'Tarzan' Herlaar - SurvivorAU: 2017
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Seasons: 2 | Days: 57 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorAU: 2017 (2017) - 21st place, 4th out.

  • Idoled out, [0]-3-1, in Episode 4 (Day 11).

SurvivorAU: All-Stars (2020) - 5th place, 20th out - 7th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 22 (Day 46).

'Tarzan' Herlaar - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
AU2: 2017 0.45 0.73 0.61 1 3 3 0.30 1.33 - - - 0.76 1.78
AU5: All-Stars 1.41 13.89 0.10 10 3 14 0.71 2.86 - - - 0.81 4.27
Career 1.86 14.87 0.13 11 6 17 0.64 2.59 - - - 0.77 3.52
'Tarzan' Herlaar - Challenge record
  • SAU2 logo SurvivorAU: 2017 challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep4 IC

    Tribal/team challenge record (5-for-8):

    • AU: 2017, Ep.1 RC (Race for rice) - Helps carry the raft and try to get rice, and Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.1 IC (Obstacles, crates, puzzle) - Crosses obstacles and moves crates, and Samatau wins again.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.2 RC (Water slide) - Beats Ben for a point, and Samatau wins, 7-5.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.2 IC (Three little pigs OC, war clubs) - Crosses the obstacles, but Samatau blows a lead, loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.3 RC (Big balls) - Helps push the ball, gets yelled at by Locky; Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.3 IC (Rafts, bamboo tower) - Paddles and stacks bamboo, but Samatau loses.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.4 RC (Coconuts, surfing) - Helps gather coconuts and move the raft; Samatau wins.
    • AU: 2017, Ep.4 IC (Builders & runners) - Holds up and carries people, but Samatau loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • AU: 2017: None.


    Ep1 Hero RC

    Duel/ hero challenge record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50.0%)

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 1 HC - With Adam, makes fire quickly, but somehow they don't win.
  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars challenges (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep4 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (12-for-23; 5 sit-outs):

    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 1 RC: (Sled, bonfire) - Helps haul the sled, stacks sticks, but Vakama loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 1 IC: (Obstacles, balls) - Steadies stepping poles, smashes boxes, holds rope, and Vakama wins!
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 2 RC: (Team wrestling) - Not shown competing, but Vakama wins, 3-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 2 IC: (Barrels, sandbags) - Sits out officially, as Vakama loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 3 RC: (Three-in-one) - Not shown competing; Vakama loses again.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 3 IC: "Chinese Checkers" - Tackles Henry at the goal line, aiding Vakama's only point; Vakama loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 4 RC: (Push the crate) - Scores the winning point vs. Harry, and Vakama wins, 3-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 4 IC: (Hold up the barrel) - Holds the barrel, and eventually, Vakama wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Not shown competing; Vakama loses, 4-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 5 IC: (Logs, spikes, catapult) - Moves logs, pounds a spike, and Vakama wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 6 RC: Pairs tethered "Backed Up" - Sits out, as Vakama wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 6 IC: (Water obstacles, balls) - Swims and dives for Vakama, and Vakama wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 7 RC: (Tug of war) - Now with Mokuta; not shown competing, but Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 7 IC: (Cart, cube puzzle) - Helps pull the cart and work the puzzle, Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 9 IC: Pairs seated "When It Rains" - Paired with Lee, second Mokuta pair out; Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 10 RC: (Swim to the flag) - Not shown competing; Mokuta wins, 3-1.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 10 IC: (Staircase, keys, puzzle) - Crosses obstacles, rolls the cube, but Mokuta wins again.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 11 RC: (Tug-of-war, pool) - Sits out, as Mokuta finally loses, 3-2.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 11 IC: (Pairs arch over mud) - Paired with David, final Mokuta pair to drop out, and Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 12 IC: (Obstacles, slingshot) - Sits out, as Mokuta wins, 5-3.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 13 RC: (Water obstacles, puzzle) - Runs out, climbs the pole, and Mokuta wins.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 13 IC: Team "A Bit Tipsy" - Sits out again, as Mokuta loses.
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 16 RC: (Water slide, basketball) - Loses a point vs. David for the losing yellow team.


