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

94.16%

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 9/10 884 days 12.05 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 941 days true 8.76 73%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 947 days true 8.47 70%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1166 days true 4.62 38%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1193 days true 4.57 38%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1202 days true 4.79 40%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1221 days true 4.75 39%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1240 days true 4.48 37%
Magdalena 7/10 1265 days true 4.25 35%
Kayla 10/10 1284 days true 4.63 38%
Sean 10/10 1284 days true 4.63 38%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1286 days true 4.63 38%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1286 days true 4.63 38%
Janina 10/10 1291 days true 4.62 38%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1292 days true 4.2 35%
Gio Zy 8/10 1295 days true 4.38 36%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1311 days true 4.58 38%
Huon 8/10 1528 days true 3.95 33%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1529 days true 4.15 34%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1529 days true 4.15 34%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1534 days true 4.14 34%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1535 days true 3.93 33%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1536 days true 4.14 34%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1538 days true 4.13 34%
Anika Danits 10/10 1538 days true 4.13 34%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1544 days true 4.12 34%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1549 days true 4.11 34%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1555 days true 4.1 34%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1555 days true 4.1 34%
Max 10/10 1556 days true 4.1 34%
John and Jan 9/10 1557 days true 4.1 34%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1561 days 4.09 34%
Josh Symons 10/10 1562 days true 4.09 34%
Emily Garside 10/10 1563 days 4.08 34%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1563 days true 3.72 31%
Horitz 10/10 1568 days true 4.07 34%
Dani 10/10 1568 days true 4.07 34%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1573 days true 3.86 32%
Tina Rust 10/10 1574 days true 4.06 34%
William Lendway 9/10 1575 days true 4.06 34%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1576 days true 4.06 34%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1580 days true 4.05 34%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 34%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1586 days true 3.35 28%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1587 days true 4.04 33%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1588 days true 4.04 33%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1591 days true 4.03 33%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1593 days true 4.03 33%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1595 days true 4.02 33%
Anna 10/10 1595 days true 4.02 33%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1599 days true 4.01 33%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1601 days true 4.01 33%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1602 days true 3.65 30%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1604 days true 4.0 33%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1604 days 4.0 33%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1608 days true 4.0 33%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1612 days 3.99 33%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1630 days true 3.76 31%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1634 days true 3.95 33%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1679 days 3.86 32%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1911 days true 3.4 28%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1921 days 3.38 28%
Kristina M 10/10 1949 days 3.33 28%
Bes 10/10 1954 days true 3.32 28%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 2008 days true 3.21 27%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2102 days 3.03 25%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2254 days true 2.73 23%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2254 days true 2.73 23%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2286 days 2.67 22%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2286 days true 2.67 22%
Markus 10/10 2297 days true 2.65 22%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2297 days true 2.65 22%
Sarah 10/10 2310 days true 2.62 22%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2310 days true 2.62 22%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2345 days 2.55 21%
Patrick 8/10 2345 days true 2.43 20%
Emma 7/10 2345 days true 2.32 19%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2615 days true 2.03 17%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2625 days true 2.01 17%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2637 days true 1.98 16%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2642 days true 1.97 16%
Alice Berg 10/10 2644 days true 1.97 16%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2644 days true 1.97 16%
Jan 10/10 2651 days 1.95 16%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2653 days true 1.95 16%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2653 days true 1.85 15%
Caderet 10/10 2653 days true 1.95 16%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2656 days true 1.95 16%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2666 days true 1.93 16%
N smith 10/10 2710 days 1.84 15%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2727 days true 1.81 15%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2729 days true 1.8 15%
Peter Adams 9/10 3010 days true 1.25 10%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3012 days true 1.25 10%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3029 days true 1.22 10%
Jon Winter 9/10 3031 days true 1.21 10%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3076 days 1.12 9%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3107 days 1.06 9%
Sid 10/10 3137 days true 1.0 8%
Alibeare 10/10 3168 days 0.94 8%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3362 days true 0.56 5%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3380 days true 0.53 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3391 days true 0.51 4%
Petersen 10/10 3403 days true 0.48 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 4%
Helen T 10/10 3716 days 0.0 0%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3771 days true 0.0 0%
Pam K 10/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
csziegler 10/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3837 days 0.0 0%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
Becca1 9/10 4083 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Treve 9/10 4088 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4099 days true 0.0 0%
qofd 10/10 4782 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.