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

84.02%

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 6/10 935 days true 7.52 87%
Andy 9/10 944 days true 8.61 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 968 days true 6.88 79%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 971 days true 7.44 86%
Theresa Flach 9/10 971 days true 7.44 86%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1018 days true 5.94 68%
Frank Bien 9/10 1018 days true 5.94 68%
Sarah 10/10 1020 days true 5.89 67%
Alan Rock 7/10 1023 days true 5.3 60%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1025 days true 5.49 62%
Wolfgang 10/10 1028 days true 5.71 65%
Favia 10/10 1028 days true 5.71 65%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1029 days true 5.69 65%
romain perroches 9/10 1041 days true 5.46 62%
Soria Chher 9/10 1041 days true 5.46 62%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1041 days true 5.46 62%
Justine Langero 9/10 1050 days true 5.32 60%
Thomas 9/10 1050 days true 5.32 60%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1059 days true 4.95 56%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1059 days true 5.21 59%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1065 days true 4.89 55%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 1261 days true 4.29 48%
Adrien Richard 7/10 1261 days true 4.29 48%
Nicole 7/10 1263 days true 4.29 48%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 1268 days true 4.47 50%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1269 days true 4.7 53%
Maarten Simons 9/10 1272 days true 4.7 53%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 1276 days true 4.69 53%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 1279 days true 4.26 48%
Luala F 10/10 1280 days true 4.68 53%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 1280 days true 4.45 50%
Anna Kern 8/10 1280 days true 4.45 50%
Yoomm 8/10 1287 days true 4.44 50%
Mark 6/10 1287 days true 3.88 43%
Robin Stamm 8/10 1287 days true 4.44 50%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 1288 days true 4.25 48%
Johannes Frank 8/10 1290 days true 4.43 50%
Tom Brien 8/10 1293 days true 4.43 50%
Skye Brien 10/10 1293 days true 4.66 53%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 1296 days true 4.42 50%
Andre 10/10 1296 days true 4.66 52%
Marco 7/10 1301 days true 4.23 47%
Mateusz 8/10 1305 days true 4.41 50%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 1325 days true 3.73 41%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 1325 days true 4.19 47%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 1325 days true 4.61 52%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 1326 days true 3.82 42%
Ulli 10/10 1327 days true 4.6 52%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 1331 days true 4.6 52%
Philipp 10/10 1333 days true 4.59 52%
Monica Mier 10/10 1335 days true 4.59 52%
Ian Hortop 9/10 1337 days true 4.59 52%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 1342 days true 4.17 47%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 1363 days true 4.54 51%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 1366 days true 4.31 48%
Evie Sel 9/10 1385 days true 4.5 51%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 1386 days true 4.5 51%
Selma Krap 9/10 1386 days true 4.5 51%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 1386 days true 4.5 51%
Philipp Richter 8/10 1420 days true 4.22 47%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 1648 days true 3.85 43%
Nina Müller 6/10 1674 days true 3.33 37%
Katie Stillman 7/10 1732 days true 3.56 39%
leila rowbotham 8/10 1743 days true 3.7 41%
Polly Rider 8/10 1753 days true 3.68 41%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 1756 days true 3.67 41%
Alex 7/10 2002 days true 3.14 34%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2003 days true 3.45 38%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2003 days true 3.45 38%
Christina 7/10 2006 days true 3.13 34%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2006 days true 3.27 36%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2007 days true 3.44 38%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2007 days true 3.44 38%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2020 days true 3.25 36%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2021 days true 3.11 34%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2021 days true 2.77 30%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2024 days true 3.1 34%
Kathi 7/10 2024 days true 3.1 34%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2025 days true 3.41 37%
