Survivor New Zealand: Thailand is the second season of competitive reality TV show Survivor New Zealand.

After a hard-fought season with constant blindsides, Lisa Stanger ultimately won over Tess Fahey and Dave Lipanovic in a close 4-3-0 vote. Eve Clarke won the "People's Choice" award earning $10,000 over Brad Norris and Lipanovic.



  • 18 Castaways: For the first time in the New Zealand series, the season will begin with 18 castaways.
  • Hidden Immunity Idols: For the first time in the New Zealand series, Hidden Immunity Idols will be hidden around the camps and contestant will be given or find clues to help locate the Immunity Idols.
  • Schoolyard Pick: The contestants start the game by competing in a Reward Challenge. The winner then selects another contestant to join them where the reward is revealed to be the task of selecting members to join their respective tribes until no contestants were left to be picked.
  • The Outpost: When called upon, tribes will send a representative to "The Outpost" where castaways will receive a challenge for reward and/or a dilemma to complete.
  • Vote Steal: A vote steal advantage was offered as the reward from The Outpost on Day 19.


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Merged Tribe
NZ2 josefien t Jose Maasdam
23, Blenheim, MBH
Audio Post Producer
Chani 1st Voted Out
Day 3
NZ2 karla t Karla Karaitiana
37, Palmerston North, MWT
Chani 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
NZ2 franky t Franky March
24, Auckland, AUK
Chani 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
NZ2 kaysha t Kaysha Whakarau
24, Horowhenua, MWT
Social Worker
Khangkhaw 4th Voted Out
Day 12
NZ2 liam t Liam Hose
23, Tauranga, BOP
Chani Khangkhaw 5th Voted Out
Day 15
NZ2 josh t Josh Hickford
27, New Plymouth, TKI
Chartered Accountant
Khangkhaw Chani 6th Voted Out
Day 18
NZ2 jt t JT Muirhead
32, Ashhurst, MWT
Project Manager
Chani Khangkhaw Quit
Day 20
NZ2 dylan t Dylan Conrad
26, Whangarei, NTL
Retail Manager
Khangkhaw Chani 7th Voted Out
Day 20
NZ2 arun t Arun Bola
30, Hamilton, WKO
Dairy Farmer
Chani Chani Phsan 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
NZ2 brad t Brad Norris
27, Nelson, TAS
Secondary School Teacher
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
NZ2 renee t Renee Clarke
28, Auckland, AUK
Real Estate Agent
Chani Chani 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
NZ2 eve t Eve Clarke
26, Auckland, AUK
Hiking Guide
Chani Khangkhaw 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 32
NZ2 matt t Matt Hancock
25, Auckland, AUK
Rocket Technician
Khangkhaw Chani 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
NZ2 adam t Adam O'Brien
28, Auckland, AUK
Self Employed
Khangkhaw Chani 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
NZ2 tara t Tara Thorowgood
44, Hamilton, WKO
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
NZ2 dave t Dave Lipanovic
26, Auckland, AUK
Clinical Pharmacist
Chani Chani Second
NZ2 tess t Tess Fahey
24, Christchurch, CAN
Office Manager
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw Runner-Up 3
NZ2 lisa t Lisa Stanger
38, Christchurch, CAN
School Librarian
Khangkhaw Khangkhaw Sole Survivor 5

Season Summary

The 18 castaways were split into two tribes via Schoolyard Pick: Chani and Khangkhaw. Khangkhaw were dominant early on, winning five of the first six challenges, including the first three Immunity Challenges. A Tribe Switch occurred on Day 13, which saw the original Chani members in a 4-3 minority on both sides. On the new Chani tribe, original Khangkhaw outsider Dylan Conrad turned on his original tribemates and blindsided Josh Hickford alongside the original Chani members.

The original Chani found themselves in a 6-4 minority at the merge after key member JT Muirhead left the game due to medical reasons. But it wasn't long until the original Khangkhaw started turning on each other, as Matt Hancock set to place himself in the power position by blindsiding his ally, Brad Norris. Matt also worked to keep the target off his real-life friend Dave Lipanovic, a relationship that was kept a secret from the rest of the cast. His control of the game continued until his ally Lisa Stanger turned on him and convinced Dave to flip on him on Day 33.

