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 10 May

Cycling Home from London

After living in the UK for 9 years Kylie Pfauf-Stephens. decided to head home to New Zealand. But not conventionally. By bicycle. By herself. The journey would take Kylie nearly two years to complete and take her through 23 countries. She pledged not to take a single plane. After all, Kiwi birds don’t fly they?

Tuesday 14 June

PTC Alpine Trips

Geoff Spearpoint has been leading alpine tramping trips for PTC for many years. The last three have been to the Mathias River in 2020, the Rakaia River in 2021 and the Paringa/Otoko Rivers in 2022. Different areas with different challenges. Gary Huish will treat us to some great stories and spectacular photographs from these three adventures.


Urumau Reserve Loop Lyttelton then coffee

Tuesday 24 May

Meet 9.30am in Lyttelton near the Police Station, corner of Oxford St and Sumner Road. We’ll head up various staircases and tracks to Urumau Reserve stopping for a break to admire the harbour views. Return via pine forest mountain bike tracks. We aim to be back by 11.30am for coffee in one of the London Street cafes. 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).