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 Rays Rest Camping 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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Rays Rest Camping Reserve

Valid Reviews

37 Valid Reviews

The Rays Rest Camping Reserve experience has a total of 39 reviews. There are 37 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 37 valid reviews, the experience has 3 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 37 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
9/10 11
8/10 9
7/10 6
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

87.30% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rays Rest Camping Reserve valid reviews is 87.30% and is based on 37 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
Laura 10/10 229 days 100%
Javier Williams 10/10 412 days 80%
Bakers 8/10 503 days 62%
Kirstie Gallant 8/10 687 days 32%
thong family 7/10 715 days 27%
TP&MM 9/10 715 days 30%
Trent 7/10 838 days 15%
Sharon 9/10 868 days 14%
ascotandanaussie 8/10 1021 days 5%
Sinkbli 8/10 1052 days 5%
Jim Harding 9/10 1066 days 5%
Debbie Harding 8/10 1072 days 4%
orit almog 9/10 1080 days 5%
Eversons 10/10 1080 days 5%
Jan Hiltermann 7/10 1150 days 4%
Vander Plancke Julien 7/10 1164 days 4%
Anna Brzezińska Talaga 10/10 1417 days 4%
Gena Bond 10/10 1433 days 4%
Jason Stalgis 9/10 1438 days 4%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1564 days 3%
Stuart Morgan 10/10 1572 days 4%
Laurie 10/10 1573 days 4%
Tony Waters 9/10 1598 days 4%
Henny Lee 10/10 1670 days 3%
renee verwey 9/10 1805 days 3%
Ron Mollica 10/10 1842 days 3%
Robert Jones 9/10 1889 days 3%
Elisabeth Tartler 10/10 2095 days 3%
Tony Grantham 7/10 2115 days 2%
Ricky Shepherd 7/10 2216 days 2%
Garry Renton 8/10 2489 days 1%
Alex Artigues 9/10 2575 days 1%
Serge Garcin 9/10 2575 days 1%
Team Kim&James 9/10 2725 days 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2878 days 1%
Henry Howard 10/10 2937 days 1%
Hanna_Malte 8/10 3243 days 0%


No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score


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.