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3692 days 18%
Weez18 10/10 3699 days 18%
Eric Grant 9/10 3704 days 18%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3712 days 18%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3713 days 18%
Van Vliet 7/10 3717 days 16%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3721 days 18%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3724 days 18%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3724 days 18%
Alan Munday 9/10 3728 days 18%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3734 days 18%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3742 days 18%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3743 days 18%
Jill Dean 9/10 3745 days 18%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3745 days 17%
Saglibene 10/10 3748 days 18%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3748 days 17%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3751 days 18%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3755 days 18%
Isbabel 9/10 3756 days 18%
Fred West 8/10 3757 days 17%
Dizey 10/10 3789 days 18%
Buttie 10/10 3789 days 18%
Shoe 10/10 3820 days 18%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 4024 days 17%
Chris & Rob 8/10 4027 days 17%
davidm239 9/10 4034 days 18%
Martin 10/10 4034 days 18%
lindam 10/10 4064 days 18%
hooperuk 10/10 4064 days 18%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 4072 days 18%
Kevin F 8/10 4077 days 17%
Theresa 10/10 4083 days 18%
Antoine Del 7/10 4085 days 16%
Tanya 9/10 4088 days 18%
Peter Brown 9/10 4091 days 18%
Susan & Richard 10/10 4095 days 18%
SB 8/10 4097 days 17%
Johan 9/10 4097 days 18%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 4098 days 17%
Tim 8/10 4102 days 17%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 4103 days 18%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 4103 days 17%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 4103 days 14%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 4103 days 17%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 4105 days 18%
Pascal Auber 10/10 4109 days 18%
Becky 10/10 4116 days 18%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 4117 days 18%
Adriane 7/10 4119 days 16%
Hanz 10/10 4119 days 18%
Pizzanelli 8/10 4122 days 17%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4132 days 18%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4139 days 17%
Markus 8/10 4139 days 17%
EA Anders 5/10 4140 days 13%
deanlaw 10/10 4168 days 18%
gemmav 9/10 4169 days 18%
eliertv 7/10 4169 days 16%
Furger 10/10 4187 days 18%
Chris Leach 8/10 4192 days 17%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 4193 days 18%
Colin S 5/10 4193 days 13%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 4196 days 18%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 4196 days 16%
Thorben Thede 7/10 4197 days 16%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 4207 days 18%
arminh 6/10 4208 days 14%
Graham Butt 10/10 4208 days 18%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 4208 days 18%
Evan 9/10 4246 days 18%
miniappleses 9/10 4246 days 18%
arthurw 10/10 4302 days 18%
richardh 9/10 4310 days 18%
SiljaH 5/10 4419 days 13%
jenniferk 10/10 4429 days 18%
scottl 9/10 4429 days 18%
Colin Church 9/10 4429 days 18%
Marc_N 10/10 4430 days 18%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 4431 days 16%
SBlake 8/10 4434 days 17%
AnjaN 10/10 4436 days 18%
Falk 8/10 4445 days 17%
WiebkeS 9/10 4445 days 18%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4445 days 18%
ChrisD 10/10 4445 days 18%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4445 days 17%
StijnH 8/10 4446 days 17%
Lars Haf 8/10 4447 days 17%
AnjaChrist 9/10 4447 days 18%
Tiemen 9/10 4449 days 18%

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

85%

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.