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, 9 February 2021

Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) Experiences - Luke Mahon

LandSAR provide a vital and interesting service that we often we hear about, but not need. Luke Mahon will talk about some of his experiences in Canterbury.


Tuesday 15th December

Christmas gathering at Kevin and Heather’s Hughes place, 56 Luxembourg Crescent, Halswell

Join us at 6pm for a Pukeko spotting stroll on the edge of Christchurch, or arrive at 7pm for the BBQ and Christmas Pud! BYO drinks and meat and a salad or dessert to share.

Please let Margot (03 332 7020 or know if you are coming for the barbeque by Sunday 13 December.

Tuesday 19 January

Pop Up Penguins Sculpture Trail

Join us on a tour to some of the Pop Up Penguins in central Christchurch City. These giant and little penguin sculptures are designed by local artists and school children, and each one is stunningly different.

Meet at 6pm at the corner of Manchester Street and Armagh Street, Margaret Mahy Playground. Dinner at 7.15pm at Sakimoto Japanese Bistro, 119 Worcester Street, Cathedral Junction. To view the menu:

Please let Margot know if you are coming for dinner by Sunday, 17 January. Contact: or 03 332 7020.


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).