Ranking Score Explained

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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 Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse 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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Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk

Valid Reviews

131 Valid Reviews

The Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 133 reviews. There are 131 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.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 131 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 28
21%
8/10 28
21%
7/10 10
8%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.92% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 89.92% and is based on 131 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

118 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 131 valid reviews, the experience has 118 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 118 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 53
45%
9/10 24
20%
8/10 28
24%
7/10 9
8%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.41% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 89.41% and is based on 118 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.14%

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
Backpack On Fire 10/10 146 days 96.62 100%
Amy Lord 10/10 849 days 14.59 15%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 938 days true 8.91 9%
Charles Kulins 10/10 1210 days 4.77 5%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1212 days true 4.77 5%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 1212 days true 4.53 5%
Ben 10/10 1216 days true 4.76 5%
Katharina Gans 10/10 1220 days true 4.76 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1223 days true 4.75 5%
Marc Reuter 8/10 1256 days true 4.45 5%
Ben 10/10 1312 days true 4.58 5%
Adrien Richard 8/10 1515 days true 3.97 4%
Anais Roux 10/10 1528 days true 4.15 4%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 1530 days 4.15 4%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1530 days true 4.15 4%
Luala F 10/10 1534 days true 4.14 4%
Gessica 10/10 1535 days true 4.14 4%
Paul Larauze 7/10 1544 days true 3.75 4%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 1545 days true 4.12 4%
Julie Miehling 8/10 1546 days true 3.91 4%
Nico Wedel 7/10 1546 days true 3.75 4%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 1547 days true 3.91 4%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 1548 days true 4.11 4%
John and Jan 8/10 1549 days true 3.91 4%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 1552 days true 3.9 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1554 days true 4.1 4%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 1559 days true 4.09 4%
Ben Schieber 6/10 1566 days true 3.38 4%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 1566 days true 3.71 4%
Joris 10/10 1571 days true 4.07 4%
Philipp 6/10 1571 days true 3.38 3%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 1573 days true 3.7 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 1575 days true 3.86 4%
Joana Frever 10/10 1578 days true 4.05 4%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 1578 days true 4.05 4%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 1578 days true 3.37 3%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1583 days true 4.05 4%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 1583 days true 4.05 4%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 1583 days true 4.05 4%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1583 days true 4.05 4%
Roland Fischer 8/10 1584 days true 3.84 4%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 1585 days 4.04 4%
Lucile Souday 10/10 1585 days 4.04 4%
Tilman 9/10 1587 days true 4.04 4%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 1593 days true 4.03 4%
Meilin 9/10 1594 days true 4.02 4%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 1596 days true 4.02 4%
Clare Pickford 8/10 1601 days true 3.81 4%
Nico 8/10 1603 days true 3.81 4%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1618 days true 3.78 4%
Julia Huesam 9/10 1630 days true 3.95 4%
Isabella 10/10 1632 days true 3.95 4%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 1634 days true 3.95 4%
Selma Krap 9/10 1640 days true 3.93 4%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 1642 days true 3.93 4%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 1649 days true 3.92 4%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 1649 days true 3.92 4%
Timo Krueger 8/10 1901 days true 3.25 3%
Stuart Cook 8/10 1902 days true 3.25 3%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 1952 days 3.02 3%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 1961 days true 3.31 3%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 1981 days true 2.97 3%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 2252 days true 2.74 3%
Christoph Betten 4/10 2256 days true 2.16 2%
Christina 8/10 2260 days true 2.58 3%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2260 days true 2.72 3%
Paolo Cases 8/10 2260 days true 2.58 3%
Bea Westkam 10/10 2262 days true 2.72 3%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 2262 days true 2.58 3%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2262 days true 2.72 3%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2287 days true 2.43 3%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2289 days true 2.66 3%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2304 days true 2.63 3%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 2625 days true 1.91 2%
Rampon 10/10 2630 days true 2.0 2%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2631 days true 1.99 2%
Debiesse 10/10 2631 days true 1.99 2%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 2650 days true 1.96 2%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 2663 days true 1.93 2%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2666 days true 1.93 2%
Judy 10/10 2742 days true 1.78 2%
Stevie 10/10 2745 days true 1.77 2%
Krataihai 10/10 2763 days 1.74 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2763 days 1.74 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2794 days 1.68 2%
Malena 10/10 3008 days 1.26 1%
nga 9/10 3008 days 1.26 1%
Sabine 8/10 3013 days true 1.18 1%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 3014 days true 1.24 1%
Nora 9/10 3021 days true 1.23 1%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 3022 days true 1.23 1%
Liz Stokes 9/10 3024 days true 1.23 1%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 3029 days true 1.22 1%
Norm Cooper 8/10 3029 days true 1.15 1%
Louisa 10/10 3082 days true 1.11 1%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 3103 days true 1.07 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3115 days true 1.05 1%
Theresa 10/10 3115 days true 1.05 1%
Christina 9/10 3116 days true 1.05 1%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Michael Orme 10/10 3364 days true 0.56 1%
Carolin 8/10 3373 days true 0.51 1%
Lil Irish 10/10 3373 days true 0.54 1%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 3378 days true 0.53 1%
Berger 8/10 3378 days true 0.51 1%
Adam Hayley 9/10 3386 days true 0.52 1%
Valerie 10/10 3388 days true 0.51 1%
Ines 10/10 3389 days true 0.51 1%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 3390 days true 0.46 0%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 3396 days true 0.47 0%
Liz Dolman 8/10 3397 days true 0.47 0%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 3400 days true 0.46 0%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 3402 days true 0.49 1%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3402 days true 0.46 0%
Chamton 7/10 3402 days true 0.44 0%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Richard Spore 10/10 3726 days true 0.0 0%
Matt Roper 10/10 3730 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 3746 days true 0.0 0%
Helmet Paula 10/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
David Rich 8/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 10/10 3759 days true 0.0 0%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 10/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3813 days true 0.0 0%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 3837 days true 0.0 0%
Roman Hauri 10/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
DamienM 9/10 4089 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse 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.