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

92.88%

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 10/10 401 days true 89.42 100%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 407 days true 88.5 99%
Heather Flanders 8/10 626 days true 47.83 53%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 653 days true 43.15 48%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 662 days true 41.65 46%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 681 days true 38.59 43%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 700 days true 35.67 39%
Magdalena 7/10 725 days true 32.03 35%
Kayla 10/10 744 days true 29.43 32%
Sean 10/10 744 days true 29.43 32%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 746 days true 29.16 32%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 746 days true 29.16 32%
Janina 10/10 751 days true 28.5 31%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 752 days true 28.37 31%
Gio Zy 8/10 755 days true 27.98 31%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 771 days true 25.96 28%
Huon 8/10 988 days true 8.18 8%
Ana Coulee 9/10 989 days true 8.14 8%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 989 days true 8.14 8%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 994 days true 7.94 8%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 995 days true 7.9 8%
Ben Keiser 10/10 996 days true 7.86 8%
Tom Teuber 10/10 998 days true 7.79 8%
Anika Danits 10/10 998 days true 7.79 8%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1004 days true 7.57 8%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1009 days true 7.41 8%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1015 days true 7.22 7%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1015 days true 7.22 7%
Max 10/10 1016 days true 7.19 7%
John and Jan 9/10 1017 days true 7.16 7%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1021 days 5.87 6%
Josh Symons 10/10 1022 days true 7.01 7%
Emily Garside 10/10 1023 days 5.82 6%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1023 days true 6.99 7%
Horitz 10/10 1028 days true 6.85 7%
Dani 10/10 1028 days true 6.85 7%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1033 days true 6.73 7%
Tina Rust 10/10 1034 days true 6.71 7%
William Lendway 9/10 1035 days true 6.68 7%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1036 days true 6.66 7%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1040 days true 6.58 7%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1044 days true 6.49 7%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1046 days true 6.46 6%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1047 days true 6.44 6%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1048 days true 6.42 6%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1051 days true 6.37 6%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1053 days true 6.34 6%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1055 days true 6.3 6%
Anna 10/10 1055 days true 6.3 6%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1059 days true 6.25 6%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1061 days true 6.22 6%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1062 days true 6.21 6%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1064 days true 6.18 6%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1064 days 5.15 5%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1068 days true 6.14 6%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1072 days 5.08 5%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1090 days true 6.0 6%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1094 days true 6.0 6%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1139 days 4.94 5%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1371 days true 5.55 5%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1381 days 4.61 4%
Kristina M 10/10 1409 days 4.57 4%
Bes 10/10 1414 days true 5.48 5%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1468 days true 5.39 5%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1562 days 4.36 4%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1714 days true 4.98 5%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1714 days true 4.98 5%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1746 days 4.11 4%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1746 days true 4.93 5%
Markus 10/10 1757 days true 4.91 5%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1757 days true 4.91 5%
Sarah 10/10 1770 days true 4.89 5%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1770 days true 4.89 5%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1805 days 4.03 4%
Patrick 8/10 1805 days true 4.83 5%
Emma 7/10 1805 days true 4.83 5%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2075 days true 4.39 4%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2085 days true 4.37 4%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2097 days true 4.35 4%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2102 days true 4.34 4%
Alice Berg 10/10 2104 days true 4.34 4%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2104 days true 4.34 4%
Jan 10/10 2111 days 3.61 3%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2113 days true 4.33 4%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2113 days true 4.33 4%
Caderet 10/10 2113 days true 4.33 4%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2116 days true 4.32 4%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2126 days true 4.31 4%
N smith 10/10 2170 days 3.53 3%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2187 days true 4.2 4%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2189 days true 4.2 4%
Peter Adams 9/10 2470 days true 3.74 3%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2472 days true 3.74 3%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2489 days true 3.71 3%
Jon Winter 9/10 2491 days true 3.71 3%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2536 days 3.03 3%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2567 days 2.98 3%
Sid 10/10 2597 days true 3.53 3%
Alibeare 10/10 2628 days 2.9 2%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 2822 days true 3.16 3%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 2840 days true 3.13 3%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 2851 days true 3.11 3%
Petersen 10/10 2863 days true 3.09 3%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 2865 days true 3.09 3%
Helen T 10/10 3176 days 2.15 2%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3193 days true 2.55 2%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3231 days true 2.49 2%
Pam K 10/10 3234 days true 2.48 2%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3251 days true 2.46 2%
csziegler 10/10 3281 days true 2.41 2%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3297 days 1.98 1%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3308 days true 2.36 2%
Becca1 9/10 3543 days true 1.98 1%
Barry Treve 9/10 3548 days true 1.97 1%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3559 days true 1.95 1%
qofd 10/10 4242 days 0.69 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.