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

39 Valid Reviews

The Rays Rest Camping Reserve experience has a total of 41 reviews. There are 39 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 39 valid reviews, the experience has 3 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 39 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
9/10 12
8/10 9
7/10 6
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

87.69% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rays Rest Camping Reserve valid reviews is 87.69% and is based on 39 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
Kirsty B 10/10 261 days 100%
Tyler 9/10 261 days 100%
Laura 10/10 475 days 72%
Javier Williams 10/10 658 days 39%
Bakers 8/10 749 days 25%
Kirstie Gallant 8/10 933 days 9%
thong family 7/10 961 days 8%
TP&MM 9/10 961 days 8%
Trent 7/10 1084 days 5%
Sharon 9/10 1114 days 5%
ascotandanaussie 8/10 1267 days 5%
Sinkbli 8/10 1298 days 5%
Jim Harding 9/10 1312 days 5%
Debbie Harding 8/10 1318 days 5%
orit almog 9/10 1325 days 5%
Eversons 10/10 1326 days 5%
Jan Hiltermann 7/10 1396 days 4%
Vander Plancke Julien 7/10 1410 days 4%
Anna Brzezińska Talaga 10/10 1662 days 4%
Gena Bond 10/10 1679 days 4%
Jason Stalgis 9/10 1684 days 4%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 1810 days 4%
Stuart Morgan 10/10 1818 days 4%
Laurie 10/10 1819 days 4%
Tony Waters 9/10 1843 days 4%
Henny Lee 10/10 1916 days 3%
renee verwey 9/10 2051 days 3%
Ron Mollica 10/10 2087 days 3%
Robert Jones 9/10 2135 days 3%
Elisabeth Tartler 10/10 2341 days 3%
Tony Grantham 7/10 2361 days 2%
Ricky Shepherd 7/10 2462 days 2%
Garry Renton 8/10 2735 days 1%
Alex Artigues 9/10 2821 days 1%
Serge Garcin 9/10 2821 days 1%
Team Kim&James 9/10 2971 days 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 3124 days 1%
Henry Howard 10/10 3183 days 1%
Hanna_Malte 8/10 3489 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.