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

83.60%

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 1311 days true 3.8 83%
Andy 9/10 1320 days true 4.56 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 1344 days true 4.11 90%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1347 days true 4.51 99%
Theresa Flach 9/10 1347 days true 4.51 99%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1394 days true 4.41 97%
Frank Bien 9/10 1394 days true 4.41 97%
Sarah 10/10 1396 days true 4.41 97%
Alan Rock 7/10 1399 days true 4.01 88%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1401 days true 4.18 92%
Wolfgang 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 96%
Favia 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 96%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1405 days true 4.39 96%
romain perroches 9/10 1417 days true 4.37 96%
Soria Chher 9/10 1417 days true 4.37 96%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1417 days true 4.37 96%
Justine Langero 9/10 1426 days true 4.35 95%
Thomas 9/10 1426 days true 4.35 95%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1435 days true 4.12 90%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1435 days true 4.33 95%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1441 days true 4.11 90%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 79%
Adrien Richard 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 79%
Nicole 7/10 1639 days true 3.58 79%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 1644 days true 3.73 82%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1645 days true 3.92 86%
Maarten Simons 9/10 1648 days true 3.92 86%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 1652 days true 3.91 86%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 1655 days true 3.55 78%
Luala F 10/10 1656 days true 3.9 86%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 1656 days true 3.71 81%
Anna Kern 8/10 1656 days true 3.71 81%
Yoomm 8/10 1663 days true 3.69 81%
Mark 6/10 1663 days true 3.23 71%
Robin Stamm 8/10 1663 days true 3.69 81%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 1664 days true 3.54 78%
Johannes Frank 8/10 1666 days true 3.69 81%
Tom Brien 8/10 1669 days true 3.68 81%
Skye Brien 10/10 1669 days true 3.88 85%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 1672 days true 3.68 81%
Andre 10/10 1672 days true 3.87 85%
Marco 7/10 1677 days true 3.51 77%
Mateusz 8/10 1681 days true 3.66 80%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 1701 days true 3.09 68%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 1701 days true 3.47 76%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 1701 days true 3.81 84%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 1702 days true 3.16 69%
Ulli 10/10 1703 days true 3.81 84%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 83%
Philipp 10/10 1709 days true 3.8 83%
Monica Mier 10/10 1711 days true 3.79 83%
Ian Hortop 9/10 1713 days true 3.79 83%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 1718 days true 3.44 75%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 1739 days true 3.74 82%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 1742 days true 3.55 78%
Evie Sel 9/10 1761 days true 3.7 81%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 1762 days true 3.69 81%
Selma Krap 9/10 1762 days true 3.69 81%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 1762 days true 3.69 81%
Philipp Richter 8/10 1796 days true 3.45 76%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 2024 days true 3.02 66%
Nina Müller 6/10 2050 days true 2.6 57%
Katie Stillman 7/10 2108 days true 2.75 60%
leila rowbotham 8/10 2119 days true 2.85 62%
Polly Rider 8/10 2129 days true 2.83 62%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 2132 days true 2.82 62%
Alex 7/10 2378 days true 2.27 50%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2379 days true 2.49 55%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2379 days true 2.49 55%
Christina 7/10 2382 days true 2.26 50%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2382 days true 2.36 52%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2383 days true 2.48 54%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2383 days true 2.48 54%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2396 days true 2.33 51%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2397 days true 2.23 49%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2397 days true 1.99 44%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2400 days true 2.23 49%
Kathi 7/10 2400 days true 2.23 49%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2401 days true 2.44 54%
Felicitas 9/10 2401 days true 2.44 54%
Steffen 4/10 2403 days true 1.93 42%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2403 days true 2.44 54%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2404 days true 2.44 53%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2407 days true 2.43 53%
Guillaume 8/10 2409 days true 2.31 51%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2411 days true 1.92 42%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2413 days true 2.42 53%
Ian Garner 9/10 2413 days true 2.42 53%
Marinette 9/10 2415 days true 2.42 53%
Karel 9/10 2416 days true 2.41 53%
Kristyna 8/10 2416 days true 2.29 50%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2423 days true 1.9 42%
Verena 8/10 2427 days true 2.27 50%
Benjamin 8/10 2427 days true 2.27 50%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2440 days true 2.25 49%
Susser 9/10 2452 days true 2.34 51%
Chen Levin 7/10 2457 days true 2.12 47%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2457 days true 2.33 51%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2457 days true 2.33 51%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2464 days true 2.2 48%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2464 days true 2.2 48%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 2728 days true 1.71 38%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2734 days 1.79 39%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2741 days true 1.78 39%
Miranda 7/10 2742 days true 1.62 35%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 2747 days true 1.61 35%
Debiesse 7/10 2753 days true 1.6 35%
Galen Licht 10/10 2753 days true 1.76 38%
Thomas 8/10 2763 days true 1.65 36%
Karina Gratz 3/10 2769 days true 1.33 29%
Luisa 9/10 2770 days true 1.72 38%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2837 days true 1.59 35%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2837 days true 1.59 35%
Nadine 8/10 2837 days true 1.51 33%
Roux 8/10 2845 days true 1.5 33%
Timo Maschke 10/10 2846 days true 1.57 35%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2847 days true 1.49 33%
