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. Please note however that you will be responsible for the costs of any loss or damage at the value at the time of hire.


Tue 11 June

Back Country Trust Hut Restoration
In January a PTC work party led by Mike Bourke helped finish restoration work on Griffin Creek Hut. Then in February a PTC crew helped on a major job on Yeats Ridge Hut, inland from Hokitika. All this was coordinated by Ollie Clifton of the BCT. Ollie is coming to talk to us about the bigger picture of the trust’s funding and work over the last ten years on huts that would otherwise become derelect. With volunteer help BCT has restored and maintained many huts and bivs.

Tue 9 July

Hiking adventure in Greenland

Linda Lillburne and two friends planned and organised a hiking trip to South Greenland that involved pack-rafting, dramatic views that easily compensated for the midges, dodging a polar bear and bush bashing in a country that is tree-less!



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).