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

92.35%

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 10/10 232 days true 109.77 100%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 238 days true 109.23 100%
Heather Flanders 8/10 457 days true 80.29 73%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 484 days true 75.46 68%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 493 days true 73.78 67%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 512 days true 70.15 64%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 531 days true 66.38 60%
Magdalena 7/10 556 days true 61.24 55%
Kayla 10/10 575 days true 57.42 52%
Sean 10/10 575 days true 57.42 52%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 577 days true 57.02 52%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 577 days true 57.02 52%
Janina 10/10 582 days true 56.04 51%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 583 days true 55.85 50%
Gio Zy 8/10 586 days true 55.27 50%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 602 days true 52.22 47%
Huon 8/10 819 days true 20.49 18%
Ana Coulee 9/10 820 days true 20.38 18%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 820 days true 20.38 18%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 825 days true 19.86 17%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 826 days true 19.76 17%
Ben Keiser 10/10 827 days true 19.66 17%
Tom Teuber 10/10 829 days true 19.45 17%
Anika Danits 10/10 829 days true 19.45 17%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 835 days true 18.85 16%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 840 days true 18.36 16%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 846 days true 17.79 15%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 846 days true 17.79 15%
Max 10/10 847 days true 17.7 15%
John and Jan 9/10 848 days true 17.6 15%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 852 days 14.36 12%
Josh Symons 10/10 853 days true 17.14 15%
Emily Garside 10/10 854 days 14.2 12%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 854 days true 17.04 15%
Horitz 10/10 859 days true 16.59 14%
Dani 10/10 859 days true 16.59 14%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 864 days true 16.15 14%
Tina Rust 10/10 865 days true 16.06 14%
William Lendway 9/10 866 days true 15.97 14%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 867 days true 15.89 14%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 871 days true 15.54 13%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 875 days true 15.2 13%
Maria and Grace 6/10 877 days true 15.04 13%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 878 days true 14.95 13%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 879 days true 14.87 13%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 882 days true 14.63 13%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 884 days true 14.47 12%
Florian Mueller 10/10 886 days true 14.31 12%
Anna 10/10 886 days true 14.31 12%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 890 days true 13.99 12%
Livia and Dave 10/10 892 days true 13.84 12%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 893 days true 13.76 12%
Christian Reimund 9/10 895 days true 13.61 12%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 895 days 11.34 10%
Kim and Leon 10/10 899 days true 13.31 11%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 903 days 10.84 9%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 921 days true 11.76 10%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 925 days true 11.5 10%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 970 days 7.48 6%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1202 days true 5.82 5%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1212 days 4.84 4%
Kristina M 10/10 1240 days 4.8 4%
Bes 10/10 1245 days true 5.75 4%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1299 days true 5.66 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1393 days 4.59 3%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 1545 days true 5.26 4%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 1545 days true 5.26 4%
Martin Buchta 9/10 1577 days 4.34 3%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1577 days true 5.21 4%
Markus 10/10 1588 days true 5.19 4%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 1588 days true 5.19 4%
Sarah 10/10 1601 days true 5.17 4%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1601 days true 5.17 4%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 1636 days 4.26 3%
Patrick 8/10 1636 days true 5.11 4%
Emma 7/10 1636 days true 5.11 4%
Christin Woelk 10/10 1906 days true 4.67 3%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 1916 days true 4.65 3%
Pete Wilson 10/10 1928 days true 4.63 3%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 1933 days true 4.62 3%
Alice Berg 10/10 1935 days true 4.62 3%
Camille Coombes 9/10 1935 days true 4.62 3%
Jan 10/10 1942 days 3.84 3%
Frederic Birke 10/10 1944 days true 4.6 3%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 1944 days true 4.6 3%
Caderet 10/10 1944 days true 4.6 3%
Jan & Jile 10/10 1947 days true 4.6 3%
Lars Schulz 10/10 1957 days true 4.58 3%
N smith 10/10 2001 days 3.76 3%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2018 days true 4.48 3%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2020 days true 4.48 3%
Peter Adams 9/10 2301 days true 4.02 3%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2303 days true 4.01 3%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2320 days true 3.99 3%
Jon Winter 9/10 2322 days true 3.98 3%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2398 days 3.22 2%
Sid 10/10 2428 days true 3.81 3%
Alibeare 10/10 2459 days 3.13 2%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 2653 days true 3.44 2%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 2671 days true 3.41 2%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 2682 days true 3.39 2%
Petersen 10/10 2694 days true 3.37 2%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 2696 days true 3.37 2%
Helen T 10/10 3007 days 2.38 1%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3024 days true 2.83 2%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3062 days true 2.77 2%
Pam K 10/10 3065 days true 2.76 2%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3082 days true 2.73 2%
csziegler 10/10 3112 days true 2.68 2%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3128 days 2.22 1%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3139 days true 2.64 2%
Becca1 9/10 3374 days true 2.25 1%
Barry Treve 9/10 3379 days true 2.25 1%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3390 days true 2.23 1%
qofd 10/10 4073 days 0.92 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

92%

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.