The Matakana Sunday Drive
Many will recognise half of the stores on the Matakana Sunday Drive as the popular Collectables Trail, which has been enticing keen shoppers to the Matakana Coast since 2012. A bit of a shuffle and some exciting new additions has inspired a re-brand to The Matakana Sunday Drive; being synonymous with a casual retail meander of eight unique independent stores and a cookies and ice-cream canteen from Warkworth to Omaha.
The Matakana Sunday Drive has everything for everyone; getting away from the busy malls and supporting a group of inspiring independent stores. New on the block from Raglan is WRW + Co. Furniture – Will hand crafts furniture for any space and Bernie and Marie can offer you years of carefully sourced collectables at Quail Farm. Mooi Mooi has expanded and added newly sourced and unique homewares to the area, and what was once Rummage has transformed into something more delicious offering cookies, gelato, coffee, smoothies and shakes in their amazing new space or on the go. Trio has jumped on board with their hand poured soy candles and gifts and Old School Inc. has more original industrial pieces and gifts to bring soul to your home. Continuing their passion for quality antiques and vintage collectables are Margie’s Red Barn and Annie’s Vintage.
All within minutes of each other, these rural home-based businesses specialise in both new and old collectables, retro and vintage objects, industrial, upcycled and recycled pieces as well as antiques, art, designer furniture and homewares. Slightly off the beaten track, every store along the drive has their own unique flavour – so get out with the family, a group of friends or a solo mission and travel at your own pace to find some tantalizing treasures and eats along the way.