Welcome to the new web site of the Avon Tramping Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
Affiliated to Federated Mountain Clubs of NZ inc.
What does the Club provide?
We are a Christchurch based tramping and hiking club with the aim to organise safe tramping and hiking, educational talks and trips, entertainment and social activities for members and newcomers alike; and to support other organisations dedicated to the protection of the outdoors.
We schedule day tramps every Wednesday and Sunday, and over long weekends, and occasionally additional overnight tramps during the weekends or weekdays.
Day trips usually leave Christchurch around 8am and return around 6pm, but this varies with the season.
We lead trips to Banks Peninsular, or to the nearby mountains of Arthur's Pass and Craigieburn.
A tramp or hike will normally include several breaks during the trip to have a breather, to eat, take in the views or take pictures etc.
Only average fitness is required on most trips, but if you have doubts you can discuss the trip with the leader beforehand.
Our program is suitable for beginners, and up to reasonably experienced levels.
Tramps range from easy half day trips, full day trips and harder trips at times requiring ice axes and crampons.
Overnight or longer trips range from easy to hard.
We issue a two-monthly programme in a newsletter, and have monthly club nights at which guest speakers are usually arranged. These are held on the third Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at Hutcheson Street Hall, Sydenham.(off Colombo Street and near the corner to Brougham Street)
Who belongs to the Club? Membership ages range 25+ with ratio of male to female members at 50/50
There are currently 71 members, and tramping parties typically range from 4 to 12 people.
Visitors or prospective members must contact one of our information officers for tramp details and club requirements.
Francis Harre phone +64 (3) 359 6207 or Alice Yung +64 (3) 382 3988
Web editor: Mark Silverman