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.
- Wilding Pine Control. Things have moved quickly in terms of wilding pine control at Castle Hill. Ecan and DoC have received funding for aerial spraying for wilding pine control in the current financial year. The need for effective spraying at the height of the summer growth season means that large parts of Area 4 that PTC had volunteered for have already been sprayed. A work day last year showed that there were many small ones that aerial spraying will not catch so there will be lots of work in areas where ground parties are the most effective control. We can be immediately used in areas that have not been sprayed but will eventually be back to Area 4 for (hopefully) a final mop-up. The programmed PTC pine control days can provide both an essential task in controlling the spread of the pines and a useful addition to PTC funds.
- 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.
Tues 14 Mar
Keith & Marion McQuillan - Exciting cycling adventures in Samoa
Beer, fales, swims and hot cycling days. Keith and Marion's experiences last year.
Wed 22 March
|The Groynes followed by dinner|
We will be walking some of the pleasant tracks in the Groynes followed by dinner at a local restaurant. More details in the next newsletter.
|Tues 18th April||
Court Theatre - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. See information on page 2 of the newsletter
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.