Bear Grylls 'to be based in Wanaka'

Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls
High-profile TV adventurer Bear Grylls is returning to the South and will be based in Wanaka for two months, according to reports.

Fairfax media is reporting that the British survival expert, who found fame in the Discovery Channel's Man Vs Wild series, has leased office space in the town along with rooms for his crew at a Wanaka hotel.

Grylls filmed an episode of Man Vs Wild television in Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka, in 2011.