Turakina Antiques & Collectables



NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group



“Oh, my. We had one of these when I was a kid.” It's a common exclamation in Turakina Antiques & Collectables, which has about 10 rooms filled with antique and retro curios and collectables. While the rooms aren't exactly arranged by era, visitors will find what was once everyday to them — that clock, that dinner set, that doll… This fantastic collection is owned by Ian and Shona Welsh (Shona is generally in the kitchen at the shop's café, Café du Monde). There are acres of crystal, comics, ceramics and more coloured glass than in a cathedral, with a curiously impressive haul of farming and gardening equipment from centuries past. Allow plenty of time to browse and explore as this is not a five-minute stop. Closed on Tuesdays. 2496 SH3, Turakina. (06) 327 3617, on Facebook.