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

93.39%

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 9/10 477 days 63.95 97%
Mike Dw 10/10 534 days true 65.78 100%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 540 days true 64.55 98%
Heather Flanders 8/10 759 days true 27.47 41%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 786 days true 24.16 36%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 795 days true 23.11 35%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 814 days true 21.01 31%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 833 days true 19.05 28%
Magdalena 7/10 858 days true 16.68 25%
Kayla 10/10 877 days true 15.04 22%
Sean 10/10 877 days true 15.04 22%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 879 days true 14.87 22%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 879 days true 14.87 22%
Janina 10/10 884 days true 14.47 21%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 885 days true 14.39 21%
Gio Zy 8/10 888 days true 14.15 21%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 904 days true 12.94 19%
Huon 8/10 1121 days true 5.96 8%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1122 days true 5.96 8%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1122 days true 5.96 8%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1127 days true 5.95 8%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1128 days true 5.95 8%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1129 days true 5.94 8%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1131 days true 5.94 8%
Anika Danits 10/10 1131 days true 5.94 8%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1137 days true 5.93 8%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1142 days true 5.92 8%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1148 days true 5.91 8%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1148 days true 5.91 8%
Max 10/10 1149 days true 5.91 8%
John and Jan 9/10 1150 days true 5.91 8%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1154 days 4.92 7%
Josh Symons 10/10 1155 days true 5.9 8%
Emily Garside 10/10 1156 days 4.92 7%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1156 days true 5.9 8%
Horitz 10/10 1161 days true 5.89 8%
Dani 10/10 1161 days true 5.89 8%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1166 days true 5.88 8%
Tina Rust 10/10 1167 days true 5.88 8%
William Lendway 9/10 1168 days true 5.88 8%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1169 days true 5.88 8%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1173 days true 5.87 8%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1177 days true 5.87 8%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1179 days true 5.86 8%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1180 days true 5.86 8%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1181 days true 5.86 8%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1184 days true 5.85 8%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1186 days true 5.85 8%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1188 days true 5.85 8%
Anna 10/10 1188 days true 5.85 8%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1192 days true 5.84 8%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1194 days true 5.84 8%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1195 days true 5.84 8%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1197 days true 5.83 8%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1197 days 4.86 7%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1201 days true 5.83 8%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1205 days 4.85 7%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1223 days true 5.79 8%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1227 days true 5.78 8%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1272 days 4.76 7%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1504 days true 5.33 7%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1513 days 4.43 6%
Kristina M 10/10 1541 days 4.39 6%
Bes 10/10 1547 days true 5.26 7%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1601 days true 5.17 7%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1694 days 4.18 6%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1847 days true 4.76 7%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1847 days true 4.76 7%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1879 days 3.93 5%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1879 days true 4.71 6%
Markus 10/10 1890 days true 4.69 6%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1890 days true 4.69 6%
Sarah 10/10 1903 days true 4.67 6%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1903 days true 4.67 6%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1938 days 3.85 5%
Patrick 8/10 1938 days true 4.61 6%
Emma 7/10 1938 days true 4.61 6%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2208 days true 4.17 6%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2218 days true 4.15 6%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2230 days true 4.13 6%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2235 days true 4.13 6%
Alice Berg 10/10 2237 days true 4.12 6%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2237 days true 4.12 6%
Jan 10/10 2244 days 3.43 4%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2246 days true 4.11 6%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2246 days true 4.11 6%
Caderet 10/10 2246 days true 4.11 6%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2249 days true 4.1 6%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2259 days true 4.09 5%
N smith 10/10 2303 days 3.35 4%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2320 days true 3.99 5%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2322 days true 3.98 5%
Peter Adams 9/10 2603 days true 3.52 5%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2605 days true 3.52 5%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2622 days true 3.49 5%
Jon Winter 9/10 2624 days true 3.49 5%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2669 days 2.84 4%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2700 days 2.8 4%
Sid 10/10 2730 days true 3.31 4%
Alibeare 10/10 2761 days 2.72 3%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 2955 days true 2.94 4%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 2973 days true 2.91 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 2984 days true 2.89 4%
Petersen 10/10 2996 days true 2.88 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 2998 days true 2.87 4%
Helen T 10/10 3309 days 1.97 2%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3326 days true 2.33 3%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3364 days true 2.27 3%
Pam K 10/10 3367 days true 2.27 3%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3384 days true 2.24 3%
csziegler 10/10 3414 days true 2.19 3%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3430 days 1.8 2%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3441 days true 2.14 3%
Becca1 9/10 3676 days true 1.76 2%
Barry Treve 9/10 3681 days true 1.75 2%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3692 days true 1.73 2%
qofd 10/10 4375 days 0.51 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.

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