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 14 June

PTC Alpine Trips and 90th Anniversary Commemoration

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.

Supper will include a cake-cutting to mark the club’s 90th anniversary.

Tuesday 12 July

The intelligence of water

Jacques Benveniste, will describe his "discovery" that water is an intelligent

liquid. He will explain why water is able to remember events long after all traces of those events have vanished—his proposed explanation for homeopathy


Tirama Mai Light Show then dinner at Mumbaiwala Wednesday 29 June

Celebrate Matariki by exploring the Tiramai Mai light displays in the city centre. Meet at 6pm at the main entrance archway of Te Pai Convention Centre on Oxford Terrace. We will walk to Mumbaiwala (120 Hereford St) via the various light installations, arriving at the restaurant by 7.15pm.

Dinner bookings to Margot Bowden by Sunday 26 June. 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).