Rumored Location for Survivor New Zealand

Sources reveal the supposed filming location for TVNZ’s new homegrown version of Survivor.

With Australian Survivor set to premiere this month, international versions of Survivor continue to pop up around the globe. TVNZ announced plans back in February to produce a Kiwi edition of Survivor and saw upwards of 8000 New Zealand natives apply to take part in the globally successful adventure reality game show.

According to, industry sources believe that filming of Survivor New Zealand is currently underway in Nicaragua. The Central American location will be familiar to fans of the US version as many seasons have taken place there – Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor: San Juan Del Sur and Survivor: Worlds Apart. Much like Australian Survivor, who recently filmed in Samoa, the choice to use a previously tried and tested location was most likely intentional to make it easier for the production crew.

Seven Sharp reporter Matt Chisholm, who was announced as the Survivor New Zealand host earlier this year, posted a photo on his official Twitter page from the filming location.

The location rumor has yet to be confirmed by TVNZ. Survivor New Zealand is expected to premiere later this year on TV2.

Photo Credit: Harshil.Shah via Compfight cc

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Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

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