Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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 Bowyers Stream Scenic Reserve.

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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Bowyers Stream Scenic Reserve

Valid Reviews

19 Valid Reviews

The Bowyers Stream Scenic Reserve experience has a total of 19 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.

Within these 19 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 19 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
9/10 3
8/10 6
7/10 2
6/10 1
5/10 2
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 1

76.84% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bowyers Stream Scenic Reserve valid reviews is 76.84% and is based on 19 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Kelvin mcdonald 8/10 134 days 100%
Tony 8/10 193 days 97%
Ving Lim 1/10 437 days 55%
Landy 10/10 620 days 44%
Bridger Fam 8/10 620 days 42%
amy huang 10/10 710 days 30%
Lua 10/10 986 days 7%
Paul 6/10 1016 days 5%
Katy 9/10 1230 days 4%
Aisling 8/10 1261 days 4%
Francois & Caroline 5/10 1320 days 3%
KayKayCakes 10/10 1351 days 4%
Florian 9/10 1595 days 4%
Puneet Mishra 9/10 2135 days 3%
R Taylor 8/10 2594 days 1%
James Webster 8/10 2684 days 1%
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp 7/10 2964 days 1%
Ann Barrett 7/10 3086 days 0%
Kiwix3 5/10 3238 days 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Bowyers Stream Scenic Reserve does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score


The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.