Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

Welcome to the PTC Home Page

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.

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 8 Nov


What connects the aurora, the Vatican, laughing gas, whistlers, Eunice Foote, sprites, cosmic rays and degeneracy? Graham Townsend will connect the dots for us in this illustrated, hands-on wander through assorted fun bits of atmospheric science. You will even see some relevance to our outdoor pursuits.

Tuesday 13 Dec


Enjoy a Christmas quiz and super supper on our last club night of the year.

Bring a plate of supper food.


Tuesday 22 November Social Walk and Dinner

Leaving from Longhurst commercial area we walk through Murphys Reserve to Quaifes Road, Springlands Reserve, a regenerating wetlands area.

Dining at 7pm at Supa Panda Restaurant, 2/1 Hamill Road, Longhurst, Halswell.

For the menu see:

Meet at 6pm in Hamill Road near the Caulfield Avenue intersection.

Please let Margot know if you plan to dine, by Sunday 20 Nov. 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 Halswell (Merv Meredith), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).