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

93.68%

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 9/10 535 days 54.64 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 592 days true 54.11 99%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 598 days true 52.97 97%
Heather Flanders 8/10 817 days true 20.7 37%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 844 days true 17.98 32%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 853 days true 17.14 31%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 872 days true 15.46 28%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 891 days true 13.91 25%
Magdalena 7/10 916 days true 12.09 22%
Kayla 10/10 935 days true 10.87 19%
Sean 10/10 935 days true 10.87 19%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 937 days true 10.75 19%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 937 days true 10.75 19%
Janina 10/10 942 days true 10.45 18%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 943 days true 10.39 18%
Gio Zy 8/10 946 days true 10.22 18%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 962 days true 9.36 16%
Huon 8/10 1179 days true 5.86 10%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1180 days true 5.86 10%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1180 days true 5.86 10%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1185 days true 5.85 10%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1186 days true 5.85 10%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1187 days true 5.85 10%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1189 days true 5.85 10%
Anika Danits 10/10 1189 days true 5.85 10%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1195 days true 5.84 10%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1200 days true 5.83 10%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1206 days true 5.82 10%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1206 days true 5.82 10%
Max 10/10 1207 days true 5.82 10%
John and Jan 9/10 1208 days true 5.81 10%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1212 days 4.84 8%
Josh Symons 10/10 1213 days true 5.81 10%
Emily Garside 10/10 1214 days 4.84 8%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1214 days true 5.8 10%
Horitz 10/10 1219 days true 5.8 10%
Dani 10/10 1219 days true 5.8 10%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1224 days true 5.79 10%
Tina Rust 10/10 1225 days true 5.79 10%
William Lendway 9/10 1226 days true 5.78 10%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1227 days true 5.78 10%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1231 days true 5.78 10%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1235 days true 5.77 10%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1237 days true 5.77 10%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1238 days true 5.76 10%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1239 days true 5.76 10%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1242 days true 5.76 10%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1244 days true 5.76 10%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1246 days true 5.75 10%
Anna 10/10 1246 days true 5.75 10%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1250 days true 5.75 10%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1252 days true 5.74 10%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1253 days true 5.74 10%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1255 days true 5.74 10%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1255 days 4.78 8%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1259 days true 5.73 10%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1263 days 4.77 8%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1281 days true 5.69 10%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1285 days true 5.69 10%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1330 days 4.68 8%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1562 days true 5.23 9%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1572 days 4.35 7%
Kristina M 10/10 1600 days 4.31 7%
Bes 10/10 1605 days true 5.16 9%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1659 days true 5.07 9%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1753 days 4.1 7%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1905 days true 4.67 8%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1905 days true 4.67 8%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1937 days 3.85 6%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1937 days true 4.62 8%
Markus 10/10 1948 days true 4.6 8%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1948 days true 4.6 8%
Sarah 10/10 1961 days true 4.58 8%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1961 days true 4.58 8%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1996 days 3.77 6%
Patrick 8/10 1996 days true 4.52 8%
Emma 7/10 1996 days true 4.52 8%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2266 days true 4.08 7%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2276 days true 4.06 7%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2288 days true 4.04 7%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2293 days true 4.03 7%
Alice Berg 10/10 2295 days true 4.03 7%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2295 days true 4.03 7%
Jan 10/10 2302 days 3.35 5%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2304 days true 4.01 7%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2304 days true 4.01 7%
Caderet 10/10 2304 days true 4.01 7%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2307 days true 4.01 7%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2317 days true 3.99 7%
N smith 10/10 2361 days 3.27 5%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2378 days true 3.89 6%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2380 days true 3.89 6%
Peter Adams 9/10 2661 days true 3.43 6%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2663 days true 3.42 6%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2680 days true 3.39 5%
Jon Winter 9/10 2682 days true 3.39 5%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2727 days 2.76 4%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2758 days 2.72 4%
Sid 10/10 2788 days true 3.22 5%
Alibeare 10/10 2819 days 2.64 4%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3013 days true 2.85 4%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3031 days true 2.82 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3042 days true 2.8 4%
Petersen 10/10 3054 days true 2.78 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3056 days true 2.78 4%
Helen T 10/10 3367 days 1.89 3%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3384 days true 2.24 3%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3422 days true 2.17 3%
Pam K 10/10 3425 days true 2.17 3%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3442 days true 2.14 3%
csziegler 10/10 3472 days true 2.09 3%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3488 days 1.72 2%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3499 days true 2.05 3%
Becca1 9/10 3734 days true 1.66 2%
Barry Treve 9/10 3739 days true 1.65 2%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3750 days true 1.64 2%
qofd 10/10 4433 days 0.43 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.

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