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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Trips Register

Please click on this link to access the sheet for registering your name for the tramp of your choice

Bring an Over Forties Friend

Sunday, February 21, from 8.00am – 5.00pm

Craigieburn Forest Park

This is now your opportunity to bring them along to ”Bring an Over Forties Friend” so they can experience a club tramp in a non-threatening and very accessible way, knowing they aren’t the only ”new person on the block” that day. With a variety of tramps on offer you find a tramp that will fit your friend’s capability and accompany your friend on that tramp. Afterwards there will be a great social time in the Castle Hill Village Hall. Click on the link above to register, including the tramp you would like to do

Facebook Page

The club's Facebook Page can be found with this link

Sunday January 24
Sorry folks, I went most of the way to the Chockstone today and hiked through 1/2 metre of snow and watched an avalanche go over the top of the Chockstone. This trip is cancelled. Instead we will do:
Sugarloaf to Benmore Hut and back via 13 Mile Bush, Grade 3, W054
Depart: Yaldhurst Hotel car park at 8.00am
Time: 6 hours
Cost: $12
Kaye Young 03 329 6187 or 021 025 68702

Featured Photo


Approaching the Cascade Saddle, Mt Aspiring National Park