The Herald Sun reports
Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan's lavish and secluded former home is being used as the "introductions" venue for the eighth instalment of The Farmer Wants A Wife.
No doubt a few "shrimps on the barbie" will be had when the bachelors meet the wannabe farm girls.
Filming of Nine's reality dating show started last Wednesday at Hoges' former Spanish-style mansion, Cedar Springs, at Byron Bay, in northern NSW.
It's the first time after seven straight seasons the Hunter Valley will not be the backdrop for the start of the series.
Executive producer Caroline Spencer said the new location would help the show to feel more contemporary.
Two Victorian farmers were among seven in the running to compete in this year's series - Farmer Matt from Waubra, 33km from Ballarat, and Farmer Tom, from Beeac near Colac.
Farmer Wants A Wife is considered one of the more successful reality dating shows because it has continually pulled strong ratings.
It has resulted in five weddings, three de facto relationships and five children since its debut.
Hogan built Cedar Springs, on 46ha, in the 1990s after Crocodile Dundee's runaway success.
No doubt Cedar Springs' current owners, Sydney socialites Duncan and Sally Mount, hope someone falls in love with the house. It is on the market for about $8 million.