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

92.20%

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 59 days 99.45 100%
Amy Lord 10/10 762 days 22.57 23%
Jennie Tollerton 9/10 851 days true 14.43 15%
Charles Kulins 10/10 1122 days 4.95 5%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1125 days true 4.94 5%
Soren Soeholm 8/10 1125 days true 4.69 5%
Ben 10/10 1129 days true 4.93 5%
Katharina Gans 10/10 1133 days true 4.93 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1136 days true 4.92 5%
Marc Reuter 8/10 1169 days true 4.61 5%
Ben 10/10 1225 days true 4.75 5%
Adrien Richard 8/10 1428 days true 4.13 4%
Anais Roux 10/10 1441 days true 4.32 4%
Jamie Serieux 9/10 1443 days 4.32 4%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1443 days true 4.32 4%
Luala F 10/10 1447 days true 4.31 4%
Gessica 10/10 1448 days true 4.31 4%
Paul Larauze 7/10 1457 days true 3.91 4%
Michael Regensburger 9/10 1458 days true 4.29 4%
Julie Miehling 8/10 1459 days true 4.07 4%
Nico Wedel 7/10 1459 days true 3.9 4%
Patrick Thumeyer 8/10 1460 days true 4.07 4%
Stephanie Hofman 9/10 1461 days true 4.28 4%
John and Jan 8/10 1462 days true 4.07 4%
Emily Pohlmann 8/10 1465 days true 4.06 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1467 days true 4.27 4%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 1472 days true 4.26 4%
Ben Schieber 6/10 1479 days true 3.53 4%
Marlene Goecke 7/10 1479 days true 3.87 4%
Joris 10/10 1484 days true 4.24 4%
Philipp 6/10 1484 days true 3.52 4%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 1486 days true 3.85 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 8/10 1488 days true 4.02 4%
Joana Frever 10/10 1491 days true 4.23 4%
Katlin Pollinger 10/10 1491 days true 4.23 4%
Carmen Pramstaller 6/10 1491 days true 3.51 4%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1496 days true 4.22 4%
Christine Schtenker 9/10 1496 days true 4.22 4%
Rebecca Winzig 9/10 1496 days true 4.22 4%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1496 days true 4.22 4%
Roland Fischer 8/10 1497 days true 4.0 4%
Daniel Roedel 9/10 1498 days 4.21 4%
Lucile Souday 10/10 1498 days 4.21 4%
Tilman 9/10 1500 days true 4.21 4%
Asborn Damgaard 10/10 1506 days true 4.2 4%
Meilin 9/10 1507 days true 4.19 4%
Sascha Kaffenberger 10/10 1509 days true 4.19 4%
Clare Pickford 8/10 1514 days true 3.97 4%
Nico 8/10 1516 days true 3.97 4%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1531 days true 3.94 4%
Julia Huesam 9/10 1543 days true 4.12 4%
Isabella 10/10 1545 days true 4.12 4%
Jessica and Leonie 9/10 1547 days true 4.12 4%
Selma Krap 9/10 1553 days true 4.1 4%
Mathieu Brun 10/10 1555 days true 4.1 4%
Fabian Dilly 10/10 1562 days true 4.09 4%
Lars Hobrecht 10/10 1562 days true 4.09 4%
Timo Krueger 8/10 1814 days true 3.41 3%
Stuart Cook 8/10 1815 days true 3.41 3%
Manuela Opprecht 7/10 1865 days 3.18 3%
Dominik Rehbaum 9/10 1874 days true 3.48 3%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 1894 days true 3.13 3%
Denisa Mecikova 10/10 2165 days true 2.91 3%
Christoph Betten 4/10 2169 days true 2.29 2%
Christina 8/10 2173 days true 2.75 3%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2173 days true 2.89 3%
Paolo Cases 8/10 2173 days true 2.75 3%
Bea Westkam 10/10 2175 days true 2.89 3%
Christopher Berkhahn 8/10 2175 days true 2.74 3%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2175 days true 2.89 3%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2200 days true 2.58 3%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2202 days true 2.83 3%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2217 days true 2.8 3%
Bertrand Gilles 8/10 2538 days true 2.07 2%
Rampon 10/10 2543 days true 2.17 2%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2544 days true 2.16 2%
Debiesse 10/10 2544 days true 2.16 2%
Maja Bogdanowicz 10/10 2563 days true 2.13 2%
Fabian Koitka 10/10 2576 days true 2.1 2%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2579 days true 2.1 2%
Judy 10/10 2655 days true 1.95 2%
Stevie 10/10 2658 days true 1.94 2%
Krataihai 10/10 2676 days 1.91 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2676 days 1.91 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2707 days 1.85 2%
Malena 10/10 2921 days 1.43 1%
nga 9/10 2921 days 1.43 1%
Sabine 8/10 2926 days true 1.35 1%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 2927 days true 1.41 1%
Nora 9/10 2934 days true 1.4 1%
Janicha Blumenthal 10/10 2935 days true 1.4 1%
Liz Stokes 9/10 2937 days true 1.4 1%
Elizabeth Gardner 9/10 2942 days true 1.39 1%
Norm Cooper 8/10 2942 days true 1.32 1%
Louisa 10/10 2995 days true 1.28 1%
Mark & Beth Kaufman 9/10 3016 days true 1.24 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3028 days true 1.22 1%
Theresa 10/10 3028 days true 1.22 1%
Christina 9/10 3029 days true 1.22 1%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3259 days true 0.77 1%
Michael Orme 10/10 3277 days true 0.73 1%
Carolin 8/10 3286 days true 0.68 1%
Lil Irish 10/10 3286 days true 0.71 1%
Andreas Scholl 10/10 3291 days true 0.7 1%
Berger 8/10 3291 days true 0.67 1%
Adam Hayley 9/10 3299 days true 0.69 1%
Valerie 10/10 3301 days true 0.68 1%
Ines 10/10 3302 days true 0.68 1%
Sebastian Engelke 7/10 3303 days true 0.62 1%
Alan & Gill Geach 8/10 3309 days true 0.63 1%
Liz Dolman 8/10 3310 days true 0.63 1%
Daniel Fischer 8/10 3313 days true 0.63 1%
Katrin & Mark 9/10 3315 days true 0.66 1%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3315 days true 0.62 1%
Chamton 7/10 3315 days true 0.6 1%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3438 days 0.41 0%
Richard Spore 10/10 3639 days true 0.02 0%
Matt Roper 10/10 3643 days true 0.01 0%
Maria Lorentzen 10/10 3659 days true 0.0 0%
Helmet Paula 10/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
David Rich 8/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 10/10 3672 days true 0.0 0%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 10/10 3676 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 10/10 3677 days true 0.0 0%
Robert Scharrenborg 9/10 3679 days true 0.0 0%
Helen and Hans Walser 10/10 3700 days true 0.0 0%
gemmav 9/10 3726 days true 0.0 0%
Andreas Sterki 8/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
Roman Hauri 10/10 3754 days true 0.0 0%
DamienM 9/10 4002 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.