Brando Yelavich was born in Auckland where he spent most of his school years, slowly falling off the rails. A life-changing journey taught him much about life and gave him the foundations to grow into a successful explorer and motivational speaker. In 2015 he published a bestselling memoir, Wildboy: An Epic Trek around the Coast of New Zealand and his follow up, To the Edge and Back, was published in 2017. You can follow Brando at Wildboyadventures.com
The full story of Brando 'Wildboy' Yelavich's whirlwind tour of the coastline of New Zealand: 8000km almost entirely on foot. Extreme adventure, near misses, good sorts, and one beautiful country – Wildboy has it all!