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

94.09%

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 Relative Weight
Nick 9/10 1115 days 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 1172 days 98%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 1178 days 98%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1397 days 84%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1424 days 83%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1433 days 87%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1452 days 87%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1471 days 82%
Magdalena 7/10 1496 days 77%
Kayla 10/10 1515 days 84%
Sean 10/10 1515 days 84%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1517 days 84%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1517 days 84%
Janina 10/10 1522 days 84%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1523 days 76%
Gio Zy 8/10 1526 days 79%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1542 days 83%
Huon 8/10 1759 days 71%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1760 days 74%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1760 days 74%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1765 days 74%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1766 days 70%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1767 days 74%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1769 days 74%
Anika Danits 10/10 1769 days 74%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1775 days 74%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1780 days 74%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1786 days 73%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1786 days 73%
Max 10/10 1787 days 73%
John and Jan 9/10 1788 days 73%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1792 days 73%
Josh Symons 10/10 1793 days 73%
Emily Garside 10/10 1794 days 73%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1794 days 66%
Horitz 10/10 1799 days 73%
Dani 10/10 1799 days 73%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1804 days 69%
Tina Rust 10/10 1805 days 73%
William Lendway 9/10 1806 days 73%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1807 days 73%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1811 days 72%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1815 days 72%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1817 days 60%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1818 days 72%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1819 days 72%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1822 days 72%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1824 days 72%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1826 days 72%
Anna 10/10 1826 days 72%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1830 days 72%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1832 days 72%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1833 days 65%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1835 days 71%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1835 days 71%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1839 days 71%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1843 days 71%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1861 days 67%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1865 days 70%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1910 days 68%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 2142 days 59%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2151 days 59%
Kristina M 10/10 2179 days 58%
Bes 10/10 2185 days 58%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 2239 days 55%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2332 days 52%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2485 days 46%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2485 days 46%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2517 days 44%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2517 days 44%
Markus 10/10 2528 days 44%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2528 days 44%
Sarah 10/10 2541 days 43%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2541 days 43%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2576 days 42%
Patrick 8/10 2576 days 40%
Emma 7/10 2576 days 38%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2846 days 31%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2856 days 31%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2868 days 30%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2873 days 30%
Alice Berg 10/10 2875 days 30%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2875 days 30%
Jan 10/10 2882 days 30%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2884 days 30%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2884 days 28%
Caderet 10/10 2884 days 30%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2887 days 30%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2897 days 29%
N smith 10/10 2941 days 28%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2958 days 27%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2960 days 27%
Peter Adams 9/10 3241 days 16%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3243 days 16%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3260 days 15%
Jon Winter 9/10 3262 days 15%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3307 days 13%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3338 days 12%
Sid 10/10 3368 days 11%
Alibeare 10/10 3399 days 9%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3593 days 2%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3611 days 1%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3622 days 1%
Petersen 10/10 3634 days 0%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3636 days 0%
Helen T 10/10 3947 days 20%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3964 days 20%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 4002 days 20%
Pam K 10/10 4005 days 20%
Sabine Locker 10/10 4022 days 20%
csziegler 10/10 4052 days 20%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 4068 days 20%
Tait Suridge 8/10 4079 days 19%
Becca1 9/10 4314 days 20%
Barry Treve 9/10 4319 days 20%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4330 days 20%
qofd 10/10 5013 days 20%

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.