Everything We Know About the SAS Australia Filming Location
We’ve been obsessed with SAS Australia since it premiered last year, and since the celeb cast was revealed for the second season, we’ve been dying to find out whatever we can about the upcoming series.
Channel 7 has been keeping pretty tight-lipped about the new season, but we do have some details about the show’s filming location to share.
Fans of the show will remember that season one initially began production in Queenstown, New Zealand back in March of 2020, but was forced to suspend filming and relocate back to Australia when the pandemic hit.
Obviously, they weren’t able to return to New Zealand after lockdown restrictions eased, so they shifted the entire production to Jindabyne in the NSW Snowy Mountains.
An absolutely brutal climate for the contestants to endure, temperatures at at the base ranged from -5°C to 8°C, which is simply not ideal when you only have a backpack full of survival gear to call your own!
For season two, though, our celeb contestants might have a slightly easier filming experience. Production of the show has changed locations once again, and they’ve swapped out the freezing climate of the Snowy Mountains for the much milder climate of the Blue Mountains.
Photos of the not-so-top-secret location have been published online, giving fans of the show the first glimpse at the military-style challenges in store for contestants.
Roughly 50km west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains has an average temperature of 16°C this time of year, which will hopefully mean that contestants have more fuel in the tank for the brutal endurance challenges in store for them.
The photos show that the base is set up in a relatively secluded area and is surrounded by mountains and trees, leaving it well-concealed to passers by (but not so much for helicopters!).
There’s a huge building set up to house all the celebs, and a large tarmac area with a stage, where we’re sure lead trainer Ant Middleton will be leading our recruits through torturous challenges. There are also plenty of fields surrounding the location where contestants can be pushed to their physical and emotional limits.
Further down from the main building and tarmac, there have been more buildings and portaloos set up, perhaps for the cast and crew who aren’t competing for the win to stay in.
In a statement last year, Middleton said that he “[didn’t] care if recruits pass the course. I am not there to be friends with anyone.”
“I am there to make sure the participants overcome their fears and drive them to push themselves to develop the attributes necessary to pass the course.”
SAS Australia will premiere later this year on 7 and 7Plus.