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

94.12%

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 Relative Weight
Nick 9/10 1479 days 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 1536 days 97%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 1542 days 97%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1761 days 82%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1788 days 81%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1797 days 85%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1816 days 84%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1835 days 79%
Magdalena 7/10 1860 days 75%
Kayla 10/10 1879 days 81%
Sean 10/10 1879 days 81%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1881 days 81%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1881 days 81%
Janina 10/10 1886 days 81%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1887 days 74%
Gio Zy 8/10 1890 days 77%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1906 days 80%
Huon 8/10 2123 days 66%
Ana Coulee 9/10 2124 days 70%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 2124 days 70%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 2129 days 70%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 2130 days 66%
Ben Keiser 10/10 2131 days 70%
Tom Teuber 10/10 2133 days 70%
Anika Danits 10/10 2133 days 70%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 2139 days 69%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 2144 days 69%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 2150 days 69%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 2150 days 69%
Max 10/10 2151 days 69%
John and Jan 9/10 2152 days 69%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 2156 days 68%
Josh Symons 10/10 2157 days 68%
Emily Garside 10/10 2158 days 68%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 2158 days 62%
Horitz 10/10 2163 days 68%
Dani 10/10 2163 days 68%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 2168 days 64%
Tina Rust 10/10 2169 days 68%
William Lendway 9/10 2170 days 68%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 2171 days 68%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 2175 days 68%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 2179 days 67%
Maria and Grace 6/10 2181 days 56%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 2182 days 67%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 2183 days 67%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 2186 days 67%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 2188 days 67%
Florian Mueller 10/10 2190 days 67%
Anna 10/10 2190 days 67%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 2194 days 67%
Livia and Dave 10/10 2196 days 67%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 2197 days 60%
Christian Reimund 9/10 2199 days 66%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 2199 days 66%
Kim and Leon 10/10 2203 days 66%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 2207 days 66%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 2225 days 62%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 2229 days 65%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 2274 days 63%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 2506 days 52%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2515 days 52%
Kristina M 10/10 2543 days 50%
Bes 10/10 2549 days 50%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 2603 days 48%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2696 days 43%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2849 days 36%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2849 days 36%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2881 days 35%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2881 days 35%
Markus 10/10 2892 days 34%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2892 days 34%
Sarah 10/10 2905 days 34%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2905 days 34%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2940 days 32%
Patrick 8/10 2940 days 30%
Emma 7/10 2940 days 29%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3210 days 19%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 3220 days 19%
Pete Wilson 10/10 3232 days 18%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 3237 days 18%
Alice Berg 10/10 3239 days 18%
Camille Coombes 9/10 3239 days 18%
Jan 10/10 3246 days 18%
Frederic Birke 10/10 3248 days 18%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 3248 days 17%
Caderet 10/10 3248 days 18%
Jan & Jile 10/10 3251 days 17%
Lars Schulz 10/10 3261 days 17%
N smith 10/10 3305 days 15%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 3322 days 14%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 3324 days 14%
Peter Adams 9/10 3605 days 1%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3607 days 1%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3624 days 0%
Jon Winter 9/10 3626 days 0%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3671 days 23%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3702 days 23%
Sid 10/10 3732 days 23%
Alibeare 10/10 3763 days 23%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3957 days 23%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3975 days 23%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3986 days 23%
Petersen 10/10 3998 days 23%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 4000 days 23%
Helen T 10/10 4311 days 23%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 4328 days 23%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 4366 days 23%
Pam K 10/10 4369 days 23%
Sabine Locker 10/10 4386 days 23%
csziegler 10/10 4416 days 23%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 4432 days 23%
Tait Suridge 8/10 4443 days 21%
Becca1 9/10 4678 days 23%
Barry Treve 9/10 4683 days 23%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4694 days 23%
qofd 10/10 5377 days 23%

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.