The world's toughest game is returning to New Zealand!

Survivor New Zealand is coming BACK.

The next bunch of brave Kiwi castaways are set to go head-to-head, in the world’s toughest reality show.

This year, the stakes will be higher, but so is the reward. The cash prize grows to a massive $250,000.

Returning to his post as host is Fair Go reporter Matt Chisholm. He's ready to call brand new challenges, ask the tough questions, and tally those all-important Tribal Council votes:

Survivor New Zealand was an epic ride from go-to-whoa. I’m absolutely pumped at the chance to do it all again, and am looking forward to meeting the next batch of castaways to put them through their paces.”

“We’ve listened to the fans and are gearing up to make season two bigger and better. Not only will contestants be slugging it out for the coveted title of Sole Survivor but this year, there’s a staggering $250,000 up for grabs. Surely, that alone will bring out the fierce competitor in each contestant – that’s a life-changing amount of money.”

Split into tribes, castaways will spend up to 40 days marooned on a yet to be revealed island. They'll compete in Reward and Immunity Challenges, with weekly eliminations by vote at Tribal Council. But only one will be crowned the 'Sole Survivor'.

Applications for season 2 are now closed. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements.

The new season will air on TVNZ 2 at a later date.