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. 

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 Mar

AGM and Photographic Trip Reports

Starting promptly at 7.30pm the AGM will precede a photographic presentation of some trips that members have done.

Tuesday 11 Apr

Treasures and Artifacts

Bring along items of interest that have a little story attached. You will give a one or two-minute talk telling of its provenance and may show a photo to explain. Most items will relate to tramping or travels and be like Antiques Roadshow, but for the natural world. If you have a part of an alien spacecraft, we’ll give you three minutes.


Tuesday 21 March

Ilam Gardens and the University then pot luck at Margaret's place

Meet at 34A Peer St, Ilam (up a drive to the right) at 6pm. We'll explore Ilam Gardens and maybe the University area, getting back to Margaret Clark's home at about 7.15pm. Bring a dish to share, drinks, your own plates and implements, a bag to take home your dirty dishes and a chair. Some chairs provided. A torch might be handy. Margaret will provide tea and coffee. You could park in Brodie Street as there is a walkway at the end of Villa Grove that conveniently leads to Peer Street. For dinner, book with

Maureen Thompson by Sunday 20 March. Ph 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), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).