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

116 Valid Reviews

The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 116 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 116 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 79
68%
9/10 20
17%
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%

94.74% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.74% and is based on 116 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 116 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

92.91%

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
Mike Dw 10/10 407 days true 88.5 100%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 413 days true 87.57 99%
Heather Flanders 8/10 632 days true 46.76 52%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 659 days true 42.15 47%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 668 days true 40.67 46%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 687 days true 37.65 42%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 706 days true 34.77 39%
Magdalena 7/10 731 days true 31.19 35%
Kayla 10/10 750 days true 28.63 32%
Sean 10/10 750 days true 28.63 32%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 752 days true 28.37 32%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 752 days true 28.37 32%
Janina 10/10 757 days true 27.72 31%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 758 days true 27.6 31%
Gio Zy 8/10 761 days true 27.21 30%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 777 days true 25.23 28%
Huon 8/10 994 days true 7.94 8%
Ana Coulee 9/10 995 days true 7.9 8%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 995 days true 7.9 8%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1000 days true 7.72 8%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1001 days true 7.68 8%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1002 days true 7.64 8%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1004 days true 7.57 8%
Anika Danits 10/10 1004 days true 7.57 8%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1010 days true 7.37 8%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1015 days true 7.22 7%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1021 days true 7.04 7%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1021 days true 7.04 7%
Max 10/10 1022 days true 7.01 7%
John and Jan 9/10 1023 days true 6.99 7%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1027 days 5.73 6%
Josh Symons 10/10 1028 days true 6.85 7%
Emily Garside 10/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1029 days true 6.83 7%
Horitz 10/10 1034 days true 6.71 7%
Dani 10/10 1034 days true 6.71 7%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1039 days true 6.6 7%
Tina Rust 10/10 1040 days true 6.58 7%
William Lendway 9/10 1041 days true 6.55 7%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1042 days true 6.53 7%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1046 days true 6.46 7%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1050 days true 6.39 6%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1052 days true 6.35 6%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1053 days true 6.34 6%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1054 days true 6.32 6%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1057 days true 6.27 6%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1059 days true 6.25 6%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1061 days true 6.22 6%
Anna 10/10 1061 days true 6.22 6%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1065 days true 6.17 6%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1067 days true 6.15 6%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1068 days true 6.14 6%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1070 days true 6.12 6%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1070 days 5.1 5%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1074 days true 6.08 6%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1078 days 5.05 5%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1096 days true 6.0 6%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1100 days true 5.99 6%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1145 days 4.93 5%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1377 days true 5.54 6%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1387 days 4.6 4%
Kristina M 10/10 1415 days 4.56 4%
Bes 10/10 1420 days true 5.47 5%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1474 days true 5.38 5%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1568 days 4.35 4%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 5%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 5%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1752 days 4.1 4%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1752 days true 4.92 5%
Markus 10/10 1763 days true 4.9 5%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1763 days true 4.9 5%
Sarah 10/10 1776 days true 4.88 5%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1776 days true 4.88 5%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1811 days 4.02 4%
Patrick 8/10 1811 days true 4.82 5%
Emma 7/10 1811 days true 4.82 5%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2081 days true 4.38 4%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2091 days true 4.36 4%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2103 days true 4.34 4%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2108 days true 4.33 4%
Alice Berg 10/10 2110 days true 4.33 4%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2110 days true 4.33 4%
Jan 10/10 2117 days 3.6 3%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2119 days true 4.32 4%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2119 days true 4.32 4%
Caderet 10/10 2119 days true 4.32 4%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2122 days true 4.31 4%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2132 days true 4.3 4%
N smith 10/10 2176 days 3.52 3%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2193 days true 4.2 4%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2195 days true 4.19 4%
Peter Adams 9/10 2476 days true 3.73 3%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2478 days true 3.73 3%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2495 days true 3.7 3%
Jon Winter 9/10 2497 days true 3.7 3%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2542 days 3.02 3%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2573 days 2.98 3%
Sid 10/10 2603 days true 3.52 3%
Alibeare 10/10 2634 days 2.89 3%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 2828 days true 3.15 3%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 2846 days true 3.12 3%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 2857 days true 3.1 3%
Petersen 10/10 2869 days true 3.08 3%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 2871 days true 3.08 3%
Helen T 10/10 3182 days 2.14 2%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3199 days true 2.54 2%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3237 days true 2.48 2%
Pam K 10/10 3240 days true 2.47 2%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3257 days true 2.45 2%
csziegler 10/10 3287 days true 2.4 2%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3303 days 1.98 1%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3314 days true 2.35 2%
Becca1 9/10 3549 days true 1.97 1%
Barry Treve 9/10 3554 days true 1.96 1%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3565 days true 1.94 1%
qofd 10/10 4248 days 0.68 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

93%

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.