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 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 (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.

CLUB NIGHTS

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.

Tuesday, 8 December

PTC Christmas Bingo

Come along for a fun-filled night of bingo based on what your fellow club members know or have done. Bring along some festive food to share. Bring drinks if you want and punch will be supplied. Organisers Maureen Thompson and Margot Bowden.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Wednesday, 18 November

Casebrook walk then Curry Dinner

Depart 6pm from in front of Curry Time Indian restaurant, 284 Main North Rd. From here, we will follow meandering paths through four pretty reserves and waterways as far as Styx Mill Road. We return along supremely elegant Regents Park Drive, back to our restaurant at 7.15pm. There is parking behind the restaurant, off Daniels Rd. Mains at Curry Time are approx. $17 to $20.

Booking for dinner by Sunday 15 November to Maureen Thompson 021 266 5778 or mothompson1212@gmail.com. Please pay for your drinks and meal when you order, rather than at the end of the meal. No need to book if you are just coming for the walk. If very wet, we'll just do dinner.

TRIPS

For trips in the next month or so, please see the Trips page.

NEWSLETTERS

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).