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 Relative Weight
Nick 9/10 1356 days 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 1413 days 98%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 1419 days 97%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1638 days 83%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1665 days 82%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1674 days 86%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1693 days 85%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1712 days 80%
Magdalena 7/10 1737 days 76%
Kayla 10/10 1756 days 82%
Sean 10/10 1756 days 82%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1758 days 82%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1758 days 82%
Janina 10/10 1763 days 82%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1764 days 75%
Gio Zy 8/10 1767 days 78%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1783 days 81%
Huon 8/10 2000 days 68%
Ana Coulee 9/10 2001 days 72%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 2001 days 72%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 2006 days 72%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 2007 days 68%
Ben Keiser 10/10 2008 days 71%
Tom Teuber 10/10 2010 days 71%
Anika Danits 10/10 2010 days 71%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 2016 days 71%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 2021 days 71%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 2027 days 71%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 2027 days 71%
Max 10/10 2028 days 71%
John and Jan 9/10 2029 days 71%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 2033 days 70%
Josh Symons 10/10 2034 days 70%
Emily Garside 10/10 2035 days 70%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 2035 days 64%
Horitz 10/10 2040 days 70%
Dani 10/10 2040 days 70%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 2045 days 66%
Tina Rust 10/10 2046 days 70%
William Lendway 9/10 2047 days 70%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 2048 days 70%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 2052 days 70%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 2056 days 69%
Maria and Grace 6/10 2058 days 57%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 2059 days 69%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 2060 days 69%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 2063 days 69%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 2065 days 69%
Florian Mueller 10/10 2067 days 69%
Anna 10/10 2067 days 69%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 2071 days 69%
Livia and Dave 10/10 2073 days 69%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 2074 days 62%
Christian Reimund 9/10 2076 days 68%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 2076 days 68%
Kim and Leon 10/10 2080 days 68%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 2084 days 68%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 2102 days 64%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 2106 days 67%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 2151 days 65%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 2383 days 55%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2393 days 55%
Kristina M 10/10 2421 days 53%
Bes 10/10 2426 days 53%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 2480 days 51%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2574 days 47%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2726 days 40%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2726 days 40%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2758 days 39%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2758 days 39%
Markus 10/10 2769 days 38%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2769 days 38%
Sarah 10/10 2782 days 38%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2782 days 38%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2817 days 36%
Patrick 8/10 2817 days 34%
Emma 7/10 2817 days 33%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3087 days 24%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 3097 days 24%
Pete Wilson 10/10 3109 days 23%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 3114 days 23%
Alice Berg 10/10 3116 days 23%
Camille Coombes 9/10 3116 days 23%
Jan 10/10 3123 days 23%
Frederic Birke 10/10 3125 days 23%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 3125 days 21%
Caderet 10/10 3125 days 23%
Jan & Jile 10/10 3128 days 22%
Lars Schulz 10/10 3138 days 22%
N smith 10/10 3182 days 20%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 3199 days 19%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 3201 days 19%
Peter Adams 9/10 3482 days 7%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3484 days 7%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3501 days 6%
Jon Winter 9/10 3503 days 6%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3548 days 4%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3579 days 3%
Sid 10/10 3609 days 1%
Alibeare 10/10 3640 days 0%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3834 days 22%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3852 days 22%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3863 days 22%
Petersen 10/10 3875 days 22%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3877 days 22%
Helen T 10/10 4188 days 22%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 4205 days 22%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 4243 days 22%
Pam K 10/10 4246 days 22%
Sabine Locker 10/10 4263 days 22%
csziegler 10/10 4293 days 22%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 4309 days 22%
Tait Suridge 8/10 4320 days 21%
Becca1 9/10 4555 days 22%
Barry Treve 9/10 4560 days 22%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4571 days 22%
qofd 10/10 5254 days 22%

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.