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 Rawene Holiday Park.

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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Rawene Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

34 Valid Reviews

The Rawene Holiday Park experience has a total of 34 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 34 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
9/10 4
8/10 6
7/10 8
6/10 2
5/10 1
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

84.41% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rawene Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.41% and is based on 34 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

8 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 34 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

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

86.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rawene Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 86.25% and is based on 8 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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Alex Tikonoff 10/10 196 days 93.91 100%
Diana Linzmaier 10/10 266 days true 88.79 95%
Brian 7/10 288 days 79.04 84%
Debbie 10/10 288 days 86.86 92%
Camper 1 10/10 530 days 55.49 59%
Paul Smith 8/10 561 days 47.68 51%
Sharon 6/10 683 days 26.48 28%
Kilian Krauss 10/10 896 days 11.28 12%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 964 days 7.72 8%
Laurie Meston 8/10 1221 days 4.52 5%
Nienke Best 6/10 1222 days 3.94 4%
Victor Miro 8/10 1352 days 4.27 5%
Alizee Petit 7/10 1516 days 3.8 4%
Boukje Diijkstra 9/10 1605 days 4.0 4%
Chris Hawksworth 8/10 1635 days 3.75 4%
Janneke Hekhuis 7/10 1637 days 3.58 4%
Malcolm Ridge 7/10 1657 days 3.55 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1735 days 3.75 4%
Colin Petherbridge 7/10 1958 days 3.01 3%
nztravel 7/10 2387 days 2.25 2%
Shantell Hunter 10/10 2571 days 2.11 2%
Chris 10/10 2601 days 2.05 2%
Will and Taylor 7/10 2721 days 1.65 2%
CanadaGirl23 8/10 2783 days 1.61 2%
josianemeier 10/10 2844 days 1.58 2%
Willi & Elke Breier 10/10 3166 days true 0.95 1%
J van de Vlekkert 9/10 3427 days true 0.44 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3575 days 0.14 0%
Hershell 7/10 3781 days true 0.0 0%
Brenda 9/10 3814 days true 0.0 0%
gyrhalde11 10/10 3817 days 0.0 0%
braunweiler 9/10 3868 days true 0.0 0%
lorah 10/10 4013 days true 0.0 0%
MargaretH 5/10 4166 days true 0.0 0%


Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Rawene Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.73% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 days. However the Rawene Holiday Park experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Rawene Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 173 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
170 -1.70%
171 -1.71%
172 -1.72%
173 -1.73%
174 -1.74%
175 -1.75%
176 -1.76%

Final Ranking Score


The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.