The host of Australian Survivor, Jonathan LaPaglia, has echoed the sentiment.
“Because we filmed the series in outback Queensland this time due to COVID-19 restrictions, it's hot, it's dusty, and there were a plethora of snakes and spiders in camp and around challenges that could literally have killed our contenders,” he told WHO of season six.
“Visually it looks stunning, but the conditions were brutal,” he added.
“Some of the temperatures during the day were unfathomably hot and then it would get really cold at night.
“This was by far the hardest season I’ve worked on! The Fiji shows were like a holiday in comparison.”
The choice to film in outback Australia has worked wonders for small-town economies in rural Queensland.
The sixth series generated $14.6 million, and created 150 local jobs, and the state is now considering tourism options related to Survivor.
"We're definitely planning on working out some sort of Survivor product," Cloncurry Mayor Gregory Campbell told the ABC.
"Once people can travel more freely, there's a whole market there with fanatical Australian Survivor fans. So, we want to get them to come to Cloncurry and have that experience.”