Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

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Our tramping trips and social events are running during Level 2, with contact tracing, social distancing and hygiene precautions in place.

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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, 13 October

Voyaging across the Pacific – Jane Robins

One woman’s journey to explore courage, where the vessel was a small yacht, sailing some 3, 800 miles or 6,110 kms across the Pacific Ocean from French Polynesia to Mexico.

Tuesday, 10 November

South Island Tramping Trips

Despite travel restrictions and weather events, PTC members have undertaken a number of trips recently. Come along and hear their tales of adventures in our own Covid-free back yard.


Wednesday, 21 October

Ferrymead Parks Walk

Come and enjoy an evening walk around the Ferrymead area through the local parks and reserves, followed by a meal at the ‘Good Home’ Ferrymead Restaurant. Meet outside the Good Home Ferrymead Restaurant, 2a Waterman Place, Ferrymead at 6pm. Dinner will be at 7.15pm.

If you want to come to dinner, please let Margot know before Sunday, 18 October. Contact Margot Bowden phone 332 7020 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).