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Father & Son Weekend... coming soon!

Posted by coondog on 25 August 2015


We've locked in another Wildman Father & Son Weekend! And this one promises to be the best yet!

Over the weekend of 20-22 November, dads and their boys will descend (or ascend!) upon Wildman HQ, deep in the Makakahi Valley - about 25mins from Raetihi. It promises to be a fantastic couple of days with plenty of adventure to be had! You'll learn bushcraft skills, navigation, get to play with fire ... as well as shoot rifles and shotguns, eat hearty food cooked over open fires, sleep under the stars and much, much more! And most importantly, it'll be a great bonding time between father and son. Guaranteed, it'll be a weekend to remember!

We've also got a special guest joining us. Brando Yelavich (aka Wildboy) was the first person to circumnavigate New Zealand's coastline. This life-changing adventure took him 600 days to complete as he walked (with everything on his back) the 8000 plus kilometres of coast. He's recently released a book about his journey, and he'll be sharing some of his adventures, mishaps, and life-and-death experiences with us - some inspiring stuff!

Wildboy book

Ok, now for the details: The cost for the weekend is $295 per father and son couple - which includes everything except your transport to the event! Yep, we realise that's incredibly cheap, but it gets better! Thanks to some extra available funds, we've got a pretty sweet deal on offer. If you invite another father and son pair, they'll only have to pay $120! I know, crazy eh! The only catch is, you have to register and pay a deposit together. It's first-come, first-served - which is why we've offered it to our supporters first. We can only fit 12 couples into the course, so if you want to come, you need to book in asap.

For more info, or to find out how to make a booking, email us on info@wildman.co.nz and we'll send you out an information pack. Alternatively, you can phone Mike on 021 498 763 or if you prefer, you can use Facebook to contact us (see link at the top of the page).