Production of the first season was announced in February 2016 by TVNZ 2 with casting starting right away. Later that year Matt Chisholm was announced as the host and Nicaragua was revealed to be the location for the season. A second season was announced with Thailand being the location.
Survivor New Zealand generally follows the same format and rules as the American version. Unlike the American version however, the New Zealand version predetermines the name of the merged tribe, as opposed to letting the contestants choose their tribe name.
|Season||Tribes||Filming Location||Filming Dates||Season Run||Sole Survivor||Runner(s)-Up||Final Vote|
|San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua||July 29, 2016 - September 5, 2016||May 7, 2017 - July 5, 2017|| |
|Lake Vajiralongkorn, Khao Laem National Park, Thailand||January 20, 2018 - February 27, 2018||April 22, 2018 - July 29, 2018|| |