• Biggest 50s and 60s

2018 in Timaru

Online Registrations Closed

Register at the gate Friday or Saturday $40

16 March 2018

16 March 2018


Friday morning we start our weekend with a leisurly cruise leaving from Caroline Bay to the picturesque town of Geraldine, with lots to see in this lovely part of South Canterbury you will find plenty to entertain. 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. .

17TH MARCH 2018

17TH MARCH 2018


Saturday is the big Rock and Hop explosion day, cars will be on display at Caroline Bay. Along with heaps of stalls, bands, food, Best Dressed Awards the final of the Wearable Parts Awards the will be plenty to entertain everyone. Saturday opens to the public from 10am.

Timaru Motors Mustang Madness

Timaru Motors Mustang Madness

Roll up, roll up, roll up and win a brand new Mustang V8 at the 2018 Caroline Bay Rock and Hop. Be there on Saturday and enter our Competition to win.
16th and 17th MARCH 2018

16th and 17th MARCH 2018

Friday Night & Saturday

Wearable Parts Awards

For those who have a creative side and want a challenge, we have our Wearable parts awards. Create a fantasy outfit that evokes the Rock and Hop theme, make sure it includes atleast one car part and be in to win some amazing cash prizes. Friday night preview evening, "Cocktails and Canapes" will be held in the Bay Hall from 8pm and the final will be held on the catwalk on the Gala Day.

17TH MARCH 2018

17TH MARCH 2018

Saturday Night

Rock your Socks Off

Rock Your Socks Off with us, we guarantee you a great time - Tickets only $40pp. we will fill the bay hall and the marquee with rocking fun

18TH MARCH 2018

18TH MARCH 2018


Join us back down the bay for breakfast in the Marquee. Straight after breakfast we will have the "Timaru Motors Mustang Madness" competition draw. Then we take a leisurley cruise to Oamaru via Waimate.

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 50's and 60's fashion.
Rock & Roll

Rock & Roll

Come along and add to our Rock and Roll theme. We have great "workshops" for dancers of all levels to have a go, even the kids.

A word from our Mayor

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Damon Odey

On behalf of the people of South Canterbury I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to our fantastic city and its surrounds. The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop has established itself as a must go South Island event, I’m sure you will all have a wonderful time and want to return again next year. We have some great things in store, from the main street cruise, the Gala Day and then of course the rock and roll party on the Saturday night and much more.

For those of you who enjoy some shopping Caroline Bay will be full of stalls with plenty to eat, drink and take in. If you would like something more our town centre is only 5 minutes stroll away where you will find many shops from the larger Ballantynes to smaller boutiques.

While you are in our area why not take some time out to enjoy some of the fantastic restaurants, cafés , walks and amazing scenery that we have in beautiful South Canterbury.

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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Rock your Socks Off. Come party with us. Tickets only $40pp



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2018 Rock & Hop

16th March 2018 - Friday
17th March 2018 - Saturday
18th March 2018 - Sunday

About Us

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