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 ▶
Sunday 13 June: Sanctuary to Sea - Zealandia to Kaiwharawhara
This is a mostly downhill walk taking 3 to a maximum of 4 hours, if we dally a lot. It links green areas you may never have found! There's only a couple of ups ... promise. It's a one way walk, so best done by public transport. And our coffee break may be the coffee cart at Crofton Downs railway station, when we are half way, so be prepared with thermos and snacks to see you through. The station at Crofton Downs also offers those wishing to do only a short walk a chance to return to Wellington. Otherwise we'll go down through Trelissick Park to Kaiwharawhara, where we can catch a bus or walk back to the city.
Getting there Meet at the bus stop at the bottom of Lambton Quay
(outside a former chemist shop) to catch the 10.01am No.2 bus to Karori. We get off at the first
stop after the tunnel. We can wait and meet in the Zealandia overflow carpark, corner of Birdwood Ave.
Phone Lainey 04 973 3882 or 027 3039006 for information or to say you are coming.
Occasional drinks & dinner at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki
Usually held on the third Friday of the month at Finns Bar, Paekākāriki.
Next: Friday 17 June from 5.30 pm
Please phone Finns and add you name to Sally’s table 04 292 8081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and book a seat at Sally's table if you intend staying for dinner. It is a busy place and helps the staff if they can reserve the right sized table.
Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge
LILAC open on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm. The
LILAC Lounge will offer more social, and less book-ish activities. They're aiming for a simple,
and reasonably predictable monthly rotation. All lesbians welcome
Level 2, 187 Willis Street (there is a lift)
- 15 June: No LILAC Lounge
- 22 June 6:30pm: Ukeleles sing! Just a bit of fun, a strum (if you’re so inclined) and some songs.
More info on the Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge webpage
Blondini's drinks at Scotty & Mal's
A relaxing gathering usually held every second and fourth Friday of the month, at Scotty and Mal’s, 176 Cuba St from 5.30. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us. Follow on facebook.
Next: Friday 25 June
Polari - Fantabulosa!
Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington on a Friday, sometimes late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for the next date.
Next: Friday 25 June @ S&M's Bar, 175 Cuba St
LILAC - the Lesbian Library
LILAC is a lending library for lesbians and queer women with a great selection of books, DVDs and magazines. It is at 187 Willis Street, 2nd floor (flat access from the street, lift). More info on the LILAC website at lilac.lesbian.net.nz including an online catalogue.
LILAC is open:
- Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 pm
- Thursdays 11 am-2 pm
- Saturdays 11 am-2 pm
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.
Les Ukes - ukelele lessons
Stitch and Butch
A group of fun supportive queer folk who enjoy being crafty with yarn (while
yarning craftily). Their creations adorn bike stands and bollards around the CBD and
they are always preparing for their next splash of colour to brighten our city.
They meet Mondays, 6-8 pm at at St Andrews on the Terrace in the Rainbow Room on the second floor. Cost – koha.
Bring along your own project – their knowledge can solve many problems, or contribute
to their collective work. Or come just for some friendly company and a cup of tea (sometimes
there is even cake!)
They welcome donations of wool, yarn or thread. And they can find ways to recycle clothes and kitchen excess when you de-clutter. ... check their facebook page.
Social media groups
Suddenly the place to be ...
- lgbtqi+ Out & About Wellington for letting non-straight women know what's on in Wellington and surrounds
- Wellington Rainbow Families
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - lots of chat ...
- LEZconnect NZ - a safe space for lesbians to share experiences, ask for advice and insight, chat and meet new people
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women
- Lemon Tea Wellington lesbian, bi & mtf trans dining and social group
- Queer whānau building Pōneke - A Wellington based group for queer whānau of every kind. Have kids, dream of a family, dedicated Aunty, straight parents with queer kids and more
- Rainbow families NZ - a friendly forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, prospective parents, and their families
- plus a list of LGBTQ groups on our Rainbow page