New Tribe Member (also known as Gulliver's Travels) is a recurring physical challenge which debuted in Survivor: Thailand. It has since appeared in Survivor: Nicaragua.


The tribes would have to untie a tall dummy (acting as their "new tribe member"). The tribes must then navigate the dummy through an obstacle course. The first tribe to cross the finish line wins.


The challenge debuted in "Gender Bender" of Survivor: Thailand. The first tribe to navigate their dummy across the island won reward. Sook Jai won the challenge for ripe bananas and chickens.

The challenge re-appeared in "You Started, You're Finishing" of Survivor: Nicaragua. The nine castaways were split into two teams of four for this challenge, with one person not being picked. The first team to navigate their dummy (known as "Gulliver") across the island won reward.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
"Gender Bender"
Tribal Reward S5 erin tS5 jake tS5 ken t
S5 penny tS5 robb tS5 shiiann tS5 stephanie t
Sook Jai
"You Started, You're Finishing"
Team Reward S21 benry tS21 chase tS21 holly tS21 naonka t
Benry, Chase, Holly, & NaOnka



  • For this challenge in Thailand, they had to make their "dummy", while in Nicaragua, it was made for them.
  • The winning team/tribe of each challenge ended up producing the seventh place and ninth place finishers of the season.


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