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. Search our trips list to see where we have been.
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.
Various instruction courses run each year to improve members' skills for back country tramping.
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 , starting promptly at 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.30.
The PTC has adopted one of the five proposed ECAN/WELRA blocks of ‘Wilding Pines’ for clearance over the next two years. This means that wilding pines days will be organised at the convenience of the club. See map and notes on last page of this newsletter for details. Our’s is Block 4.
Is your Emergency Personal Information Sheet up to date and in your tramping pack? All members should have received a pink form to record their personal emergency contacts and other information when they joined the club. These were re-issued again a couple of years ago and spare forms are available on club nights. The PTC would like members to carry the form in their personal first aid kit at all times and they are especially important on overnight tramps.
FMC advice re. freedom camping and camping at road ends. If there are particular problems with camping at road ends due to either DoC imposed rules or council by-laws please let the PTC executive know. FMC have advised a few ways to get around the Act:
Find a suitable patch of private land to camp on. The Act only applies to council land and the public conservation estate.
Avoid using a tent, your own shelter or sleeping in a vehicle. If you are under the stars or a tree you are not camping under the definition in the Act. (It could still get unpleasant if a council or DoC warden challenges you on this.)
Be at least 200m from a vehicle track, from the mean low water spring tide line or from a great walk.