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

93.04%

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 9/10 413 days 72.97 94%
Mike Dw 10/10 470 days true 77.99 100%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 476 days true 76.92 99%
Heather Flanders 8/10 695 days true 36.42 46%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 722 days true 32.46 41%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 731 days true 31.19 40%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 750 days true 28.63 36%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 769 days true 26.21 33%
Magdalena 7/10 794 days true 23.23 29%
Kayla 10/10 813 days true 21.12 27%
Sean 10/10 813 days true 21.12 27%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 815 days true 20.91 26%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 815 days true 20.91 26%
Janina 10/10 820 days true 20.38 26%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 821 days true 20.28 25%
Gio Zy 8/10 824 days true 19.97 25%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 840 days true 18.36 23%
Huon 8/10 1057 days true 6.27 7%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1058 days true 6.26 7%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1058 days true 6.26 7%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1063 days true 6.19 7%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1064 days true 6.18 7%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1065 days true 6.17 7%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1067 days true 6.15 7%
Anika Danits 10/10 1067 days true 6.15 7%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1073 days true 6.09 7%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1078 days true 6.05 7%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1084 days true 6.02 7%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1084 days true 6.02 7%
Max 10/10 1085 days true 6.02 7%
John and Jan 9/10 1086 days true 6.02 7%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1090 days 5.0 6%
Josh Symons 10/10 1091 days true 6.0 7%
Emily Garside 10/10 1092 days 5.0 6%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1092 days true 6.0 7%
Horitz 10/10 1097 days true 6.0 7%
Dani 10/10 1097 days true 6.0 7%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1102 days true 5.99 7%
Tina Rust 10/10 1103 days true 5.99 7%
William Lendway 9/10 1104 days true 5.99 7%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1105 days true 5.98 7%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1109 days true 5.98 7%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1113 days true 5.97 7%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1115 days true 5.97 7%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1116 days true 5.97 7%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1117 days true 5.96 7%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1120 days true 5.96 7%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1122 days true 5.96 7%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1124 days true 5.95 7%
Anna 10/10 1124 days true 5.95 7%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1128 days true 5.95 7%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1130 days true 5.94 7%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1131 days true 5.94 7%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1133 days true 5.94 7%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1133 days 4.95 6%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1137 days true 5.93 7%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1141 days 4.94 6%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1159 days true 5.89 7%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1163 days true 5.89 7%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1208 days 4.85 5%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1440 days true 5.43 6%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1449 days 4.52 5%
Kristina M 10/10 1477 days 4.48 5%
Bes 10/10 1483 days true 5.36 6%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1537 days true 5.27 6%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1630 days 4.27 5%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1783 days true 4.87 6%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1783 days true 4.87 6%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1815 days 4.01 4%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1815 days true 4.82 5%
Markus 10/10 1826 days true 4.8 5%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1826 days true 4.8 5%
Sarah 10/10 1839 days true 4.78 5%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1839 days true 4.78 5%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1874 days 3.93 4%
Patrick 8/10 1874 days true 4.72 5%
Emma 7/10 1874 days true 4.72 5%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2144 days true 4.28 5%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2154 days true 4.26 5%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2166 days true 4.24 5%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2171 days true 4.23 5%
Alice Berg 10/10 2173 days true 4.23 5%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2173 days true 4.23 5%
Jan 10/10 2180 days 3.51 4%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2182 days true 4.21 5%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2182 days true 4.21 5%
Caderet 10/10 2182 days true 4.21 5%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2185 days true 4.21 5%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2195 days true 4.19 5%
N smith 10/10 2239 days 3.43 4%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2256 days true 4.09 5%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2258 days true 4.09 5%
Peter Adams 9/10 2539 days true 3.63 4%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2541 days true 3.62 4%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2558 days true 3.6 4%
Jon Winter 9/10 2560 days true 3.59 4%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2605 days 2.93 3%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2636 days 2.89 3%
Sid 10/10 2666 days true 3.42 4%
Alibeare 10/10 2697 days 2.81 3%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 2891 days true 3.05 3%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 2909 days true 3.02 3%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 2920 days true 3.0 3%
Petersen 10/10 2932 days true 2.98 3%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 2934 days true 2.98 3%
Helen T 10/10 3245 days 2.05 2%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3262 days true 2.44 2%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3300 days true 2.38 2%
Pam K 10/10 3303 days true 2.37 2%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3320 days true 2.34 2%
csziegler 10/10 3350 days true 2.29 2%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3366 days 1.89 2%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3377 days true 2.25 2%
Becca1 9/10 3612 days true 1.86 2%
Barry Treve 9/10 3617 days true 1.85 2%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3628 days true 1.84 2%
qofd 10/10 4311 days 0.59 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.