Native Medicine Workshop


Find native herbs and make your own medicinal products
For two people or more.

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Tour info

Allow 3 hours
Meet in Okere Falls
Tour Type:
Operating daily
Group size:
2 - 7 people

Special offer


We meet at the entrance to the Okere Falls subtropical rainforest. Here we will identify some of the most researched native New Zealand herbs growing in their natural environment, internationally recognised for their powerful medicinal properties (Manuka, Kawakawa, Kanuka). Once we have identified the herbs we will head back to the workshop. Each person will have an individual workstation to manufacture their beautiful products. We will discuss the medicinal actions of each plant, what phytochemicals the plants carry and what conditions are suitable for use.

At the end of this workshop you will know how to identify three popular native herbs, manuka, kawakawa, kanuka, understand the plant chemicals and why the herbs work for certain conditions, how to  make these herbs into healing balms and liquid extracts which you can use all year around for improved health. You will walk away with a clearer understanding of why herbal medicine is so special and widely used.

What you must bring: Appropriate clothing for the conditions, warm jacket, umbrella.

What it includes: herbal infusions of native herbs to sip on while learning, all manufacturing equipment, notes, a 50ml bottle of your own manufactured herbal extract, 20ml balm made from organic herbs, bees and trees, all grown on New Zealand soil.

Group sizes: Minimum of 2 people to run the workshop. Maximum of 7.

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What to bring

Appropriate clothing for the conditions

Warm jacket in winter