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, 11 February 2020

Club Members Photo Night

Come and share your tramping photos with fellow club members. Book in (early) your 10 minute (or less) presentation with Brian Smith. Assemble your presentation and bring it to club night on a flash drive or laptop, and give it to Brian, by 7.30pm.

Supper Duty: Peter Carson & Kathy Stanley

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

AGM and Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan travels

Raymond Ford After the AGM, Raymond will talk about his trip to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in September 2019. Both countries are associated with the mystique of Central Asia and the Silk Road, and have a long rich histories and culture, diverse landscapes and hospitable people.


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Westmorland Wander followed by dinner at Protocol

Enjoy an evening walk exploring the Westmorland area. Meet at Sedgwick Reserve, Sedgwick Way, off Penruddock Rise at 6pm. Explore the local reserves with views of the Canterbury Plains. Dinner will be at Protocol, 2 Colombo St, Cashmere, at 7.15 pm. Bring a snack if you get hungry before then. Protocol has a dinner menu and bar snacks. Check out the menu at

Names for the dinner to Maureen Thompson by Sunday 16 February 021 266 5778 or There is no need to book if you are just coming for the walk. If wet, we’ll do the dinner anyway.


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).