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 (Brian Smith). 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 8 June

Photo Night

Rummage through your tramping photos and share them at club night. Tell Brian you’d like to exhibit, before the night, and put a ten minute (or less) selection on a memory stick, with files labelled so they show in the right order.

Tuesday 13 July

The Lonely Islands’ Evolution

Long-standing PTC member and former president Terry Thomsen is about to launch his new book "The Lonely Islands". Terry will talk to us on the book's subject, which delves into the origin and evolution of NZ's native plants and animals and the factors that make natural NZ unique. Terry will cover the big picture stuff, but also focus on features specific to Canterbury–Westland, such as development of our alpine flora and fauna.


Wednesday 30 June

Tirama Mai lighting trail. Dinner at Sakimoto

Tīrama Mai, meaning to illuminate or bring light, celebrates Matariki, our people and our landscape. Christchurch’s central city will be transformed with a series of innovative lighting installations, projections and illuminated artworks created by some of Canterbury's best lighting artists and creative minds.

Meet at 6pm outside Sakimoto in Cathedral Junction, Worcester Street. Explore the lighting trails, then back to Sakimoto for dinner at 7.15pm. The meals are very reasonably priced. Dinner bookings to Maureen Thompson 021 266 5778 or by Sunday 27 June. No need to book for the walk.


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 Strowan (Brian Smith), Halswell (Merv Meredith), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).