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

94.04%

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 1062 days 5.17 100%
Mike Dw 10/10 1119 days true 4.95 96%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 1125 days true 4.94 96%
Heather Flanders 8/10 1344 days true 4.29 83%
Melanie and Pascal 8/10 1371 days true 4.24 82%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1380 days true 4.44 86%
Tereza Bulova 9/10 1399 days true 4.41 85%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1418 days true 4.15 80%
Magdalena 7/10 1443 days true 3.93 76%
Kayla 10/10 1462 days true 4.28 83%
Sean 10/10 1462 days true 4.28 83%
Louis Nilsson 10/10 1464 days true 4.28 83%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1464 days true 4.28 83%
Janina 10/10 1469 days true 4.27 83%
Evelyn Rloeh 7/10 1470 days true 3.88 75%
Gio Zy 8/10 1473 days true 4.05 78%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1489 days true 4.23 82%
Huon 8/10 1706 days true 3.61 70%
Ana Coulee 9/10 1707 days true 3.8 74%
Cecile Santiaux 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 74%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1712 days true 3.79 73%
Jenna Kuittinen 8/10 1713 days true 3.6 70%
Ben Keiser 10/10 1714 days true 3.79 73%
Tom Teuber 10/10 1716 days true 3.78 73%
Anika Danits 10/10 1716 days true 3.78 73%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1722 days true 3.77 73%
Dan Ramsl 10/10 1727 days true 3.76 73%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1733 days true 3.75 73%
Patrick Thumeyer 10/10 1733 days true 3.75 73%
Max 10/10 1734 days true 3.75 72%
John and Jan 9/10 1735 days true 3.75 72%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1739 days 3.74 72%
Josh Symons 10/10 1740 days true 3.74 72%
Emily Garside 10/10 1741 days 3.74 72%
Chandra Macraigne 7/10 1741 days true 3.4 66%
Horitz 10/10 1746 days true 3.73 72%
Dani 10/10 1746 days true 3.73 72%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1751 days true 3.53 68%
Tina Rust 10/10 1752 days true 3.71 72%
William Lendway 9/10 1753 days true 3.71 72%
Sophie Kalnymsky 10/10 1754 days true 3.71 72%
Xavier Bistodeau 10/10 1758 days true 3.7 72%
Quinn McCusker 10/10 1762 days true 3.69 71%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1764 days true 3.06 59%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1765 days true 3.69 71%
Veronique Kaplan 10/10 1766 days true 3.69 71%
Christine Schtenker 10/10 1769 days true 3.68 71%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 9/10 1771 days true 3.68 71%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1773 days true 3.67 71%
Anna 10/10 1773 days true 3.67 71%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1777 days true 3.67 71%
Livia and Dave 10/10 1779 days true 3.66 71%
Elisabeth Grabner 7/10 1780 days true 3.33 64%
Christian Reimund 9/10 1782 days true 3.66 71%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1782 days 3.66 71%
Kim and Leon 10/10 1786 days true 3.65 71%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 1790 days 3.64 70%
Justin Kechanski 8/10 1808 days true 3.42 66%
Steffen and Johannes 9/10 1812 days true 3.6 70%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1857 days 3.51 68%
Naelan Le Borgue 10/10 2089 days true 3.05 59%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2098 days 3.04 59%
Kristina M 10/10 2126 days 2.98 58%
Bes 10/10 2132 days true 2.97 57%
Inge van Noorf 10/10 2186 days true 2.86 55%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2279 days 2.68 52%
Caroline Jonsson 10/10 2432 days true 2.38 46%
Jonny Ronnblom 10/10 2432 days true 2.38 46%
Martin Buchta 9/10 2464 days 2.32 45%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 2464 days true 2.32 45%
Markus 10/10 2475 days true 2.3 44%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2475 days true 2.3 44%
Sarah 10/10 2488 days true 2.27 44%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2488 days true 2.27 44%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2523 days 2.21 43%
Patrick 8/10 2523 days true 2.1 41%
Emma 7/10 2523 days true 2.01 39%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2793 days true 1.68 32%
Patrick Stoeit 10/10 2803 days true 1.66 32%
Pete Wilson 10/10 2815 days true 1.63 32%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2820 days true 1.62 31%
Alice Berg 10/10 2822 days true 1.62 31%
Camille Coombes 9/10 2822 days true 1.62 31%
Jan 10/10 2829 days 1.61 31%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2831 days true 1.6 31%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2831 days true 1.52 29%
Caderet 10/10 2831 days true 1.6 31%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2834 days true 1.6 31%
Lars Schulz 10/10 2844 days true 1.58 30%
N smith 10/10 2888 days 1.49 29%
Michael Kretzschmar 10/10 2905 days true 1.46 28%
Tanja Rudolf 10/10 2907 days true 1.45 28%
Peter Adams 9/10 3188 days true 0.9 17%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3190 days true 0.9 17%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3207 days true 0.87 17%
Jon Winter 9/10 3209 days true 0.86 17%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3254 days 0.77 15%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 3285 days 0.71 14%
Sid 10/10 3315 days true 0.66 13%
Alibeare 10/10 3346 days 0.59 12%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3540 days true 0.22 4%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 10/10 3558 days true 0.18 3%
Josef & Christine Evers 9/10 3569 days true 0.16 3%
Petersen 10/10 3581 days true 0.14 3%
Gerry Nichols 10/10 3583 days true 0.13 3%
Helen T 10/10 3894 days 0.0 0%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Radek Hoferek 9/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
Pam K 10/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine Locker 10/10 3969 days true 0.0 0%
csziegler 10/10 3999 days true 0.0 0%
Rankers Rocks 10/10 4015 days 0.0 0%
Tait Suridge 8/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
Becca1 9/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Treve 9/10 4266 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaChrist 10/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%
qofd 10/10 4960 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.