Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail is set to return next month on Discovery and Discovery+, and the new season will take fans to New Zealand with Parker Schnabel traveling the world to find new riches.
Discovery Channel revealed more about the series’ return in a press release.
“In the adventure of a lifetime, 27-year-old Parker Schnabel travels farther than ever in search of gold. Parker and his friends are heading to New Zealand – the land of sharks, hobbits, fat gold and revolutionary mining gear.To gain an edge at home, the team heads deep into the wilderness to explore all that this unique land has to offer and take Parker’s mining to the next level.
An all-new season of GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL premieres Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and streams on Discovery+. In addition to watching GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL on Discovery and Discovery+, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #GOLDRUSH and following Gold Rush on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
After capping off an epic $15 million season in the Yukon, Parker once again rolled the dice, depositing nearly $200,000 of his own gold on Fairbanks property in his home state of Alaska. There’s a huge profit to be made in the field, but he’ll need to find specialized equipment to process the clay-rich soil before he can get any. It’s a state-of-the-art car wash he needs…and he’s going to travel the world to find it.
Parker thinks New Zealand is the only other place in the world with the engineering prowess to give him a real shot at a huge payday in Alaska. Home to some of the most forward-thinking miners, Parker and his team quickly learn that this remote island is full of chalk, harsh, high-risk environments, and secretive Kiwi mining communities that aren’t so quick to give a a helping hand to a fellow competitor.
A journey as epic as it is risky, Parker and his crew find adventure at every turn as they explore all that this land has to offer. Whether it’s scaling the Franz Josef Glacier to find the source of New Zealand’s famous west coast gold, or taking a breathtaking jet boat trip down the Kokatahi River, Parker’s greatest test will be to face his fears with a gold prospecting dive in shark-infested waters. .
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL is produced for Discovery by Raw Television, where Sam Maynard, Craig Blackhurst and Peter Campion are executive producers, Adam Hayes is executive producer and Sophie Hales is series producer. For Discovery, Carter Figueroa is executive producer and Jessica Mollo is coordinating producer.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to a new season of Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail on the Discovery Channel next month?