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 Wharariki Beach 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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Wharariki Beach Walk

Valid Reviews

117 Valid Reviews

The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 117 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 117 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 79
68%
9/10 21
18%
8/10 11
9%
7/10 5
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.70% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.70% and is based on 117 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

98 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 117 valid reviews, the experience has 98 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 98 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 62
63%
9/10 19
19%
8/10 11
11%
7/10 5
5%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk face-to-face reviews is 93.88% and is based on 98 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.23%

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
Nick 9/10 828 days 16.3 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 885 days true 11.99 74%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 891 days true 11.59 71%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1110 days true 4.72 29%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1137 days true 4.67 29%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1146 days true 4.9 30%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1165 days true 4.86 30%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1184 days true 4.58 28%
Magdalena 7/10 1209 days true 4.35 27%
Kayla 10/10 1228 days true 4.74 29%
Sean 10/10 1228 days true 4.74 29%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1230 days true 4.74 29%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1230 days true 4.74 29%
Janina 10/10 1235 days true 4.73 29%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1236 days true 4.3 26%
Gio Zy 8/10 1239 days true 4.48 28%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1255 days true 4.69 29%
Huon 8/10 1472 days true 4.05 25%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 26%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1473 days true 4.26 26%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1478 days true 4.25 26%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1479 days true 4.04 25%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1480 days true 4.25 26%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1482 days true 4.24 26%
Anika Danits 10/10 1482 days true 4.24 26%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1488 days true 4.23 26%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1493 days true 4.22 26%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1499 days true 4.21 26%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1499 days true 4.21 26%
Max 10/10 1500 days true 4.21 26%
John and Jan 9/10 1501 days true 4.21 26%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1505 days 4.2 26%
Josh Symons 10/10 1506 days true 4.2 26%
Emily Garside 10/10 1507 days 4.19 26%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1507 days true 3.82 23%
Horitz 10/10 1512 days true 4.18 26%
Dani 10/10 1512 days true 4.18 26%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1517 days true 3.97 24%
Tina Rust 10/10 1518 days true 4.17 26%
William Lendway 9/10 1519 days true 4.17 26%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1520 days true 4.17 26%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1524 days true 4.16 26%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1528 days true 4.15 25%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1530 days true 3.44 21%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1531 days true 4.15 25%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1532 days true 4.14 25%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1535 days true 4.14 25%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1537 days true 4.14 25%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1539 days true 4.13 25%
Anna 10/10 1539 days true 4.13 25%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1543 days true 4.12 25%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1545 days true 4.12 25%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1546 days true 3.75 23%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1548 days true 4.11 25%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1548 days 4.11 25%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1552 days true 4.11 25%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1556 days 4.1 25%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1574 days true 3.86 24%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1578 days true 4.05 25%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1623 days 3.97 24%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 1855 days true 3.51 22%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1865 days 3.49 21%
Kristina M 10/10 1893 days 3.44 21%
Bes 10/10 1898 days true 3.43 21%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 1952 days true 3.32 20%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2046 days 3.14 19%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2198 days true 2.84 17%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2198 days true 2.84 17%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2230 days 2.78 17%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2230 days true 2.78 17%
Markus 10/10 2241 days true 2.76 17%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2241 days true 2.76 17%
Sarah 10/10 2254 days true 2.73 17%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2254 days true 2.73 17%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2289 days 2.66 16%
Patrick 8/10 2289 days true 2.53 16%
Emma 7/10 2289 days true 2.42 15%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2559 days true 2.14 13%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2569 days true 2.12 13%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2581 days true 2.09 13%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2586 days true 2.08 13%
Alice Berg 10/10 2588 days true 2.08 13%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2588 days true 2.08 13%
Jan 10/10 2595 days 2.06 13%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2597 days true 2.06 13%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2597 days true 1.96 12%
Caderet 10/10 2597 days true 2.06 13%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2600 days true 2.05 13%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2610 days true 2.04 12%
N smith 10/10 2654 days 1.95 12%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2671 days true 1.92 12%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2673 days true 1.91 12%
Peter Adams 9/10 2954 days true 1.36 8%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 2956 days true 1.36 8%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2973 days true 1.32 8%
Jon Winter 9/10 2975 days true 1.32 8%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3020 days 1.23 8%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3051 days 1.17 7%
Sid 10/10 3081 days true 1.11 7%
Alibeare 10/10 3112 days 1.05 6%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3306 days true 0.67 4%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3324 days true 0.64 4%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3335 days true 0.62 4%
Petersen 10/10 3347 days true 0.59 4%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3349 days true 0.59 4%
Helen T 10/10 3660 days 0.0 0%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3677 days true 0.0 0%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3715 days true 0.0 0%
Pam K 10/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3735 days true 0.0 0%
csziegler 10/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 3781 days 0.0 0%
Tait Suridge 8/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
Becca1 9/10 4027 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Treve 9/10 4032 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4043 days true 0.0 0%
qofd 10/10 4726 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Wharariki Beach Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.