Soundshell in Napier, New Zealand - Encircle Photos

Soundshell in Napier, New Zealand

Now walk across Marine Parade. This two-mile street runs parallel to Hawke’s Bay and offers a plethora of waterfront sites you will not want to miss. The first is the Soundshell, built in 1935. Two years later the surrounding Colonnade was added. This created a public square in front of the bandstand. The Forecourt was a popular place for dancing and roller skating through the early 1950s. These projects were sponsored by the Thirty Thousand Club. This group of civic-minded locals was formed in 1913 with the goal of developing and promoting Napier until it reach 30,000 citizens. When the goal was achieved in 1975, the club disbanded.


70 Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand


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