Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

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PTC is one of Christchurch's largest tramping clubs.

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Peninsula Tramping Club is a large friendly club offering a wide range of trips, mostly in the central part of the South Island. See the trip list to see where we are going in the next month, or trip reports to see where we have been in the past.

The club consists of people of all ages who tramp for recreation.

We organise regular trips to cater for people of different levels of fitness and tramping experience. Our trips range from easy to hard, and may be anything from day trips to long weekends to a week or more.

We also hold a monthly club meeting, and a variety of social events.

CLUB NIGHTS are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Baptist Church Hall at 286 Oxford Terrace. This is located on the corner of Madras Street and Oxford Terrace, (see map) starting promptly at 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.30.

Hiring club gear for private trips. If you require tramping gear for a private trip and it is available on your dates, club members can hire out the PTC gear - contact the Quartermaster. Please note however that you will be responsible for the costs of any loss or damage at the value at the time of hire.


Tuesday 9 Nov

Banks Peninsula Volcanology

Geologist Sam Hampton will tell us about the ancient history of our local peninsula.

Imagine Christchurch without our excellent nearby harbours and bays and no local hills to ramble on.

Tuesday 14 Dec

Club Night Frivolity

A light-hearted activity to see out the year.

Bring something for supper.


Croquet and BBQ Wednesday 17 Nov

Geoff Price and Gwyntha Taylor have kindly invited us to their Croquet Club then to their home for a BBQ. The greens are booked for Wednesday 17 November. The cost is $5 green fee per person, which includes use of club mallets. John and Eileen Borner have confirmed they are also available to help with instruction. Beginners welcome! What is Croquet? A bit like snooker on grass. A game of skill and strategy, angles, tactics and guile.

Meet at 6pm at United Croquet Club in Hagley Park, next to the tennis club, with access signposted from Riccarton Avenue. There is a carpark next to the clubhouse. Wear flat shoes. After packing up at 7.15pm we will head to Geoff and Gwyntha’s home at 1 Le Cascina Lane - a private lane off Brockworth Place south of the mosque, and close to Deans Avenue. Parking is the 4 car parks in the lane, or on Brockworth Place. They have a large house, so no restriction on numbers for dinner. Bring a salad or dessert to share.  BYO drinks and meat or vege alternative. BBQs will be provided for you to cook your own meat. If the weather is bad, we'll go to Geoff & Gwyntha’s and start the BBQ at 6pm.

Dinner names to Maureen Thompson 021 266 5778 or If you'd like a map, we can send you one. If you are dead keen to start earlier than 6pm, let Geoff know (027 343 5000).


For trips in the next month or so, please see the Trips page.


Personal Locator Beacons

PLBs for the trip leaders to use (or members’ private hire) are located at Halswell (Merv Meredith), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).