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

94.06%

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 1023 days 5.82 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 1080 days true 5.04 87%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 1086 days true 5.01 86%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1305 days true 4.36 75%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1332 days true 4.31 74%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1341 days true 4.52 78%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1360 days true 4.48 77%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1379 days true 4.22 73%
Magdalena 7/10 1404 days true 4.0 69%
Kayla 10/10 1423 days true 4.36 75%
Sean 10/10 1423 days true 4.36 75%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1425 days true 4.35 75%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1425 days true 4.35 75%
Janina 10/10 1430 days true 4.34 75%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1431 days true 3.95 68%
Gio Zy 8/10 1434 days true 4.12 71%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1450 days true 4.31 74%
Huon 8/10 1667 days true 3.69 63%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1668 days true 3.88 67%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1668 days true 3.88 67%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1673 days true 3.87 66%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1674 days true 3.67 63%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1675 days true 3.86 66%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1677 days true 3.86 66%
Anika Danits 10/10 1677 days true 3.86 66%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1683 days true 3.85 66%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1688 days true 3.84 66%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1694 days true 3.83 66%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1694 days true 3.83 66%
Max 10/10 1695 days true 3.83 66%
John and Jan 9/10 1696 days true 3.82 66%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1700 days 3.82 66%
Josh Symons 10/10 1701 days true 3.81 66%
Emily Garside 10/10 1702 days 3.81 65%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1702 days true 3.47 60%
Horitz 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 65%
Dani 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 65%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1712 days true 3.6 62%
Tina Rust 10/10 1713 days true 3.79 65%
William Lendway 9/10 1714 days true 3.79 65%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1715 days true 3.79 65%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1719 days true 3.78 65%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1723 days true 3.77 65%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1725 days true 3.13 54%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1726 days true 3.77 65%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1727 days true 3.76 65%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1730 days true 3.76 65%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1732 days true 3.75 64%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1734 days true 3.75 64%
Anna 10/10 1734 days true 3.75 64%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1738 days true 3.74 64%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1740 days true 3.74 64%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1741 days true 3.4 58%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1743 days true 3.73 64%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1743 days 3.73 64%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1747 days true 3.72 64%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1751 days 3.72 64%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1769 days true 3.5 60%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1773 days true 3.67 63%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1818 days 3.59 62%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 2050 days true 3.13 54%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2060 days 3.11 53%
Kristina M 10/10 2088 days 3.06 53%
Bes 10/10 2093 days true 3.05 52%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 2147 days true 2.94 51%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2241 days 2.76 47%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2393 days true 2.46 42%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2393 days true 2.46 42%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2425 days 2.4 41%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2425 days true 2.4 41%
Markus 10/10 2436 days true 2.38 41%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2436 days true 2.38 41%
Sarah 10/10 2449 days true 2.35 40%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2449 days true 2.35 40%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2484 days 2.28 39%
Patrick 8/10 2484 days true 2.17 37%
Emma 7/10 2484 days true 2.08 36%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2754 days true 1.75 30%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2764 days true 1.73 30%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2776 days true 1.71 29%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2781 days true 1.7 29%
Alice Berg 10/10 2783 days true 1.7 29%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2783 days true 1.7 29%
Jan 10/10 2790 days 1.68 29%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2792 days true 1.68 29%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2792 days true 1.6 27%
Caderet 10/10 2792 days true 1.68 29%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2795 days true 1.67 29%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2805 days true 1.65 28%
N smith 10/10 2849 days 1.57 27%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2866 days true 1.53 26%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2868 days true 1.53 26%
Peter Adams 9/10 3149 days true 0.98 17%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3151 days true 0.98 17%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3168 days true 0.94 16%
Jon Winter 9/10 3170 days true 0.94 16%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3215 days 0.85 15%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3246 days 0.79 14%
Sid 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 13%
Alibeare 10/10 3307 days 0.67 12%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3501 days true 0.29 5%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3519 days true 0.26 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3530 days true 0.23 4%
Petersen 10/10 3542 days true 0.21 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3544 days true 0.21 4%
Helen T 10/10 3855 days 0.0 0%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3872 days true 0.0 0%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Pam K 10/10 3913 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
csziegler 10/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3976 days 0.0 0%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
Becca1 9/10 4222 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Treve 9/10 4227 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4238 days true 0.0 0%
qofd 10/10 4921 days 0.0 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.