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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. 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.

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, 10 September

Braided River Science.

Jo Hoyle, a NIWA scientist, outdoor enthusiast and expert kayaker, will tell us about the behaviour of braided rivers. This presentation will give us fascinating insights into the big Canterbury river valleys we so often spend hours trudging along.

Supper duty: Alice Yung

Tuesday, 8 October

Trekking in Peru - Linda Lilburne, Christchurch Tramping Club

In April, 10 members of the club met in Huaraz, Peru for 4 days of altitude acclimatisation followed by a 10 day trek around the Cordillera Huayhuash, a range of 6000+ metre peaks. The team enjoyed the comforts of a guide, cook and having their gear carried by a team of donkeys, and delighted in the truly spectacular views.


Wednesday, 4 September

New Brighton Dunes. Morning beach walk and coffee

Enjoy a bracing short (approx. 2 hour) walk along the New Brighton dunes and beach, then catch up with friends over coffee.   Meet at 9.30 am at the North New Brighton community centre, where there is plenty of parking opposite the end of Bowhill Road.

Fine weather option: Walk north along the beach for about an hour, then back along the dunes path and have a coffee at the coffee cart in the parking area for those who want to stay. On a fine day there are tables up on top of the dunes where you can sit and look out to sea as you have your coffee. The cart sells a few pastries and biscuits. Bring your own cup, otherwise you will be given a ‘disposable’. The cart doesn’t have facilities to do any dishes so they don’t use china. You can buy keep cups at the cart from $18 upwards.

Not so fine weather option: A walk south along the beach as far as wanted then loop back to Brighton to a cosy cafe. Take a different route back to the same parking area.

Sue Piercey is leading the walk. If you intend to come, please contact her (Cell phone 027 639 0186) so she knows if anyone is going to turn up. Also confirm with her on the day if the weather is dodgy.

Thursday 17 October.

Cashmere Hill walk and/or dinner at The Brickworks.

Make the most of the start of daylight saving and join Penny Coffey on a Cashmere hill walk then dinner at the cosy, rustic Brickworks. Meet at the corner of Gunns Tce and Hollis Ave (off Centaurus Rd) at 6 pm. The walk takes you up Hollis Ave to Longhurst Tce, then along the ridge to Scarff Place, then back down again via Longhurst Tce.

On a nice day you get lovely views and a good workout. It's a short drive to The Brickworks, 69 Centaurus Rd for dinner at 7.15 pm. Meals from $15 to $30 approx. https://thebrickworks.co.nz/menu/

There is no need to book for the walk, but for dinner contact Penny Coffey on 332 712 or 027 630 2128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 13 October. If the weather is awful we’ll still have dinner, maybe a bit earlier at 7pm.



The Committee will be making a submission on the draft management plans for Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. The plans contain proposals to manage high visitor numbers to the Mt Cook Village Hooker Valley area and a new approach to managing aircraft activity in the parks. If you have any comments or suggestions on the draft management plans, please send them to me by Sunday, 28 October. A link to the draft plans can be found here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2018/have-your-say-aorakimount-cook-and-westland-tai-poutini-national-park-plan-reviews/.



 PLBs for the trip leaders to use (or members’ private hire) are located at Strowan (Brian Smith), Halswell (Merv Meredith) and Beckenham (Maureen Whalen)

Email us

If you want to find out more, email Kevin Hughes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.