Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

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Covid Policy

In keeping with recent changes in government policy, PTC no longer requires people to have vaccine passes in order to participate in club trips and activities.

Members can use their own discretion about when they wish to wear face masks.

If you are feeling unwell please do not participate in club activities until you feel better and have no symptoms.

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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 13 Sept

Tarn Col 2008 & 2022, Tramping Gear Freebies & Auction, Map Folding

Two very different Tarn Col trips, then an auction of some major donated items that can include items you bring on the night. Less valuable items can just be put on the free-stuff table with our excess of first-aid items. But wait, there's more. We have been given all 50-series maps of the South Island in sheet form, so will ask you to help fold them.

Tuesday 11 Oct

3 Steps for Life

Delivered by Volunteer Community Educators, this programme is a free one-hour session and consists of public awareness sessions of basic CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training. It gives participants the skills and confidence to respond to someone in cardiac arrest by ① Calling 111, ② Starting CPR, and ③ Using an AED.


Mid-week morning walk through Redwood parks.

Wednesday 21 September

Meet at Redwood Park on Sturrocks Rd at 9.15 am. Plenty of angled parking. Walk through several pretty Redwood parks then traverse Styx Mill, coming back via Northwood lanes and Regents Park Drive. Takes about 2 hours. We can have a quick stop half-way for a drink or snack and head to a local cafe afterwards. Cosy Cafe is nearby. No need to book.

Enquiries to Maureen Thompson 021 266 5778,


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).