Tramping, commonly referred to as ‘hiking’ in other parts of the world is a New Zealand term for exploring our amazing backcountry, usually with a heavy pack on!
With tramping you can experience awe-inspiring views, interesting huts, unique wildlife and meet entertaining people.
We, the Canterbury University Tramping Club, hope that you can get out and explore some of the best the South Island has to offer, but the New Zealand wilderness can be a dangerous place if you’re not prepared. Being an island country surrounded in the middle of nowhere means we are subject to wild weather, which can often change from fine to stormy in an instant. Our rivers are also notorious for being fast-flowing and rapid rising, so they should always be treated with caution and respect.
With that in mind, you should always be prepared when venturing out. Have a look at some of the links below for more details, or alternatively have a chat with a friendly committee member at one of our meetings if you’re not sure.