Join us on this free 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington looking at sites of significance to Wellington’s LGBTI rainbow communities. Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths.
While many of the buildings still exist, the inhabitants and their activities have changed dramatically over time. This walk tour gives you an opportunity to be transported back to earlier days to discover stories of courage and resilience while standing in the locations where it all happened.
The tour recounts stories drawn from our other tours – making it a great introduction to our larger series of monthly LGBTI rainbow walk tours in Wellington. We’ll visit Carmen’s curio shop, stop by the infamous Club Exotic, talk about a poetic same-sex romance, visit the site of the discreet Dorian Society and more.
Next tour: (to be confirmed)
Starts: Outside of Thistle Hall, Cuba Street
Ends: Corner of Manners and Victoria Streets
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost / Bookings: free – no need to book. Just turn up, but please check the Facebook page for weather related cancellations.
Areas covered: Upper Cuba Street, Vivian Street, Upper Willis Street, Manners Street
If you would like to take this tour virtually, click on the video below:
Previous tour dates: 22 September 2019, 6 October 2019, 5 January 2020, 3 May 2020 (virtual), 26 September 2020 (NZSL interpreter)