Felicitas 9/10 2025 days true 3.41 37%
Steffen 4/10 2027 days true 2.69 29%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2027 days true 3.4 37%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2028 days true 3.4 37%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2031 days true 3.4 37%
Guillaume 8/10 2033 days true 3.22 35%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2035 days true 2.68 29%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2037 days true 3.39 37%
Ian Garner 9/10 2037 days true 3.39 37%
Marinette 9/10 2039 days true 3.38 37%
Karel 9/10 2040 days true 3.38 37%
Kristyna 8/10 2040 days true 3.21 35%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2047 days true 2.66 29%
Verena 8/10 2051 days true 3.19 35%
Benjamin 8/10 2051 days true 3.19 35%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2064 days true 3.17 35%
Susser 9/10 2076 days true 3.32 36%
Chen Levin 7/10 2081 days true 3.01 33%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2081 days true 3.31 36%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2081 days true 3.31 36%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2088 days true 3.13 34%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2088 days true 3.13 34%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 2352 days true 2.71 29%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2358 days 2.84 31%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2365 days true 2.83 30%
Miranda 7/10 2366 days true 2.57 27%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 2371 days true 2.56 27%
Debiesse 7/10 2377 days true 2.55 27%
Galen Licht 10/10 2377 days true 2.8 30%
Thomas 8/10 2387 days true 2.65 28%
Karina Gratz 3/10 2393 days true 2.14 22%
Luisa 9/10 2394 days true 2.78 30%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2461 days true 2.66 29%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2461 days true 2.66 29%
Nadine 8/10 2461 days true 2.53 27%
Roux 8/10 2469 days true 2.51 27%
Timo Maschke 10/10 2470 days true 2.65 28%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2471 days true 2.51 27%
Darren Abbott 7/10 2472 days true 2.4 25%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 2476 days true 2.4 25%
Anne and John 9/10 2478 days true 2.63 28%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 2479 days true 2.63 28%
Barbara 10/10 2479 days true 2.63 28%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 2483 days true 2.62 28%
Sally 10/10 2483 days true 2.62 28%
Megan Child 10/10 2496 days true 2.6 28%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 2684 days true 2.17 23%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 2739 days true 2.18 23%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 2741 days true 2.07 21%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 2744 days true 1.76 18%
Def Fem 8/10 2749 days true 2.06 21%
Axel Irriger 6/10 2756 days true 1.79 18%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 2757 days true 1.79 18%
Dick Stewart 7/10 2759 days true 1.96 20%
Janet 9/10 2759 days true 2.15 22%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 2764 days true 2.14 22%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 2765 days true 2.03 21%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 2766 days true 2.14 22%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 2766 days true 1.95 20%
D Collier 10/10 2767 days true 2.14 22%
E Smudde 8/10 2767 days true 2.03 21%
Rachel 9/10 2768 days true 2.14 22%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 2768 days true 2.03 21%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 2768 days true 2.03 21%
Hendrik F 8/10 2768 days true 2.03 21%
Hardy 8/10 2769 days true 2.03 21%
Alan Findlay 8/10 2769 days true 2.03 21%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 2771 days true 2.13 22%
Schweiger 8/10 2778 days true 2.01 21%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 2781 days true 2.01 21%
Frank & Julia 6/10 2782 days true 1.75 18%
Bradley 7/10 2828 days true 1.85 19%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 2828 days true 1.85 19%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 2846 days true 1.58 16%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 2848 days true 1.66 16%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 2857 days true 1.98 20%
Jan & Marian 10/10 2857 days true 1.98 20%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 2860 days true 1.88 19%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 2861 days true 1.88 19%
