What's on in Lesbian Wellington


Lesbian Overland and Café Club

The Lesbian Overland and Café Club is a social walking group for lesbians and their women friends. Young or not so young, we'd love you to join us. We choose walks from the Wellington region, alternating between Kapiti, Wellington, the Hutt Valley and sometimes the Wairarapa, starting and often finishing in a local café ... more ▶

Saturday/Sunday 11th-12th February: Kaitoki Regional Park

The February Lesbian Overlanders and women friends walk will be at Kaitoke Regional Park in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. Join us for a relaxing day of walking, swimming, picnicking and exploring. Some of us will be camping overnight on the Saturday.
Meet in the main carpark by 10.15am Sunday 12th Febuary and together plan our day and choose our walk. Entry is via Waterworks Road (off SH2) - see the map on the Overlanders page.

Bring your own food and water, togs, plenty of sunscreen, sunhat, durable footwear, and warm waterproof clothing.

Contact Mary on 027 027 6261271 to let us know if you'll be joining the camping or the walk.
Contact Ellen 027 2094004 if you want a ride on Sunday morning from the Petone station or Lower Hutt.

Camping fees (adult): $8 per night (unpowered); $16 per night (powered)


Sunday 12th March: Zealandia

A ramble in Zealandia, Wellington's amazing wildlife sanctuary. This season's chicks will have fledged and be learning their adult songs, tuatara and lizards may be out sunning themselves, and we can learn about recent arrivals in the sanctuary. Plus a visit to the Overlanders seat in Zealandia ... more ▶.


Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki

Held (usually) on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 17th February from 5.30 pm

Please phone Finns and add your [first] name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email finnshotel2021@hotmail.com and book a seat at Sally's table.

The Sapphic Affair ball

The Sapphic Affair Ball

Saturday 3rd June 7pm @ Naumi Studio Hotel, 213 Cuba Street

A ball for sapphic-minded people! Held in the queer capital of the world, Wellington, there aren't many other events like this! The ball is to be held in June 2023, and the theme is the authentic self! There are only 170 tickets available so get in quick!

Tickets $83.50 (incl. fee) on eventfinda. Follow on facebook

LILAC library

LILAC  - Wellington's Lesbian Library

LILAC is a lending library for lesbians and queer women with a great selection of books, DVDs and magazines. It is at level 2, 187 Willis Street (flat access from the street, lift).
More info on the LILAC website at lilac.lesbian.net.nz - try the TinyCat searchable catalogue.

LILAC is open:

LILAC Book Group.

LILAC Book Group

The LILAC Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library - taking a break in January. Tea and coffee are available and there may be bikkies. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.

  • Wednesday 15 February, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
  • featuring favourite holiday reading ... more info on the Book Group's webpage
Sketch Group at LILAC.

Sketch Group at LILAC

DRAWING inspiration from the lives of lesbians. An informal sketching group will meet at the LILAC Lounge on the 4th Wednesday of the month 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Next Wednesday 22nd February
BYO your sketch pad, pencils etc, or some provided.
Tea/coffee available. Koha


Femmes & Thems comedy

Friday 24th March 8 pm @ The Fringe Bar

A fine line-up of women, non-binary, & gender non-conforming funny folk. Featuring the best non-male performers on the comedy scene joining forces to bring the funnies to your Friday nights!
Produced by Wellington whirlwind producer Creatif Kate.
More on eventfinda - tix without dinner $25 plus fee. Follow on facebook


Polari  - Fantabulosa!

Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington, usually on a Friday, sometimes late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for more info.

Kāpiti lesbians dining out

Potlucks are held on the Kāpiti Coast, usually on the first Saturday of the month. Lesbians from any area is welcome to attend - bring a mains or dessert to share, beverage of your choice. Singles and couples are welcome, as are visiting lesbians. The dates and venues are advertised via Leonie's email list.

LILAC has a Kāpiti service - bringing books, DVDs etc plus membership forms - to the monthly dinners so that women can join the library and borrow. Check the LILAC website for more information.

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