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

116 Valid Reviews

The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 116 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 116 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 79
68%
9/10 20
17%
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%

94.74% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.74% and is based on 116 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 116 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

92.54%

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
Mike Dw 10/10 321 days true 100.41 100%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 327 days true 99.67 99%
Heather Flanders 8/10 546 days true 63.31 63%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 573 days true 57.81 57%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 582 days true 56.04 55%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 601 days true 52.4 52%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 620 days true 48.9 48%
Magdalena 7/10 645 days true 44.51 44%
Kayla 10/10 664 days true 41.32 41%
Sean 10/10 664 days true 41.32 41%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 666 days true 41.0 40%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 666 days true 41.0 40%
Janina 10/10 671 days true 40.19 40%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 672 days true 40.02 39%
Gio Zy 8/10 675 days true 39.54 39%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 691 days true 37.04 36%
Huon 8/10 908 days true 12.65 12%
Ana Coulee 9/10 909 days true 12.58 12%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 909 days true 12.58 12%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 914 days true 12.23 11%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 915 days true 12.16 11%
Ben Keiser 10/10 916 days true 12.09 11%
Tom Teuber 10/10 918 days true 11.96 11%
Anika Danits 10/10 918 days true 11.96 11%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 924 days true 11.56 11%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 929 days true 11.24 10%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 935 days true 10.87 10%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 935 days true 10.87 10%
Max 10/10 936 days true 10.81 10%
John and Jan 9/10 937 days true 10.75 10%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 941 days 8.76 8%
Josh Symons 10/10 942 days true 10.45 10%
Emily Garside 10/10 943 days 8.66 8%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 943 days true 10.39 10%
Horitz 10/10 948 days true 10.11 9%
Dani 10/10 948 days true 10.11 9%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 953 days true 9.83 9%
Tina Rust 10/10 954 days true 9.78 9%
William Lendway 9/10 955 days true 9.73 9%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 956 days true 9.67 9%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 960 days true 9.47 9%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 964 days true 9.26 8%
Maria and Grace 6/10 966 days true 9.16 8%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 967 days true 9.12 8%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 968 days true 9.07 8%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 971 days true 8.92 8%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 973 days true 8.83 8%
Florian Mueller 10/10 975 days true 8.74 8%
Anna 10/10 975 days true 8.74 8%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 979 days true 8.56 8%
Livia and Dave 10/10 981 days true 8.47 8%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 982 days true 8.43 8%
Christian Reimund 9/10 984 days true 8.34 8%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 984 days 6.95 6%
Kim and Leon 10/10 988 days true 8.18 7%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 992 days 6.68 6%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1010 days true 7.37 7%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1014 days true 7.25 6%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1059 days 5.21 4%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1291 days true 5.68 5%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1301 days 4.72 4%
Kristina M 10/10 1329 days 4.68 4%
Bes 10/10 1334 days true 5.61 5%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1388 days true 5.52 5%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1482 days 4.47 4%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1634 days true 5.11 4%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1634 days true 5.11 4%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1666 days 4.22 3%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1666 days true 5.06 4%
Markus 10/10 1677 days true 5.04 4%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1677 days true 5.04 4%
Sarah 10/10 1690 days true 5.02 4%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1690 days true 5.02 4%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1725 days 4.14 3%
Patrick 8/10 1725 days true 4.96 4%
Emma 7/10 1725 days true 4.96 4%
Christin Woelk 10/10 1995 days true 4.52 4%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2005 days true 4.5 4%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2017 days true 4.48 4%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2022 days true 4.48 4%
Alice Berg 10/10 2024 days true 4.47 4%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2024 days true 4.47 4%
Jan 10/10 2031 days 3.72 3%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2033 days true 4.46 4%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2033 days true 4.46 4%
Caderet 10/10 2033 days true 4.46 4%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2036 days true 4.45 4%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2046 days true 4.44 4%
N smith 10/10 2090 days 3.64 3%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2107 days true 4.34 4%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2109 days true 4.33 4%
Peter Adams 9/10 2390 days true 3.87 3%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2392 days true 3.87 3%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2409 days true 3.84 3%
Jon Winter 9/10 2411 days true 3.84 3%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2487 days 3.09 2%
Sid 10/10 2517 days true 3.66 3%
Alibeare 10/10 2548 days 3.01 2%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 2742 days true 3.29 3%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 2760 days true 3.26 2%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 2771 days true 3.24 2%
Petersen 10/10 2783 days true 3.23 2%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 2785 days true 3.22 2%
Helen T 10/10 3096 days 2.26 1%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3113 days true 2.68 2%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3151 days true 2.62 2%
Pam K 10/10 3154 days true 2.62 2%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3171 days true 2.59 2%
csziegler 10/10 3201 days true 2.54 2%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3217 days 2.09 1%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3228 days true 2.49 2%
Becca1 9/10 3463 days true 2.11 1%
Barry Treve 9/10 3468 days true 2.1 1%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3479 days true 2.08 1%
qofd 10/10 4162 days 0.8 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.