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 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 (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, 14 July

PTC Alpine Tramping Trips – Geoff Spearpoint and Others

Join PTC members talking about the alpine tramping trips to the Gardens of Eden and Allah in February 2019 and the Mathias Catchment in January 2020. Some tall tales, but mostly true about the club’s alpine travel in some of the South Island’s beautiful mountain scenery.

Tuesday, 11 August

PTC 2020 Photo competition

Come and share your best tramping photos with fellow club members. We encourage everyone to show some of your more recent trip photos, i.e. from 2018 onward, and they could include during, maybe, or post Covid-19.


Wednesday, 15 July

"Christchurch is lit" event followed by dinner.

One hour walk around central Christchurch to see the colourful lighting installations and interactive displays. Meet at 6pm outside Sakimo Japanese Bistro, 119 Worcester Street, Shop 16A Cathedral Junction. Dinner at 7.15pm at Sakimo Japanese Bistro, 119 Worcester Street, Shop 16A Cathedral Junction. Please let Maureeen know if you are coming to dinner. Contact: 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 Strowan (Brian Smith), Halswell (Merv Meredith), Cashmere (Diane Mellish), and Bishopdale (Kerry Moore).