Tramps on Banks Peninsula

Mt Fitzgerald on Banks Peninsula

Starting off from the Kaituna Valley Rd carpark, we swiftly began heading up along the Monument Track. I really enjoy this part of the Port Hills; it feels remote, the ascent is gradual, and the…

Packhorse hut with my 1 year old

According to Hutbagger, I’ve been to Packhorse hut 6 times. Oh well, I’ve been there only 1 time with my kiddo so perhaps it’s time to visit this iconic Christchurch hut again! Ellič and I…

Packhorse Hut with a newborn

As fresh parents, everything is still very new to us but we thought that we’d done enough reading and short trips that it was time to tackle the first wee tramp with our little man.

Scenery Nook on Banks Peninsula

Scenery Nook is a wee inlet on the far side of Banks Peninsula. It’s accessible by boat or across private land – as the CTC unfortunately doesn’t own a yacht just yet, we chose to approach on foot.

Mt Herbert via Gebbies Pass

After lockdown, a lot of CTC members and prospective members were so much ready for an adventure! To start the tramping season off, I led a trip to Mt Herbert via Gebbies Pass. What I thought would be quite an easy stroll with a few people, turned out to be quite a long tramp of a group of 23 people. The weather was great which probably contributed to good attendance.