Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

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Covid 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.


Tue 12 September

Federated Mountain Club
FMC works on behalf of its members for outdoor recreation in NZ.  Raymond Ford, PTC's successful nominee for the FMC Executive, and Paul McGahan will give an update on the role of FMC and the recent work of the executive.

Tue 10 October

Adventures in French Polynesia

Five groups of islands make up French Polynesia: The Society Islands Archipelago, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands. Janette Kear will tell us about her recent trip to parts of this scattered group of islands.


Monday 18 September Morning walk exploring Clifton Terrace

Depart 9am from near the corner of Marriner and Nayland Streets. Map. You can usually get a park in Nayland St. We will head up the Zig Zag which is a steady, gradual ascent to Brownlee Reserve with superb views of the coast and mountains. After a go on the flying fox we'll take various lanes down to Moncks Bay and return via Sumner Beach. If you'd like to download a free app called Adventure Lab (a bit like a treasure hunt), we could do the one along the beach. The walk should take under 2 hours. We can head to a local cafe afterwards. No need to book. Maureen Thompson 021 266 5778 or


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).