Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

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Covid 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. 

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.


Tue 14 November

Further Faster Gear Talk
We will be treated to a review of some of the adventure gear that this sporting goods retailer stocks, enabling users to go higher, lower, safer, drier, further and faster.

Tue 12 December

Christmas Club Night
A fun evening where teams will compete in a range of challenges and games.
Bring food for supper.


Avon/Otakaro River New Brighton Ramble then dinner at Phad Thai Restaurant
Tuesday 21 November

Meet at the corner of Beresford Street and Oram Ave, New Brighton for a 6pm start. We will walk along the banks of the Avon River before returning to the Phad Thai Restaurant, 59 Brighton Mall, New Brighton for dinner at 7pm. Dinner bookings to Margot Bowden by 6pm Sunday 19 Nov.

Phone 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 Halswell (Merv Meredith), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).