Violet tour


Join us on this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand and learn about:

  • Homosexual Law Reform
  • LGBTI rainbow personalities
  • Churches and LGBTI rainbow communities
  • Imprisonment on Matiu Somes Island
  • A WW1 same-sex love story

Next tour:  Upcoming tour dates are listed here

Starts: Thorndon area (exact start location is given when you register)

Ends: Frank Kitts Park on the waterfront

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Accessibility: Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths, although there is a section where we will take the steps from The Terrace down to Lambton Quay (an alternative route can be taken).

Areas covered: Parliament, The Terrace, Lambton Quay, Midland Park and the waterfront.

Features: Access Radio, Alexander Turnbull, AIDS Support Network, British High Commission, Bruce Burnett, Daniel Fielding, Fran Wilde, Frank Sargeson, Gareth Farr, Gay BC, Georgina Beyer, Gerald Haxton, Gerald Wall, Gilbert Baker, The Glamaphones, Dr Hjelman von Danneville, Lesbian Programme, Katherine Mansfield, Maata Mahupuku, Peter Cuthbert, Rev. Dr Margaret Mayman, Roy Ayling, New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, Norman Gibson, Norman Jones, Rupert Brooke, Salvation Army, Shelley Te Waiariki Howard, Somerset Maugham, St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Tom McLean, Venn Young and Warren Freer.

If you would like to take this tour virtually, click on the video below:

Previous tour dates: 4 June 2017, 2 July 2017, 3 September 2017, 3 December 2017,  4 March 2018, 6 May 2018, 5 August 2018, 4 November 2018, 24 March 2019, 7 July 2019, 3 November 2019, 8 March 2020 (NZSL interpreter), 7 June 2020 (virtual), 6 September 2020 (virtual), 4 October 2020