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, 13 April

Rod Donald Trust and the Te Ahu Patiki project – Suky Thompson

Suky will speak about the Trust’s work and the Te Ahu Patiki project to purchase Mt Herbert and Bradley for a conservation park. More information about the Trust and the project can be found at

Supper Duty: Tanya Jacobson and Margot Bowden

Tuesday, 11 May

Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

Club member Maureen Whalen will tell us of her travels to lesser-known Sub-Antarctic islands.


Tuesday 20 April

Wigram Airfield, Evening Walk and Dinner

Explore the birthplace of Canterbury aviation. Take-off along the original runway. Explore great examples of mixed housing areas, from apartment dwellings, town houses, small and large sections. Pass historic airfield landmarks and innovative subdivision landscaping features. Finally land on the original runway ready for a meal at the Chinese Wok Restaurant on The Runway in the Landing, Wigram Skies Town Centre.

Meet at 6pm on the corner of The Runway and Corsair Drive. Parking available at New World and The Landing off Skyhawk Road. Dinner is at 7:15pm. Bookings for dinner to Margot by Sunday 18 April. phone 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).