Red tour


Join us on this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand.  Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths.

Learn about:

  • Early female impersonators
  • The Salvation Army and homosexual law reform
  • Community icons giving back
  • Social meeting places
  • Infamous local hate crimes
  • A landmark church service on homosexuality

Next tour:  upcoming tour dates are listed here

Starts: Te Aro (exact start location is given when you register)

Ends: St Peter’s church, Willis Street

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost / Bookings: the tour is free but you do need to register via our website

Areas covered: Pukeahu Park, Tory Street, Vivian Street, Cuba Street and Willis Street.

Features:  Amazon Softball Club, Amy Bock, Audre Lorde, Bea Arthur, Bette Armstrong, Brian Brake, Bill Bain, Carmen’s International Coffee Lounge, Carmen Rupe, Chrissy Witoko, Club 41, Circle magazine, Edith Eger, Eugene Falleni, Evergreen Cafe, Frankie Lund, Harold Gillies, Jeff Whittington, Johnny Croskery, Kiwi Concert Party, Lesbian Club, Miles Radcliffe, Pasi Tunupopo, Porleen Simmons, Purple Onion, Ralph Dyer, Rev. Annette Cater, Rev. Godfrey Wilson, Robert Gant, Ronald Trifero Nelson, Salvation Army, St Peter’s Willis Street and Tom McLean.

Previous tour dates: 1 October 2017, 7 January 2018, 10 March 2018, 3 June 2018, 9 September 2018, 6 January 2019, 5 May 2019, 23 February 2020 (NZSL interpreter), 2 August 2020.