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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. Search our trips list to see where we have been.

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.

Various instruction courses run each year to improve members' skills for back country tramping.

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 , 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, 11 June


Club Members Photos 

Come and share your tramping photos with fellow club members. Book in (early) your 10 minute (or less) presentation with Brian Smith. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assemble your presentation and bring it to club night on a flash drive or laptop, and give it to Brian, by 7.30pm.

Tuesday, 9 July

Pack raft 

Pack Rafting – ‘The high-tech alternative to inner-tubes’.

People have been floating down New Zealand rivers for many years in a variety of craft. Pack-rafts have been refined to be both portable enough to be carried on tramping trips, and are sufficiently manoeuvrable to descend major rivers. Come and hear about their history and development.



Tuesday, 18 June

Walk and pot luck dinner at Heather and Kevin's

Take a leap into the unknown beyond Google Earth and enjoy a tour of one of Christchurch's newest developing neighbourhoods!

Meet at 6.30pm for a short walk, and 7pm for the pot luck dinner at Heather and Kevin Hughes, 56 Luxembourg Crescent, Halswell. Any queries, please phone Heather 332 6281.

To find their house, use the map, Google maps will give you the wrong directions. NOTE no access of John Paterson Drive

56m Luxembourgh Cresent

Tuesday, 16 July

Movie night and dinner.

Remember the Beatles? Meet first for a drink or dinner then enjoy a bit of nostalgia. Time and location to be advised, probably the movie at the Academy with dinner at Indian Pearl Restaurant, 352 Colombo St.

“Yesterday” is a 2019 British musical comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually). Himesh Patel ( BBC's Eastenders) stars as a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Names for the dinner will be required in advance. More details in the July Footnotes.

Any queries, please contact: Maureen Thompson Ph: 021 266 5778 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Committee will be making a submission on the draft management plans for Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. The plans contain proposals to manage high visitor numbers to the Mt Cook Village Hooker Valley area and a new approach to managing aircraft activity in the parks. If you have any comments or suggestions on the draft management plans, please send them to me by Sunday, 28 October. A link to the draft plans can be found here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2018/have-your-say-aorakimount-cook-and-westland-tai-poutini-national-park-plan-reviews/.



 PLBs for the trip leaders to use (or members’ private hire) are located at Strowan (Brian Smith), Halswell (Merv Meredith) and Beckenham (Maureen Whalen)

Email us

If you want to find out more, email Kevin Hughes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.