Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

Welcome to the PTC Home Page 

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 13 February

Members’ Photos
Rummage through your best tramping photos and take them along to share on our first club night of the year. They can tell the story of a trip you’ve done recently or be just a miscellany of tramping trips.

Tue 12 March

PTC AGM followed by Tramping Food Ideas
After the AGM you can SPILL THE BEANS on the tramping food you take on trips—not main course recipes such as we have on our website. Take a few minutes to tell us about your favourites. It could be what you have for lunch on a day trip, or how you wrap it so it doesn’t get crushed, or what you make for lunch on the third day. Or the special treat you add to breakfast, or supper. We would love to know any little morsels of inspiration. Email Merv before the club night to offer your culinary tip.


Tuesday 20 February Sign of the Bellbird walk and picnic

Take a BYO picnic dinner and rug or chair to the Sign of the Bellbird. There's a new car-park over the road and a toilet near the shelter. Gather at the shelter at 6.15pm for a short walk with superb views or just relax and chat. Regroup for dinner at 7pm. Maureen will take a gas cooker and ingredients for hot chocolate or coffee and marshmallows. BYO mug. Moon-rise 6.30pm and sunset 8.30pm.
Contact Maureen Thompson 021 266 5778,

If the weather is bad we could do it later in the week.


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).