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

94.19%

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 9/10 595 days 44.62 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 652 days true 36.1 81%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 658 days true 35.26 79%
Heather Flanders 8/10 877 days true 11.9 27%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 904 days true 10.24 23%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 913 days true 10.25 23%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 932 days true 9.21 21%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 951 days true 7.87 18%
Magdalena 7/10 976 days true 6.59 15%
Kayla 10/10 995 days true 6.58 15%
Sean 10/10 995 days true 6.58 15%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 997 days true 6.52 15%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 997 days true 6.52 15%
Janina 10/10 1002 days true 6.37 14%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1003 days true 5.77 13%
Gio Zy 8/10 1006 days true 5.94 13%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1022 days true 5.84 13%
Huon 8/10 1239 days true 4.54 10%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1240 days true 4.78 11%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1240 days true 4.78 11%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1245 days true 4.77 11%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1246 days true 4.53 10%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1247 days true 4.77 11%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1249 days true 4.77 11%
Anika Danits 10/10 1249 days true 4.77 11%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1255 days true 4.76 11%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1260 days true 4.75 11%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1266 days true 4.74 11%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1266 days true 4.74 11%
Max 10/10 1267 days true 4.74 11%
John and Jan 9/10 1268 days true 4.74 11%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1272 days 4.73 11%
Josh Symons 10/10 1273 days true 4.73 11%
Emily Garside 10/10 1274 days 4.73 11%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1274 days true 4.3 10%
Horitz 10/10 1279 days true 4.72 11%
Dani 10/10 1279 days true 4.72 11%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1284 days true 4.48 10%
Tina Rust 10/10 1285 days true 4.71 11%
William Lendway 9/10 1286 days true 4.71 11%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1287 days true 4.71 11%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1291 days true 4.7 11%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1295 days true 4.7 11%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1297 days true 3.89 9%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1298 days true 4.69 11%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1299 days true 4.69 11%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1302 days true 4.68 11%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1304 days true 4.68 10%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1306 days true 4.68 10%
Anna 10/10 1306 days true 4.68 10%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1310 days true 4.67 10%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1312 days true 4.67 10%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1313 days true 4.25 10%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1315 days true 4.67 10%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1315 days 4.67 10%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1319 days true 4.66 10%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1323 days 4.65 10%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1341 days true 4.39 10%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1345 days true 4.62 10%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1390 days 4.55 10%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1622 days true 4.2 9%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1632 days 4.18 9%
Kristina M 10/10 1660 days 4.14 9%
Bes 10/10 1665 days true 4.13 9%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1719 days true 4.05 9%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1813 days 3.91 9%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1965 days true 3.68 8%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1965 days true 3.68 8%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1997 days 3.63 8%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1997 days true 3.63 8%
Markus 10/10 2008 days true 3.61 8%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2008 days true 3.61 8%
Sarah 10/10 2021 days true 3.59 8%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2021 days true 3.59 8%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2056 days 3.54 8%
Patrick 8/10 2056 days true 3.36 8%
Emma 7/10 2056 days true 3.22 7%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2326 days true 3.13 7%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2336 days true 3.11 7%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2348 days true 3.09 7%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2353 days true 3.09 7%
Alice Berg 10/10 2355 days true 3.08 7%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2355 days true 3.08 7%
Jan 10/10 2362 days 3.07 7%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2364 days true 3.07 7%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2364 days true 2.92 7%
Caderet 10/10 2364 days true 3.07 7%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2367 days true 3.06 7%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2377 days true 3.05 7%
N smith 10/10 2421 days 2.98 7%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2438 days true 2.96 7%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2440 days true 2.95 7%
Peter Adams 9/10 2721 days true 2.53 6%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2723 days true 2.52 6%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2740 days true 2.5 6%
Jon Winter 9/10 2742 days true 2.49 6%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2787 days 2.42 5%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2818 days 2.38 5%
Sid 10/10 2848 days true 2.33 5%
Alibeare 10/10 2879 days 2.28 5%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3073 days true 1.99 4%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3091 days true 1.96 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3102 days true 1.95 4%
Petersen 10/10 3114 days true 1.93 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3116 days true 1.92 4%
Helen T 10/10 3427 days 1.45 3%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3444 days true 1.42 3%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3482 days true 1.37 3%
Pam K 10/10 3485 days true 1.36 3%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3502 days true 1.34 3%
csziegler 10/10 3532 days true 1.29 3%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3548 days 1.27 3%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3559 days true 1.19 3%
Becca1 9/10 3794 days true 0.89 2%
Barry Treve 9/10 3799 days true 0.88 2%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3810 days true 0.87 2%
qofd 10/10 4493 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.