Take a walk on the bright side

The Bishopdale Tramping Club has been operating since May 1985 and arranges a full day tramp each Wednesday by bus.

The day is structured, though informal and provides exercise, fresh air and great companionship with an emphasis on safety. We usually have two groups of trampers so that one group can choose a less demanding alternative to the main tramp.

We tramp over a wide range of tracks on public reserves, regional parks, forests and private farmland throughout Christchurch, Mid and North Canterbury. Each week we walk in stunning New Zealand countryside and marvel at the views of sea, rivers and streams, hills and snowy mountains, limestone rock structures, native bush and trees – often listening to birdsong. See Trip reports for more inspiration. 

Each Wednesday, our bus leaves the car park at Bishopdale at 8:30am (or occasionally at 8:00am), returning by about 5pm. One alternative pickup/dropoff point is also offered each week, with its location dependent on that day’s tramp.

The club operates a pay as you go system and trampers pay a fee online for the particular tramps they join. There is no annual subscription. See Our programme for details of upcoming tramps.

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, are capable of walking on hills and would like to join us on a tramp, click here for more information. Members have priority over visitors until 5.00pm on the Monday before the tramp.

Go to the Resources Page for Membership Application Form, Emergency Information Form, By-Laws and Leaders/Tailenders Duties and Roles, Tasks and Responsibilities.

Upcoming Tramp Programme