The Canterbury University Tramping Club has been helping and encouraging people to get outdoors and into the mountains since the 1930s, back when it was easier to catch a train into the hills than it was to drive a car.
Now, in 2023 we are better than ever! So whether you’re into tramping, mountaineering, conservation, trail running, partying in the bush (or all of the above), CUTC is the club for you. With trips heading out every weekend, what could be better!
Joining the club has great benefits: weekly trips to some of the best places the South Island has to offer, subsidised instruction courses, mean discounts at local outdoor stores, convenient (and cheap!) gear hire at our very own gear locker, FMC membership, and not to mention the opportunity to meet some bloody cool people. Not convinced? Find out why you should join the club here!
Your time in CUTC will sure be one heck of a time with plenty of crazy trips and social activities planned to get you through the constant drag of study. We run a large variety of trips including some bigger trips like Freshers, TWALK, Bushball and Snowcraft. So if you’re a nimble footed goat who only eats One Square Meal bars or a sloth on trail there will be something for you.
As the largest sports club on campus (!!!), we have a massive assortment of resources and skills to call upon. Our trip leaders are always enthusiastic and experienced trampers who will share their love of the outdoors with you, taking you to some pretty cool places in the process. Any keen bean can lead a trip, so if you want to find out more about it, go to our Leading a Trip page. Haven’t done much tramping before? Nothing to fear! Come along on some of our trips and check out our Tramping Guide!
We also have our own hut Avoca Hut! This wee cutie is located at the head of the Avoca River in a heck of a spot surrounded by some 2000m+ peaks, and is one of the most remote huts in the Craigieburn/Arthurs Pass region. Not to mention it has a fire heated cast-iron bathtub outside. Check out more info here.
So if you’d like to experience awe-inspiring places, visit interesting huts, see unique wildlife, meet entertaining people and make some unforgettable memories, join the club today!
Want to get more involved? Consider joining the committee at our next AGM. As a student run club, we are always looking for more enthusiastic people to help keep the CUTC going. Check out the current committee here and keep an eye out for our next election.