• Biggest 50s and 60s

2019 in Timaru

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20th March 2020

20th March 2020

Friday Night Cruise

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. Stop in temuka for the Main Street Party, it's all about the atmosphere and they have all come out to see you and your amazing vehicles.

21 March 2020

21 March 2020


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 to 4pm.

Friday 20th 2020

Friday 20th 2020

Go Geraldine Friday Cruise

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.

19th March 2020

19th March 2020 "Riverstone Cruise

Riverstone Cruise

From 1pm we will leave Caroline Bay and cruise to the gorgeous Riverstone Castle and Restaurant. Browse the shops, wander through the amazing gardens or have a cuppa in the world renowned restaurant. If you are wanting a meal we suggest that you book as it is an extremely popular place to eat. You can then cruise back to Timaru in time to have a look around, a meal and rest up in time for your big weekend.

21st March 2020

21st March 2020

Saturday Night

Rock your Socks Off

Rock Your Socks Off with us on Caroline Bay Hall's sprung floor. Featuring Che Orton and Four on the Floor. We guarantee you a great night with Awesome music, people and atmosphere. Tickets sell out so don't miss out on your chance to party with us.

22nd MARCH 2020

22nd MARCH 2020


Join us back down the Bay for breakfast in the Marquee from 8am. Then we take a leisurley cruise to Tekapo where there will be lots to see and do on the way.

The Show

Three Days of Classic Motoring and Showing

Vehicles of all types and eras

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.
Best Dressed

Best Dressed

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

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

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Damon Odey

Kia ora, 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.

Nga mihi

Damon Odey


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.

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2019 Rock & Hop

15th March 2019 - Friday
16th March 2019 - Saturday
17th March 2019 - Sunday

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Hospice South Canterbury is proud to bring you the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop.