What is the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop?

The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop is organised by The Hospice South Canterbury and is a Show for all cars, caravans and motorbikes from modern to vintage, from classic to muscle, from Japanese to English this show is for everyone. Along with the show there is a Nostalgia theme that celebrates the best of the 50’s & 60’s. Everyone is encouraged to dress in the 50’s and 60’s style and have a celebration with us.

When is the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop?

The Rock and Hop will be on every third weekend in March, the next event is 15th to the 17th March 2019

Where is the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop?

The Rock and Hop is held in the lovely town of Timaru in South Canterbury, down at the “Jewel in the Crown” Caroline Bay.

What does it cost to come to the Rock and Hop Gala Day?

If you have a vehicle and want to take part in all of the cruises and the Show and Shine Competition the cost is $35 per vehicle. Entry to the Gala Day is by donation to our local Hospice for the general public. This event cost's alot ot put on so please be generous to our Hospice.

Can I apply to bring my car to the Rock and Hop?

Yes – any car can apply to come to the Caroline bay Rock and Hop. Entry is by registration only and is a cost of $35. You can risk it and register on the Gala day but it will cost you $40 and you may miss out as space is limited. All funds raised from this event go directly to Hospice South Canterbury.

So can I just turn up with my car?

Yes but we will only let you in if we still have space -event registration is limited and if you turn up on the Saturday it will cost you $40.

How do I enter my vehicle?

Car, Caravan and bike entrants need to register and pay an entry fee BEFORE they can enter the Rock and Hop. This can be done via the website www.carolinebayrockandhop.co.nz or can be done through contacting Hospice South Canterbury on 03 687 7670

Do I have to wear a motorcylcle helmet at the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop?

Yes on all open roads.

Can I have a trade stall at the Gala Day

If you would like to apply for a stalll at the Gala Day Market then send Jill an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are there rules?

Public safety is paramount to us so in short YES please abide by all traffic rules and no burnouts thanks. Even on roads we have closed to other traffic rules must be abided by at all times. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from judging or even worse expulsion from our event. Have fun but please be safe.

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