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

84.14%

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 1435 days 83%
Andy 9/10 1444 days 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 1468 days 90%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1471 days 99%
Theresa Flach 9/10 1471 days 99%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1518 days 97%
Frank Bien 9/10 1518 days 97%
Sarah 10/10 1520 days 97%
Alan Rock 7/10 1523 days 88%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1525 days 92%
Wolfgang 10/10 1528 days 96%
Favia 10/10 1528 days 96%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1529 days 96%
romain perroches 9/10 1541 days 96%
Soria Chher 9/10 1541 days 96%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1541 days 96%
Justine Langero 9/10 1550 days 95%
Thomas 9/10 1550 days 95%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1559 days 90%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1559 days 95%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1565 days 90%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 1761 days 78%
Adrien Richard 7/10 1761 days 78%
Nicole 7/10 1763 days 78%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 1768 days 81%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1769 days 85%
Maarten Simons 9/10 1772 days 85%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 1776 days 85%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 1779 days 77%
Luala F 10/10 1780 days 85%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 1780 days 81%
Anna Kern 8/10 1780 days 81%
Yoomm 8/10 1787 days 80%
Mark 6/10 1787 days 70%
Robin Stamm 8/10 1787 days 80%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 1788 days 77%
Johannes Frank 8/10 1790 days 80%
Tom Brien 8/10 1793 days 80%
Skye Brien 10/10 1793 days 84%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 1796 days 80%
Andre 10/10 1796 days 84%
Marco 7/10 1801 days 76%
Mateusz 8/10 1805 days 79%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 1825 days 67%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 1825 days 75%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 1825 days 83%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 1826 days 69%
Ulli 10/10 1827 days 83%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 1831 days 82%
Philipp 10/10 1833 days 82%
Monica Mier 10/10 1835 days 82%
Ian Hortop 9/10 1837 days 82%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 1842 days 75%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 1863 days 81%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 1866 days 77%
Evie Sel 9/10 1885 days 80%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 1886 days 80%
Selma Krap 9/10 1886 days 80%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 1886 days 80%
Philipp Richter 8/10 1920 days 74%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 2148 days 65%
Nina Müller 6/10 2174 days 55%
Katie Stillman 7/10 2232 days 58%
leila rowbotham 8/10 2243 days 61%
Polly Rider 8/10 2253 days 60%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 2256 days 60%
Alex 7/10 2502 days 47%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2503 days 52%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2503 days 52%
Christina 7/10 2506 days 47%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2506 days 49%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2507 days 52%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2507 days 52%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2520 days 49%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2521 days 47%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2521 days 41%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2524 days 46%
Kathi 7/10 2524 days 46%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2525 days 51%
Felicitas 9/10 2525 days 51%
Steffen 4/10 2527 days 40%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2527 days 51%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2528 days 51%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2531 days 51%
Guillaume 8/10 2533 days 48%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2535 days 40%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2537 days 50%
Ian Garner 9/10 2537 days 50%
Marinette 9/10 2539 days 50%
Karel 9/10 2540 days 50%
Kristyna 8/10 2540 days 48%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2547 days 39%
Verena 8/10 2551 days 47%
Benjamin 8/10 2551 days 47%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2564 days 47%
Susser 9/10 2576 days 49%
Chen Levin 7/10 2581 days 44%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2581 days 48%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2581 days 48%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2588 days 46%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2588 days 46%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 2852 days 34%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2858 days 36%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2865 days 36%
Miranda 7/10 2866 days 32%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 2871 days 32%
Debiesse 7/10 2877 days 32%
Galen Licht 10/10 2877 days 35%
Thomas 8/10 2887 days 33%
Karina Gratz 3/10 2893 days 26%
Luisa 9/10 2894 days 34%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2961 days 31%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2961 days 31%
Nadine 8/10 2961 days 30%
Roux 8/10 2969 days 29%
Timo Maschke 10/10 2970 days 31%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2971 days 29%
Darren Abbott 7/10 2972 days 28%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 2976 days 28%