At the final five, Adam O'Brien and Tess Fahey found themselves the outsiders, but Tess fought her way by winning the last two Immunity Challenges and secured a spot in the Final Three alongside Dave and Lisa after Tara Thorowgood voluntarily stepped down in a historic 2-1-1 vote on Day 38. Unbeknownst to Dave, Matt revealed their secret relationship at Jury Villa. At the Final Tribal Council, Dave was heavily questioned by the jury over the secret relationship. In the end, Lisa's strategic game edged out in favour of Tess' plucky underdog story, and she won the title of Sole Survivor in a 4-3-0 vote.

Episode Air Date Challenges Eliminated
Reward Immunity
1 April 22, 2018 Jose1
Khangkhaw Jose
1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 April 29, 2018 Khangkhaw Khangkhaw Karla
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 May 6, 2018 Chani Khangkhaw Franky
3rd Voted Out
Day 9
4 May 13, 2018 Khangkhaw Chani Kaysha
4th Voted Out
Day 12
5 May 20, 2018 Khangkhaw Chani Liam
5th Voted Out
Day 15
6 May 27, 2018 Chani Khangkhaw Josh
6th Voted Out
Day 18
7 June 3, 2018 Khangkhaw Khangkhaw JT
(No vote)
Day 20
Lisa4 Dylan
7th Voted Out
Day 20
8 June 10, 2018 Khangkhaw Matt Arun
8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 24
9 June 17, 2018 Brad
Matt, Tess]
Eve Brad
9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 27
10 June 24, 2018 Dave, Lisa,
Matt, Tess
Adam Renee
10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 30
11 July 1, 2018 Eve
Matt Eve
11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 32
12 July 8, 2018 Survivor
Dave Matt
12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
13 July 15, 2018 Tess
Tess Adam
13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
14 July 22, 2018 Dave
Tess Tara
14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
15 July 29, 2018 Jury Vote Dave
2nd Runner-Up
Sole Survivor

^1 For winning the first individual reward challenge, Jose won the right to pick another person to help her divide the tribes in a schoolyard pick style.
^2 This contestant won reward at the outpost.
^3 This contestant was chosen to sit out at the immunity challenge in exchange for individual immunity through a dilemma given at the outpost.

Voting History

Survivor New Zealand: Thailand Voting History
Original Tribes Switched Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Eliminated: NZ2 josefien t
NZ2 karla t
NZ2 franky t
NZ2 kaysha t
NZ2 liam t
NZ2 josh t
NZ2 jt t
NZ2 dylan t
NZ2 arun t
NZ2 brad t
NZ2 renee t
NZ2 eve t
NZ2 matt t
NZ2 adam t
NZ2 tara t
NZ2 dave t
NZ2 tess t
NZ2 lisa t
Vote: 6-3 7-1 6-1 5-2-1-1 4-3-01 4-2-1 No Vote 5-1 5-3-2 5-3-1 5-3 6-1 3-2-1 3-2 2-1-1 4-3-0
Lisa Dylan Liam Arun Brad Renee Eve Matt Adam Tara Jury Vote
Tess Kaysha Liam Dave Dave Dave Eve Tara Lisa Dave
Dave Jose Karla Franky Josh Dylan Lisa Brad Renee Eve Matt Adam Tara
Tara Dylan Liam Dave Brad Renee Eve Matt Adam Lisa Lisa
Adam Kaysha Dylan Dylan Arun Dave Dave Eve Tess Lisa Tess
Matt Kaysha Dylan Dylan Arun Brad Renee Eve Tess Lisa
Eve Jose Karla Franky Brad Lisa Brad Renee Dave Lisa
Renee Jose Karla Franky Josh Dylan Arun Dave Dave Tess
Brad Kaysha Liam Dave Renee Tess
Arun Karla Karla Franky Josh Dylan None2 Lisa
Dylan Tess Josh Matt
JT Jose Karla Franky Brad Quit
Josh Kaysha Renee
Liam Karla Karla Franky Brad
Kaysha Adam
Franky Jose Karla Eve
Karla Jose Liam
Jose Karla

^1 Eve played a Hidden Immunity Idol, but no votes were cast against her.
^2 Lisa used the Vote Steal advantage, allowing her to cast a second vote by denying another player the right to vote for that Tribal Council. She chose to steal Arun's vote.



  • This season uses the Survivor: Kaôh Rōng rendition of "Ancient Voices."
  • The pre-merge eliminations follow a certain pattern:
    • Everyone eliminated before the switch was a woman.
    • Everyone eliminated after the switch but before the merge was a man who switched tribes.


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