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 12 Oct

Tassie Travels

PTC member Dan Pryce will tell us about walking Tasmania’s Overland Track from Cradle Mountain through to Lake St Claire over a week in mid-June this year.

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park is one of Australia's most famous national parks, with its grand glaciated landscape and wonderful flora and fauna.

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


Tuesday 19 Oct

Heathcote River loop, Dinner at Hoi An House

Depart at 6pm from the corner of Lincoln and Curletts Roads for a walk along the Heathcote River loop in Canterbury Agricultural Park. Drive to Hoi An House, 265 Halswell Rd in time for dinner at 7.15pm. Dinner bookings to Margot Bowden by Sunday 17 October. Ph 03 332 7020 or


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).