P Stanton 10/10 3062 days true 1.63 16%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3082 days true 1.6 16%
Weez18 10/10 3089 days 1.59 16%
Eric Grant 9/10 3094 days true 1.58 16%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3102 days true 1.56 15%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3103 days true 1.56 15%
Van Vliet 7/10 3107 days true 1.41 14%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3111 days true 1.55 15%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3114 days true 1.54 15%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3114 days true 1.54 15%
Alan Munday 9/10 3118 days true 1.54 15%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3124 days true 1.53 15%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3132 days true 1.51 15%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3133 days true 1.51 15%
Jill Dean 9/10 3135 days true 1.51 15%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3135 days true 1.43 14%
Saglibene 10/10 3138 days true 1.5 15%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3138 days true 1.43 14%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3141 days true 1.5 15%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3145 days true 1.49 14%
Isbabel 9/10 3146 days true 1.49 14%
Fred West 8/10 3147 days true 1.41 14%
Dizey 10/10 3179 days 1.43 14%
Buttie 10/10 3179 days 1.43 14%
Shoe 10/10 3210 days 1.38 13%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 3414 days true 0.98 8%
Chris & Rob 8/10 3417 days true 0.97 8%
davidm239 9/10 3424 days true 1.01 9%
Martin 10/10 3424 days true 1.01 9%
lindam 10/10 3454 days true 0.96 8%
hooperuk 10/10 3454 days true 0.96 8%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 3462 days true 0.95 8%
Kevin F 8/10 3467 days true 0.89 7%
Theresa 10/10 3473 days true 0.93 8%
Antoine Del 7/10 3475 days true 0.84 7%
Tanya 9/10 3478 days true 0.92 8%
Peter Brown 9/10 3481 days true 0.91 8%
Susan & Richard 10/10 3485 days 0.91 7%
SB 8/10 3487 days true 0.86 7%
Johan 9/10 3487 days true 0.9 7%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 3488 days true 0.86 7%
Tim 8/10 3492 days true 0.85 7%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 3493 days true 0.89 7%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 3493 days true 0.85 7%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 3493 days true 0.74 5%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3493 days true 0.85 7%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 3495 days true 0.89 7%
Pascal Auber 10/10 3499 days true 0.88 7%
Becky 10/10 3506 days true 0.87 7%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3507 days true 0.87 7%
Adriane 7/10 3509 days true 0.79 6%
Hanz 10/10 3509 days true 0.87 7%
Pizzanelli 8/10 3512 days true 0.82 6%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3522 days true 0.84 7%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3529 days true 0.79 6%
Markus 8/10 3529 days true 0.79 6%
EA Anders 5/10 3530 days true 0.67 5%
deanlaw 10/10 3558 days true 0.78 6%
gemmav 9/10 3559 days true 0.78 6%
eliertv 7/10 3559 days true 0.71 5%
Furger 10/10 3577 days true 0.75 6%
Chris Leach 8/10 3582 days true 0.7 5%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 3583 days true 0.74 5%
Colin S 5/10 3583 days true 0.6 4%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 3586 days true 0.73 5%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 3586 days true 0.67 5%
Thorben Thede 7/10 3587 days true 0.67 5%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 3597 days true 0.72 5%
arminh 6/10 3598 days true 0.59 4%
Graham Butt 10/10 3598 days true 0.71 5%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 3598 days true 0.71 5%
Evan 9/10 3636 days true 0.65 4%
miniappleses 9/10 3636 days 0.65 4%
arthurw 10/10 3692 days true 0.55 3%
richardh 9/10 3700 days true 0.54 3%
SiljaH 5/10 3809 days true 0.29 0%
jenniferk 10/10 3819 days true 0.34 1%
scottl 9/10 3819 days true 0.34 1%
Colin Church 9/10 3819 days true 0.34 1%
Marc_N 10/10 3820 days true 0.33 1%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 3821 days true 0.3 0%
SBlake 8/10 3824 days true 0.31 0%
AnjaN 10/10 3826 days true 0.32 0%
Falk 8/10 3835 days true 0.29 0%
WiebkeS 9/10 3835 days true 0.31 0%
AmyBarrett 10/10 3835 days true 0.31 0%
ChrisD 10/10 3835 days true 0.31 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 3835 days true 0.29 0%
StijnH 8/10 3836 days true 0.29 0%
Lars Haf 8/10 3837 days true 0.29 0%
AnjaChrist 9/10 3837 days true 0.3 0%
Tiemen 9/10 3839 days true 0.3 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.