Darren Abbott 7/10 2848 days true 1.43 31%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 2852 days true 1.42 31%
Anne and John 9/10 2854 days true 1.56 34%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 2855 days true 1.56 34%
Barbara 10/10 2855 days true 1.56 34%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 2859 days true 1.55 34%
Sally 10/10 2859 days true 1.55 34%
Megan Child 10/10 2872 days true 1.52 33%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 3060 days true 1.1 24%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 3115 days true 1.05 23%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 3117 days true 0.99 22%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 3120 days true 0.84 18%
Def Fem 8/10 3125 days true 0.98 21%
Axel Irriger 6/10 3132 days true 0.84 18%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 3133 days true 0.84 18%
Dick Stewart 7/10 3135 days true 0.92 20%
Janet 9/10 3135 days true 1.01 22%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 3140 days true 1.0 22%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 3141 days true 0.95 21%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 3142 days true 0.99 22%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 3142 days true 0.9 20%
D Collier 10/10 3143 days true 0.99 22%
E Smudde 8/10 3143 days true 0.94 21%
Rachel 9/10 3144 days true 0.99 22%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 3144 days true 0.94 21%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3144 days true 0.94 21%
Hendrik F 8/10 3144 days true 0.94 21%
Hardy 8/10 3145 days true 0.94 21%
Alan Findlay 8/10 3145 days true 0.94 21%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 3147 days true 0.98 22%
Schweiger 8/10 3154 days true 0.92 20%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 3157 days true 0.92 20%
Frank & Julia 6/10 3158 days true 0.8 18%
Bradley 7/10 3204 days true 0.79 17%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 3204 days true 0.79 17%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 3222 days true 0.66 15%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 3224 days true 0.69 15%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 3233 days true 0.82 18%
Jan & Marian 10/10 3233 days true 0.82 18%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 3236 days true 0.77 17%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 3237 days true 0.77 17%
P Stanton 10/10 3438 days true 0.41 9%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3458 days true 0.38 8%
Weez18 10/10 3465 days 0.36 8%
Eric Grant 9/10 3470 days true 0.35 8%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3478 days true 0.34 7%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3479 days true 0.33 7%
Van Vliet 7/10 3483 days true 0.3 7%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3487 days true 0.32 7%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3490 days true 0.31 7%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3490 days true 0.31 7%
Alan Munday 9/10 3494 days true 0.31 7%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3500 days true 0.29 6%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3508 days true 0.28 6%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3509 days true 0.28 6%
Jill Dean 9/10 3511 days true 0.27 6%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3511 days true 0.26 6%
Saglibene 10/10 3514 days true 0.27 6%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3514 days true 0.25 6%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3517 days true 0.26 6%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3521 days true 0.25 6%
Isbabel 9/10 3522 days true 0.25 5%
Fred West 8/10 3523 days true 0.24 5%
Dizey 10/10 3555 days 0.19 4%
Buttie 10/10 3555 days 0.19 4%
Shoe 10/10 3586 days 0.13 3%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 3790 days true 0.0 0%
Chris & Rob 8/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
davidm239 9/10 3800 days true 0.0 0%
Martin 10/10 3800 days true 0.0 0%
lindam 10/10 3830 days true 0.0 0%
hooperuk 10/10 3830 days true 0.0 0%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin F 8/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Theresa 10/10 3849 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Del 7/10 3851 days true 0.0 0%
Tanya 9/10 3854 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Brown 9/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
Susan & Richard 10/10 3861 days 0.0 0%
SB 8/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
Johan 9/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Tim 8/10 3868 days true 0.0 0%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Pascal Auber 10/10 3875 days true 0.0 0%
Becky 10/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Adriane 7/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Hanz 10/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Pizzanelli 8/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3898 days true 0.0 0%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 8/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
EA Anders 5/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
deanlaw 10/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
Furger 10/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Leach 8/10 3958 days true 0.0 0%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
Colin S 5/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 7/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
arminh 6/10 3974 days true 0.0 0%
Graham Butt 10/10 3974 days true 0.0 0%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 3974 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 9/10 4012 days true 0.0 0%
miniappleses 9/10 4012 days 0.0 0%
arthurw 10/10 4068 days true 0.0 0%
richardh 9/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 5/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
jenniferk 10/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
scottl 9/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
Colin Church 9/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
Marc_N 10/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 4197 days true 0.0 0%
SBlake 8/10 4200 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 10/10 4202 days true 0.0 0%
Falk 8/10 4211 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 9/10 4211 days true 0.0 0%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4211 days true 0.0 0%
ChrisD 10/10 4211 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4211 days true 0.0 0%
StijnH 8/10 4212 days true 0.0 0%
Lars Haf 8/10 4213 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 9/10 4213 days true 0.0 0%
Tiemen 9/10 4215 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.