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, 9 February 2021

Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) Experiences - Luke Mahon

LandSAR provide a vital and interesting service that we often we hear about, but do not need. Luke Mahon will talk about some of his experiences in Canterbury.

Supper duty: Tanya Jacobson and Margot Bowden

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Annual General Meeting and the Pacific Crest Trail - Penny Webster

Penny Webster managed to walk the Pacific Crest Trail along the Pacific Ocean seaboard of the United States during Covid conditions last year. Come and hear some of her tales of trails.


Tuesday, 16 February

Mary Duncan Park, Port Hills

Come and join us for a scenic walk through Mary Duncan Park, Port Hills. Meet at the entrance to Mary Duncan Park, Port Hills Road at 6pm. There is parking across the street from the entrance to the park.

Dinner at 7.15pm at Valley Inn Tavern, 2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley. To view the menu:

Please let Margot know if you are coming for dinner by Sunday, 14 February. Contact: or 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 Strowan (Brian Smith), Halswell (Merv Meredith), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).