    Ep19 IC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-11):

    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 8 IC: "This Much" - Lasts over 30 minutes, sixth Mokuta to drop out (4th/9).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 14 RC: (Hold up the pot) - Fifth person to drop out, about 40 minutes in (8th/12).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 14 IC: (See-saw stack) - One of 11 people to get far fewer tiles stacked than Shonee (tie-2nd/12).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 15 IC: (Hold up sandbags) - Sixth person to drop out, at over 15 minutes in (6th/11).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 16 IC: (Treading water) - Fifth person to drop out, at over 5 minutes in (5th/9).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 17 IC: (Ball on paddle) - One of five people with two or fewer balls placed (tie-2nd/6).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 19 RC: "Push Me, Pull You" - Second person to drop out, fairly quickly (7th/8).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 19 IC: (Ropes, pole, puzzle) - Makes it to the final stage, but fades on the puzzle (3rd/8).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 20 IC: (Seated chimney) - Fifth person out, circa 15 minutes in (3rd/7).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 21 IC: (Water obstacles, word puzzle) - Third to the word puzzle, but does not win (tie-2nd/6).
    • AU: All-Stars Ep. 22 IC: (Trip obstacle, tiles) - Not close to challenging Brooke's lead (tie-2nd/5).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

    • AU: All-Stars: None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 17
    Played: 31
    Win%: 0.55
    Sat out: 5
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 11
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 54.4%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50%
'Tarzan' Herlaar - Tribal Council record
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep4 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (1/0):

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 4: Hunts for an idol after the IC, and finds it. He gives it to Tessa to use. She does so at the following Tribal, which ends up voiding six votes, leaving Tarzan with the next-highest total (3), booting him (Day 11).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (1/3):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • AU: 2017, Ep. 4: Three votes, from Jarrad, Locky, and Peter (idoled out, [0]-3-1).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • AU: 2017: None.
  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars Tribal (click to expand/collapse)

    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • AU: All-Stars: None yet.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/14):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 22: Received three votes, from David, Moana, and Sharn (voted out, 3-1-[0]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • AU: All-Stars, Ep. 24: Voted for David Genat, who won, 8-1.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 11
    Tribals: 17
    VAP: 6
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
'Tarzan' Herlaar - Pictures
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars image gallery (click to expand/collapse)
'Tarzan' Herlaar - Interviews
'Tarzan' Herlaar - Bios
  • SAU2 logo AU: 2017 bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Ten SurvivorAU: 2017 bio excerpts (July, 2017):


    "With his beloved wife, two children and six grandchildren at home cheering him on, lime farmer Mark is going to play hard and will not let his age stop him from giving the younger contestants a run for their money.


    Mark owned and built a multi-million dollar insulation business but lost it all when the Government introduced the rebate scheme, so he decided to rebuild his life as a regional lime farmer. The hardworking farmer has also sold firewood, worked in flea markets and invested in property and the stockmarket.


    While he may have achieved a lot professionally, Mark’s family means more to him.


    “My kids and my wife are amazing people and so full of love for each other and that’s pretty significant. For my grandkids to sit there and see Poppy on television and be like ‘That’s my Poppy’, I want to win it for that.”


    Getting into the island vibe, Mark was recently in Vanuatu with his son where they built a grass hut and ate coconuts for two days. “We roughed it but I don’t know how I’m going to do it for 55 days. I don’t like sleeping on the ground,” he said.


    “I keep fit everyday by working and at least three times a week, I’ll do a long walk. I’m pretty good for 51, I think. I should be ready to take on these kids.”


    Mark is a firm believer in doing the right thing but knows that when it comes to Australian Survivor, his moral compass may start to falter.


    “My word is my bond and I teach my children and grandchildren that and we never break that. But this is a game. The door to the universe is wide open so I will jump in and see where I land. I have every faith in myself to do it. I don’t know how but I will do it.”"


  • SAU5 logo AU: All-Stars bio (click to expand/collapse)

    Official Ten SurvivorAU: All-Stars bio excerpts (February 3, 2020):


    "The sweet lime farmer from Queensland, Tarzan may not be the biggest strategist but he’s one of the most loved players in Australian Survivor history. Tarzan, aka Mark, became a father figure to his tribe and even gave up an Immunity Idol that he found to help his mate, Tessa.


    This time, he’s learnt a few more tricks to playing the game but will still be the Tarzan people know and love. “My Survivor game plan is to become all things to all men and women, gain their confidence and have them take me as far in the game as possible. I might have to turn on people at some point, but I really will try not to and will kill me to do it.


    “My biggest goal in all of this is to be in it from day 1 to 50 – either in the final two or somewhere in the Jury. I just want to be part of it all!”


    Leaving his family at home, Tarzan likes to make the most of life and feels like Australian Survivor is the same. “I see this as an opportunity as the preparation for life. If you can do this at any level, you can do anything. I feel like it’s meant to be coming back for another round, I won’t take it for granted and I’m excited to see everything that might come from it.”"