Peninsula Tramping Club

Tramping is a way of life

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Special message from the President

"While New Zealand is in lockdown, all our advertised tramps and social events are cancelled. Our club Executive will be working electronically behind the scenes to keep essential administration happening and I will keep you informed of anything you need to know about."

Diane Mellish

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 April

Federated Mountain Clubs NZ - Liz Stephenson

Liz Stephenson - PTC's successful nomination for FMC's Executive - will speak about FMC's role and its achievements. FMC celebrates and advocates for outdoor recreation in NZ. The organisation cherishes our backcountry and acts to protect our favourite places in the outdoors for now and for future generations. FMC is nearly 90 years in operation and has 21,000 members over 94 clubs (including PTC). Liz will also include some special photos from over 45 years tramping.



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).