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 Puhi Puhi Camping.

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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Puhi Puhi Camping

Valid Reviews

30 Valid Reviews

The Puhi Puhi Camping experience has a total of 30 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 30 valid reviews:

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

70.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Puhi Puhi Camping valid reviews is 70.00% and is based on 30 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

15 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 30 valid reviews, the experience has 15 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 15 face-to-face reviews:

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

74.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Puhi Puhi Camping face-to-face reviews is 74.00% and is based on 15 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

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
Jolie Choquette 1/10 47 days 77%
Tim 8/10 47 days 100%
Lauren 7/10 322 days 80%
Karen 10/10 413 days 77%
Julia 10/10 716 days 29%
Joe 7/10 839 days 15%
Sinkbli 1/10 1053 days 4%
Mark 6/10 1053 days 5%
Stuart Jeffrey 8/10 1414 days 4%
Daniel Carr 8/10 1519 days 4%
Claire Baron 9/10 1764 days 4%
Matt P 7/10 2113 days 3%
misstassie 7/10 2208 days 3%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 2483 days 2%
Manuela 9/10 2483 days 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2634 days 2%
Patrick Stoeit 7/10 2853 days 1%
Kate Luzas 1/10 2878 days 1%
Carpentier 6/10 2884 days 1%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 8/10 2969 days 1%
Jenben 6/10 2999 days 1%
thefresh2o 8/10 3213 days 1%
Keith Helen 8/10 3244 days 1%
Rocco Christian 10/10 3267 days 1%
Deirdre Hayes 7/10 3341 days 1%
cruisysue 4/10 3457 days 0%
Ilse & Thys 8/10 3593 days 0%
E C Frans 8/10 3608 days 0%
Belony 5/10 3625 days 0%
Emma Edis-Bates 8/10 3626 days 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Puhi Puhi Camping 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.