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 Wharariki Beach Walk.

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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Wharariki Beach Walk

Valid Reviews

117 Valid Reviews

The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 117 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 117 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 79
68%
9/10 21
18%
8/10 11
9%
7/10 5
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.70% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.70% and is based on 117 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

98 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 117 valid reviews, the experience has 98 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 98 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 62
63%
9/10 19
19%
8/10 11
11%
7/10 5
5%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk face-to-face reviews is 93.88% and is based on 98 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.32%

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
Nick 9/10 755 days 23.32 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 812 days true 17.69 76%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 818 days true 17.16 74%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1037 days true 5.26 23%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1064 days true 4.89 21%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1073 days true 5.08 22%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1092 days true 5.0 21%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1111 days true 4.72 20%
Magdalena 7/10 1136 days true 4.48 19%
Kayla 10/10 1155 days true 4.88 21%
Sean 10/10 1155 days true 4.88 21%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1157 days true 4.88 21%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1157 days true 4.88 21%
Janina 10/10 1162 days true 4.87 21%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1163 days true 4.43 19%
Gio Zy 8/10 1166 days true 4.62 20%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1182 days true 4.83 21%
Huon 8/10 1399 days true 4.18 18%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1400 days true 4.4 19%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1400 days true 4.4 19%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1405 days true 4.39 19%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1406 days true 4.17 18%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1407 days true 4.39 19%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1409 days true 4.39 19%
Anika Danits 10/10 1409 days true 4.39 19%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1415 days true 4.37 19%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1420 days true 4.36 19%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1426 days true 4.35 19%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1426 days true 4.35 19%
Max 10/10 1427 days true 4.35 19%
John and Jan 9/10 1428 days true 4.35 19%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1432 days 4.34 19%
Josh Symons 10/10 1433 days true 4.34 19%
Emily Garside 10/10 1434 days 4.34 19%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1434 days true 3.95 17%
Horitz 10/10 1439 days true 4.33 19%
Dani 10/10 1439 days true 4.33 19%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1444 days true 4.1 18%
Tina Rust 10/10 1445 days true 4.32 19%
William Lendway 9/10 1446 days true 4.31 18%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1447 days true 4.31 18%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1451 days true 4.3 18%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1455 days true 4.3 18%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1457 days true 3.56 15%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1458 days true 4.29 18%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1459 days true 4.29 18%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1462 days true 4.28 18%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1464 days true 4.28 18%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1466 days true 4.27 18%
Anna 10/10 1466 days true 4.27 18%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1470 days true 4.27 18%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1472 days true 4.26 18%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1473 days true 3.88 17%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1475 days true 4.26 18%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1475 days 4.26 18%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1479 days true 4.25 18%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1483 days 4.24 18%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1501 days true 4.0 17%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1505 days true 4.2 18%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1550 days 4.11 18%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1782 days true 3.66 16%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1792 days 3.64 16%
Kristina M 10/10 1820 days 3.58 15%
Bes 10/10 1825 days true 3.57 15%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1879 days true 3.47 15%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1973 days 3.28 14%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2125 days true 2.98 13%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2125 days true 2.98 13%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2157 days 2.92 13%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2157 days true 2.92 13%
Markus 10/10 2168 days true 2.9 12%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2168 days true 2.9 12%
Sarah 10/10 2181 days true 2.87 12%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2181 days true 2.87 12%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2216 days 2.81 12%
Patrick 8/10 2216 days true 2.67 11%
Emma 7/10 2216 days true 2.55 11%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2486 days true 2.28 10%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2496 days true 2.26 10%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2508 days true 2.23 10%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2513 days true 2.23 10%
Alice Berg 10/10 2515 days true 2.22 10%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2515 days true 2.22 10%
Jan 10/10 2522 days 2.21 9%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2524 days true 2.2 9%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2524 days true 2.09 9%
Caderet 10/10 2524 days true 2.2 9%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 9%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2537 days true 2.18 9%
N smith 10/10 2581 days 2.09 9%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2598 days true 2.06 9%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2600 days true 2.05 9%
Peter Adams 9/10 2881 days true 1.5 6%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2883 days true 1.5 6%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2900 days true 1.47 6%
Jon Winter 9/10 2902 days true 1.46 6%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2947 days 1.38 6%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2978 days 1.32 6%
Sid 10/10 3008 days true 1.26 5%
Alibeare 10/10 3039 days 1.2 5%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3233 days true 0.82 3%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3251 days true 0.78 3%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3262 days true 0.76 3%
Petersen 10/10 3274 days true 0.74 3%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 3%
Helen T 10/10 3587 days 0.12 1%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3604 days true 0.09 0%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3642 days true 0.02 0%
Pam K 10/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3662 days true 0.0 0%
csziegler 10/10 3692 days true 0.0 0%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3708 days 0.0 0%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3719 days true 0.0 0%
Becca1 9/10 3954 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Treve 9/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
qofd 10/10 4653 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Wharariki Beach Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.