Anne and John 9/10 2978 days 30%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 2979 days 30%
Barbara 10/10 2979 days 30%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 2983 days 30%
Sally 10/10 2983 days 30%
Megan Child 10/10 2996 days 30%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 3184 days 20%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 3239 days 19%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 3241 days 18%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 3244 days 15%
Def Fem 8/10 3249 days 17%
Axel Irriger 6/10 3256 days 15%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 3257 days 15%
Dick Stewart 7/10 3259 days 16%
Janet 9/10 3259 days 18%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 3264 days 17%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 3265 days 16%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 3266 days 17%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 3266 days 16%
D Collier 10/10 3267 days 17%
E Smudde 8/10 3267 days 16%
Rachel 9/10 3268 days 17%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 3268 days 16%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3268 days 16%
Hendrik F 8/10 3268 days 16%
Hardy 8/10 3269 days 16%
Alan Findlay 8/10 3269 days 16%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 3271 days 17%
Schweiger 8/10 3278 days 16%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 3281 days 16%
Frank & Julia 6/10 3282 days 14%
Bradley 7/10 3328 days 13%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 3328 days 13%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 3346 days 11%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 3348 days 11%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 3357 days 13%
Jan & Marian 10/10 3357 days 13%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 3360 days 12%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 3361 days 12%
P Stanton 10/10 3562 days 4%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3582 days 3%
Weez18 10/10 3589 days 3%
Eric Grant 9/10 3594 days 2%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3602 days 2%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3603 days 2%
Van Vliet 7/10 3607 days 2%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3611 days 2%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3614 days 2%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3614 days 2%
Alan Munday 9/10 3618 days 1%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3624 days 1%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3632 days 1%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3633 days 1%
Jill Dean 9/10 3635 days 1%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3635 days 1%
Saglibene 10/10 3638 days 0%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3638 days 0%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3641 days 0%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3645 days 0%
Isbabel 9/10 3646 days 0%
Fred West 8/10 3647 days 0%
Dizey 10/10 3679 days 23%
Buttie 10/10 3679 days 23%
Shoe 10/10 3710 days 23%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 3914 days 22%
Chris & Rob 8/10 3917 days 22%
davidm239 9/10 3924 days 23%
Martin 10/10 3924 days 23%
lindam 10/10 3954 days 23%
hooperuk 10/10 3954 days 23%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 3962 days 23%
Kevin F 8/10 3967 days 22%
Theresa 10/10 3973 days 23%
Antoine Del 7/10 3975 days 21%
Tanya 9/10 3978 days 23%
Peter Brown 9/10 3981 days 23%
Susan & Richard 10/10 3985 days 23%
SB 8/10 3987 days 22%
Johan 9/10 3987 days 23%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 3988 days 22%
Tim 8/10 3992 days 22%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 3993 days 23%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 3993 days 22%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 3993 days 19%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3993 days 22%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 3995 days 23%
Pascal Auber 10/10 3999 days 23%
Becky 10/10 4006 days 23%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 4007 days 23%
Adriane 7/10 4009 days 21%
Hanz 10/10 4009 days 23%
Pizzanelli 8/10 4012 days 22%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4022 days 23%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4029 days 22%
Markus 8/10 4029 days 22%
EA Anders 5/10 4030 days 19%
deanlaw 10/10 4058 days 23%
gemmav 9/10 4059 days 23%
eliertv 7/10 4059 days 21%
Furger 10/10 4077 days 23%
Chris Leach 8/10 4082 days 22%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 4083 days 23%
Colin S 5/10 4083 days 19%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 4086 days 23%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 4086 days 21%
Thorben Thede 7/10 4087 days 21%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 4097 days 23%
arminh 6/10 4098 days 19%
Graham Butt 10/10 4098 days 23%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 4098 days 23%
Evan 9/10 4136 days 23%
miniappleses 9/10 4136 days 23%
arthurw 10/10 4192 days 23%
richardh 9/10 4200 days 23%
SiljaH 5/10 4309 days 19%
jenniferk 10/10 4319 days 23%
scottl 9/10 4319 days 23%
Colin Church 9/10 4319 days 23%
Marc_N 10/10 4320 days 23%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 4321 days 21%
SBlake 8/10 4324 days 22%
AnjaN 10/10 4326 days 23%
Falk 8/10 4335 days 22%
WiebkeS 9/10 4335 days 23%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4335 days 23%
ChrisD 10/10 4335 days 23%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4335 days 22%
StijnH 8/10 4336 days 22%
Lars Haf 8/10 4337 days 22%
AnjaChrist 9/10 4337 days 23%
Tiemen 9/10 4339 days 23%

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.