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Friday "Go Geraldine Cruise"

Leaving Caroline Bay from 11am on Friday the 15th March 2019, join us for a leisurely cruise to the picturesque town of Geraldine.
(included in vehicle registration cost)

The friendly folk of Geraldine are thrilled to welcome the 2019 Rock and Hop participants to their beautiful part of the world for the Friday Cruise.  Geraldine, nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps, enjoys a warm micro climate and has been billed by the Lonely Planet Guide as the “loveliest town in New Zealand” so make sure you get there to soak up everything the town has to offer.

Following your scenic countryside drive you will arrive in town to a dedicated parking area close to the centre of the town, where you can picnic with your vehicle or enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the many delicious cafes. 

Then take a wander along the tree-lined streets to browse the boutiques specialising in everything from giftware to crafts, fashion and quality homewares.  The town is renowned for its art scene and boasts a number of galleries or you can choose to visit an artist in their studio.

On ‘Cruising Friday’ there will be live music on the Village Green, Geraldine Auto Restorations will open their doors so you can catch a sneak peek of recent restorations and their hall of fame. The highly acclaimed Vintage Car and Machinery Museum is also a must-visit attraction while you are in town.

A riverside walk or a stroll through Talbot Forest is a great way to round off your time in this gem of a town.

Friday Night "Main Street Cruise"

Leaving Caroline Bay at 6pm Friday 15th March 2019
(Included in vehicle registration cost).

Join us for a cruise of our local main streets.  Starting from the bay, cruise up and down the main street of Timaru, then out to Pleasant Point and from there to Temuka.  Enjoy the waving crowds and the beautiful countryside as you take a short tour of our district. This was a highlight for many last year with enthusiastic crowds lining the streets to view hundreds and hundreds of vehicles. 


 Friday Night " SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards Preview Party". Tickets $30pp

(Open to the public and registered participants, bookings essential)

Attend our preview of the SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Preview Party happening in the Caroline Bay Hall.  Come along and get a close-up look at the amazing designer outfits and then party to our band The Art Of Cheese.  On this night you will also get to vote for the Wear Your Parts outfit of your choice in our people’s choice voting.  The SBS Wear Your Parts Awards prize giving will still be announced at the show on Saturday. Tickets are non-refundable and are strictly limited so get yours quickly.

Register your outfit here:


Also happening Friday Night in South Canterbury.

The lovely township of Temuka is once again having a street party. During the Friday evening cruise you can park up on the main or surrounding streets and enjoy the atmosphere or you can drive through and head back to Timaru.

The Timaru Town and Country Club Rock and Roll section is having a party with Dee May and the Saints playing.

RSA Rock and Roll Club will have a band playing. Go along for a night of fun and dance.

More information on these events to come.

These events are run by our local community to support the Rock and Hop so a huge thanks to both of these clubs for putting on entertainment. 


(included in vehicle registration cost)

Saturday is the big Rock and Hop Gala day. Along with the cars on display at Caroline Bay there will be a Rock and Roll extravaganza with displays, funky stalls, a bar and competitions for Best Dressed etc, the prizegiving for the SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards and of course the vehicle prizegiving.

Saturday Show Judging Classes are:

  • Participants' Choice
  • People's Choice
  • Best Caravan
  • Best Motorbike
  • Best Hot Rod
  • Best Japanese
  • Best English
  • Best European
  • Best USA
  • Best Australian
  • Best Muscle Car
  • Best Vintage Car Pre 1940
  • Best Caravan – Car Combo
  • Best Under Hood
  • Best Paint 

Judging starts at 10am


 Saturday Night "Rock your Socks Off Party" $40pp

(Open to the public and registered participants, bookings essential)

Come party the night away at the Caroline Bay Hall. We have a night of Rock and Roll fun, dance, drink and be merry to the fantastic Rock and Roll band CANDI AND THE ROCKETS. Come along and let your hair down in style. We also have a marquee off the side of the hall with plenty of seating, music and bar.

 Also happening on Saturday night

If you're not one of the lucky “Rock Your Socks Off” ticket holders don’t despair, there will be plenty to see and do in Timaru.  Take a wander into town and enjoy a meal at one of our fabulous restaurants, or pop into one of our local bars and enjoy a chat with our friendly locals.

The Timaru Town and Country Club Rock & Roll section once again have a dance on with Retro Rocking playing.

RSA Rock and Roll Club will have a band playing where you can dance from 7.30 to 11.30

These events are run by our local community to support the Rock and Hop so once again thanks guys, "You Rock".


Sunday "Bacon and Eggs on the bay"

(Open to the public and registered participants, bookings essential)

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast before you go on your way either on our Sunday Cruise to Ashburton or on your way home.  Breakfast is on at the Marquee on the Bay from 8am to 10am for bacon, eggs and a coffee and of course a chat.  

Sunday Cruise

(included in vehicle registration cost)

Join us back on Caroline Bay to say your good byes until next year.  We have a cruise heading to Ashburton this year, with plenty to see and do.

Early bird registration

We are limiting the number of cars so don't be disappointed. Get in early with your registration.  Book your "Wear Your Parts Party" and  "Rock Your Socks Off" tickets at the same time, you don't want to miss out on either.


This year's merchandise

This year we will have especially available a collectors' edition polo shirt and cap. These will be available later in the year and will only be available if ordered prior to the event.


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