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 9 July

Hiking adventure in Greenland

Linda Lillburne and two friends planned and organised a hiking trip to South Greenland that involved pack-rafting, dramatic views that easily compensated for the midges, dodging a polar bear and bush bashing in a country that is tree-less!

Tue 13 Aug

Winter Amusement
Bring out your inner performer by presenting a one minute, or less, amusing rendition from song lyrics, rhymes, comedy, TV or book. You may perform as a group and may get to do a second or third recital if time allows.


Tuesday 23 July 

The Tannery Morning Walk and Coffee
Meet at 9.30am inside The Tannery at the cinema end. We'll head down Cumnor Terrace along the new bike path, then do a loop back to The Tannery, where there are several options for coffee and treats. Under two hours. There could be a few muddy spots. If it's too wet for a walk we can meet at the same place at 10am for coffee. No need to book. 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), Marshlands (Graeme Nicholas), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).