Welcome to the Home page of The Over Forties Tramping Club.

We are a tramping club, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, for trampers over forty years old.

With over 400 members, our club caters for all levels of tramping abilities running day trips on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as base camps and back packing trips. As long as you can attain a reasonable standard of fitness, you'll be fine. We are not competitive, with the emphasis being on safe, friendly and enjoyable tramping.

Please have a look through our website and if you're interested in getting further information or joining, contact our Membership Officer via
email (on the "Contacts" page), or write to The Secretary, OFTC, PO Box 6505, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442

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Vets at Bottle Lake Forest

PHOTOs. Remember, if you want to see the photos on the homepage or in the albums in more detail, double click on the photo in the Albums and select "Download full size Image" underneath it. The photos look great full screen!

We hope that this site will be useful and convenient for you. Remember that this is your website so if you have an article/report/something you want to share with the rest of the club, please send it to one of the web administrators at webteam@oftc.org.nz 

Members can Login and and access Committee minutes, Membership list, the latest version of the handbook and all the club tramps. (If you've forgotten how to logon, please contact the webteam, or any committee member.)

There is a photo gallery with a lot of scenic and people photos. Please take a look around the galleries-you may see yourself!.

We welcome your feedback. 

Please email any comments to one of the webmasters at  webteam@oftc.org.nz

GRADE 4 TRIP Wed 22 February Benmore Circuit from Lake Lyndon Cost $16
From Lake Lyndon Road, skirt the foot of Rabbit Hill and climb onto Ben More and then follow the ridge to complete the circuit.
Depart Yaldhurst Carpark 8am
Time 6-7 hours
Leader Bridget Barclay 0272529953 contact me if you intend coming on this trip

The trip to Mt Bruce/Lagoon Saddle Wed 22nd will be led by Paul Knox (3392997) as Ray Twist is unavailable. NB 0800 start time from Yaldhurst. This is a genuine G3 trip and almost certainly will be longer than the advertised 5 hours if we do the full trip. PK

Tramp to Templeman Farm all go tomorrow as planed, but as some roads closed, we will go via Lyttelton tunnel . Cost could be about $I more.
Time 4hrs approx
Bruce Stanton Ph 3381909
Featured Photo

Name: Happy Days-Photo Cathie Graves

A group of happy looking trampers on the CRW at the top of the Halswell Quarry track, who, despite the average weather, look in great spirits.