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It’s a Western theme – mosey on down to the Kaikoura Hop this year and experience some of New Zealand’s finest classic rides, featuring tough steel beauties and graceful carriages from days gone by.

Cars, Cruising, Car Show, Entertainment, Food & Fun

Kaikoura Hop is the premier car show for enthusiasts in the South Island of New Zealand. The event takes place in the scenic seaside town of Kaikoura, against the backdrop of breathtaking coastal vistas and the majestic Kaikoura Ranges. Visitors can indulge in a weekend of cars, cruising, car shows, entertainment, food, and fun. This annual event is the perfect opportunity for car enthusiasts to come together and enjoy a weekend of all things automotive.

It’s happening at the Kaikoura Hop 2024


Wednesday 18th Sept

  • Rest Home Run
  • Early Bird Quiz

Thursday 19th Sept

  • Car Park Carshow
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Shed Tour
  • Photo Shoot
  • Drive-In Movie

Friday 20th Sept

  • Poker Run
  • Friday Night Cruise parade

Saturday 21st Sept

  • Car Show
  • Rock N Roll Dance

Sunday 22nd Sept

  • Farewell Breakfast
TICKETs at the shop

Exciting Prizes presented in a range of categories

  • Trophies
  • Repco Prize Packs
  • New World Gift Cards
  • South Pacific Helicopter flights
  • EcoZip Tours
  • Cash Prizes
  • Bar Fridge
  • Crowns
  • Sashes
  • Give Aways
  • … and much more!

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Till the Kaikoura Hop!

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About Kaikoura.

Nestled on the northeastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Kaikoura is a coastal town renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and abundant marine wildlife. Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque destination offers a unique blend of rugged landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and outdoor adventure.

Kaikoura is celebrated worldwide for its unparalleled marine encounters, including whale watching, dolphin swimming, and seal colony visits. The nutrient-rich waters just offshore attract an array of fascinating marine creatures, allowing visitors to witness these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

In addition to its marine attractions, Kaikoura boasts a vibrant arts and dining scene, showcasing local talent and flavours that reflect the region’s diverse cultural influences. Whether you’re exploring the coastline on a scenic walk, sampling fresh seafood delicacies, or immersing yourself in the town’s welcoming atmosphere, Kaikoura invites you to experience the magic of New Zealand’s South Island in all its splendour.

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