Friday night we have the Main Street Cruise. A highlight for many this will take you through the main streets of Timaru, Pleasant Point and Temuka. Wave to the crowds and take in the awesome atmosphere.
16th March 2019
Saturday is the big show and shine gala day, with cars will be on display at Caroline Bay. Stalls, bands, food, Best Dressed Awards and the final of the Wear Your Parts Awards. there will be plenty to entertain everyone. Saturday opens to the public from 10am.
Join us on Fraiday for the first of our cruises. We leave Caroline Bay to cruise to the picturesque town of Geraldine. There will be plenty happening on the village green, and Geraldine Auto Restorations will have their hall of fame open. Relax and enjoy this very special part of South Canterbury.
Create a fantasy outfit that evokes the Wear Your Parts or the Rock and Hop theme. Include as many car, caravan or motorbike parts as you like and be in to win some amazing cash prizes. The Friday night preview evening and party will be held in the Bay Hall from 8pm with the band "Th ART of Cheese". The final will be held on the catwalk on the Gala Day.
16TH MARCH 2019
Rock your Socks Off
Rock Your Socks Off with us on Caroline Bay Hall's sprung floor. We guarantee you a great time with tickets only $40pp. We will fill the Bay Hall and the marquee with rocking fun
18TH MARCH 2018
Join us back down the Bay for breakfast in the Marquee from 8am. Then we take a leisurley cruise to Ashburton where there will be lots to see and do.
Three Days of Classic Motoring and Showing
Vehicles of all types and eras
Rock & Hop Classic Cars, vintage cars, modern cars, japanese cars, muscle cars, Caravans & Bikes will be on display at Caroline Bay.
With great prizes and much more you need to make sure you join in the fun and spirit of our event and come along dressed in your best, 50s and, 60s fashion.
Rock & Roll
Come along and add to our Rock and Roll theme. Dress up in your best, 50s and , 60s clothing and join in the party.
A word from our Mayor
It is with great pleasure that on behalf of the people of South Canterbury I welcome you to our wonderful district and its surrounds. The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop has proven to be a successful and must go South Island event with people travelling far and wide to attend with over 900 cars registering for the last event.
Hospice South Canterbury plays an important and invaluable role in our community, providing specialist palliative care to patients, support for whanau and friends, ensuring needs are met for both patients and families. as well as doing all of this Hospice also organises this fantastic fundraising event each year.
The annual Rock and Hop brings an exciting line up of events from the main street cruises to the gala day and of course the Rock and Roll party, plus much more. If your weekend is not jam packed enough you can also enjoy Caroline Bay’s great views of the mountains to the sea, boardwalk and beach or take a short stroll to the town centre where you can indulge in food and products from our local cafes and stores.
Enjoy your time here and we hope to see you again next year for more rocking and rolling.
Hospice South Canterbury
Hospice South Canterbury is proud to bring you the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop.
Not only is this an essential fundraiser for our local Hospice but it also allows us to showcase our fabulous district.
If you would like to learn more about our hospice please feel free to have a look at our website.