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Using bikes enable us to get to three great foraging areas along the Pigeon Bay waterfront without effort or walking for hours. We will show you our favourite spots and introduce you to nature's pantry. Most plants that we will come across are widespread throughout New Zealand and found in many backyards and gardens.
Watch the video below to see what it's all about.
We'd love to see you there.






Pigeon Bay is 1 hour from Halswell.
Accommodation options in Pigeon Bay, surrounding bays and Akaroa.
A great opportunity to spend a day or a whole weekend on the Peninsula.

The tour starts at the waterfront in Pigeon Bay at 10am. We will bike, walk and forage for edible greens. The low tide at 1pm enables us to gather some mussels and seaweed from the beach.
We will prepare lunch together in the supper room kitchen at the Pigeon Bay hall.


Banks Peninsula has an abundance of wild edibles and to find over 100 species in a day is quite common. Learning which ones are edible, tasting them and preparing them for a meal brings us back to our roots as hunters and gatherers.

We not only feed our bodies with highly nutritious food that has not been tempered with through breeding techniques to increase shelf life and transportability, but we also feed our soul, reduce stress and reconnect to our primal inner being. For millions of years humans ate what they gathered on a daily basis. That we are removed from growing and foraging our food and are now buying it from a supermarket is only a blink in the timeline of human evolution. Connecting to our roots can have a significant effect on us.

During this foraging tour you will learn about many edible greens that are widespread throughout New Zealand and that can be found in many backyards. Cornelia will explain their nutritional and medicinal value and easy ways to prepare them.


Booking required.
For questions please contact Kai: [email protected]


More about Cornelia Holten

MEd (Integrative Learning), Certificate in Organic Horticulture and Herbal Medicine
Cornelia is an herbalist and slow food educator with a passion for simple living, DIY, herbs and self-sufficiency. A certificate in Organic Horticulture, the Soil Food Web, an Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine and living on a farm in Pigeon Bay equip her with a lot of knowledge and experience with growing food and living a healthy life. She is teaching workshops on sustainable food systems, whole foods, fermentation, primal diets and organic gardening. A thirst for knowledge and a passion for new scientific studies keep her well informed on those topics.

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