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

94.33%

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 9/10 653 days 35.96 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 710 days true 28.49 79%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 716 days true 27.76 77%
Heather Flanders 8/10 935 days true 8.6 24%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 962 days true 7.41 21%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 971 days true 7.44 21%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 990 days true 6.75 19%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1009 days true 5.86 16%
Magdalena 7/10 1034 days true 5.09 14%
Kayla 10/10 1053 days true 5.28 15%
Sean 10/10 1053 days true 5.28 15%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1055 days true 5.25 15%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1055 days true 5.25 15%
Janina 10/10 1060 days true 5.19 14%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1061 days true 4.72 13%
Gio Zy 8/10 1064 days true 4.89 14%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1080 days true 5.04 14%
Huon 8/10 1297 days true 4.42 12%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1298 days true 4.65 13%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1298 days true 4.65 13%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1303 days true 4.64 13%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1304 days true 4.41 12%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1305 days true 4.64 13%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1307 days true 4.64 13%
Anika Danits 10/10 1307 days true 4.64 13%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1313 days true 4.63 13%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1318 days true 4.62 13%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1324 days true 4.61 13%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1324 days true 4.61 13%
Max 10/10 1325 days true 4.61 13%
John and Jan 9/10 1326 days true 4.6 13%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1330 days 4.6 13%
Josh Symons 10/10 1331 days true 4.6 13%
Emily Garside 10/10 1332 days 4.59 13%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1332 days true 4.18 12%
Horitz 10/10 1337 days true 4.59 13%
Dani 10/10 1337 days true 4.59 13%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1342 days true 4.35 12%
Tina Rust 10/10 1343 days true 4.58 13%
William Lendway 9/10 1344 days true 4.57 13%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1345 days true 4.57 13%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1349 days true 4.57 13%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1353 days true 4.56 13%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1355 days true 3.78 11%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1356 days true 4.55 13%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1357 days true 4.55 13%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1360 days true 4.55 13%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1362 days true 4.54 13%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1364 days true 4.54 13%
Anna 10/10 1364 days true 4.54 13%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1368 days true 4.53 13%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1370 days true 4.53 13%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1371 days true 4.12 11%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1373 days true 4.52 13%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1373 days 4.52 13%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1377 days true 4.52 13%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1381 days 4.51 13%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1399 days true 4.26 12%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1403 days true 4.47 12%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1448 days 4.4 12%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1680 days true 4.0 11%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1689 days 3.98 11%
Kristina M 10/10 1717 days 3.93 11%
Bes 10/10 1723 days true 3.92 11%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1777 days true 3.83 11%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1870 days 3.67 10%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2023 days true 3.41 9%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2023 days true 3.41 9%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2055 days 3.36 9%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2055 days true 3.36 9%
Markus 10/10 2066 days true 3.34 9%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2066 days true 3.34 9%
Sarah 10/10 2079 days true 3.32 9%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2079 days true 3.32 9%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2114 days 3.26 9%
Patrick 8/10 2114 days true 3.09 9%
Emma 7/10 2114 days true 2.96 8%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2384 days true 2.79 8%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2394 days true 2.78 8%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2406 days true 2.76 8%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2411 days true 2.75 8%
Alice Berg 10/10 2413 days true 2.74 8%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2413 days true 2.74 8%
Jan 10/10 2420 days 2.73 8%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2422 days true 2.73 8%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2422 days true 2.59 7%
Caderet 10/10 2422 days true 2.73 8%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2425 days true 2.72 8%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2435 days true 2.71 8%
N smith 10/10 2479 days 2.63 7%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2496 days true 2.6 7%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2498 days true 2.6 7%
Peter Adams 9/10 2779 days true 2.12 6%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2781 days true 2.11 6%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2798 days true 2.08 6%
Jon Winter 9/10 2800 days true 2.08 6%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2845 days 2.0 6%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2876 days 1.95 5%
Sid 10/10 2906 days true 1.9 5%
Alibeare 10/10 2937 days 1.85 5%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3131 days true 1.51 4%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3149 days true 1.48 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3160 days true 1.46 4%
Petersen 10/10 3172 days true 1.44 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3174 days true 1.44 4%
Helen T 10/10 3485 days 0.91 3%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3502 days true 0.88 2%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3540 days true 0.81 2%
Pam K 10/10 3543 days true 0.81 2%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3560 days true 0.78 2%
csziegler 10/10 3590 days true 0.73 2%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3606 days 0.7 2%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3617 days true 0.65 2%
Becca1 9/10 3852 days true 0.28 1%
Barry Treve 9/10 3857 days true 0.27 1%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3868 days true 0.25 1%
qofd 10/10 4551 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.