Quarry Cabin

Quarry Cabin

Hurunui, North Canterbury

Quarry Cabin is in North Canterbury - an hour's drive from Christchurch, 20 minutes from Amberley, and 50 minutes from Hanmer Springs.

The off-grid, self-contained 30m2 one-room cabin is nestled into an old quarry. From its perch on the hilltop you can gaze out over the breathtaking Waikari Valley Basin and Hurunui Mountains. 

Make yourself cosy in the cabin's all-in-one kitchen, bedroom, and lounge area, where you can relax and unwind. The indoor bathroom is easily accessible via a sliding door. Step outside onto the deck and indulge in a relaxing soak in the beautiful bath. The BBQ and seating area offers the perfect breakfast and pre-dinner drink spot to witness the breathtaking sunrise and sunset.

The magnificent views are constantly changing with the seasons. Despite feeling far removed from civilisation, the cabin is conveniently located near the township and other stunning spots in the North Canterbury region.

FROM $275 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $75 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process.


86 Waikari Valley Road, Waikari 7483


Quarry Cabin is in North Canterbury - an hour's drive from Christchurch, 20 minutes from Amberley, and 50 minutes from Hanmer Springs.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    Quarry Cabin is self-catering. Just bring your food and drink, and cook meals using the single-ring gas cooker, wood burner stove range oven or Weber Baby Q provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    You're only minutes from Waikari township with several cafes and pubs to choose from. The Waikari Star & Garter pub is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 8:30pm. If you want coffee, try Waikari Kitchen. Takeaways are also available.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is the Waikari gas station. A four-square is located in Hawarden, 9 minutes away. A larger supermarket can be found in Amberley, a 20-minute drive away.

  • things to do

    The Quarry's prime location offers minimal light pollution making it an ideal prime spot for stargazing. And if you're into painting, unleash your inner artist and paint the picturesque view right in front of you.

    Experience the rich wine culture of North Canterbury by visiting its many cellar doors (find out more here). The region offers a variety of adventurous activities such as tramping, fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating, mountain biking, beachcombing, scenic driving, hot pools, jet boating, fossil hunting, and farm tours - so there's plenty to do!

    If you want to simply relax, turn on the speaker and fill up the outdoor bath - drift away into a state of pure bliss.

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at Quarry Cabin are Sharon and Doug, along with their pets Stewie the British Blue cat, Tigger and Sissy the wild kittens, and Tip the retired farm dog!

    Sharon and Doug have owned the block since 2020 and plan to build their forever home here in the future. The cabin was originally built for lambing season and as a temporary residence while renovating. Doug is a retired U.S.A.F aircraft engineer who now takes care of their rare breed sheep and cows on the lifestyle blocks. Meanwhile, Sharon is busy designing their next new and exciting accomodation project.

    The cabin offers outstanding views and a peaceful country location - your hosts are thrilled to share it with you!


  • "

    So cosy and very warm once the fire is going. The outdoor fire is such a great idea, especially with marshmallows. I would definitely recommend bringing a jacket and some easy outside shoes to put on quickly, as you can’t wear outside shoes in the cabin.


    Maddie Craig - 30 Jun 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    Great place to stay. Very private with a wonderful view.


    Wayne Brennan - 07 May 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    Lovely place to stay. So peaceful. You have everything you need to relax and enjoy.


    - 04 Apr 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Location: 10/10. Facilities: 10/10. View of the stars: 11/10! Hosts: Immeasurable!! Sharon and Doug gave a welcoming which was so warm and genuine. I cannot wait to go back to the place they've made feel like home.


    - 21 Mar 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    The Quarry surpassed our dreams. Very easy access and friendly, knowledgeable hosts. The view was absolutely beautiful, and there are seats to sit and enjoy it. The outdoor bath surrounded by pots of herbs, flowers, and lights was magical! There's also a big shower. There was a Weber BBQ and gas ring for cooking. The kitchen is well-stocked with oils and condiments. They anticipate everything you may need.


    - 13 Feb 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    Beautiful spot. Sharon and Doug were amazing hosts. A perfect way to spend the weekend.


    - 06 Dec 2023

    6 / 12

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    Beautiful escape, not far at all from Christchurch. Everything was perfect—from the outdoor bath to views, to the outdoor fire pit. A great place for roasting marshmallows and stargazing on a clear night. Hosts, Sharon and Doug, were really helpful and greeted us on arrival. Would love to return someday!


    - 28 Nov 2023

    7 / 12

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    Lovely setting, so peaceful, super helpful hosts who lit the fire for us prior to our arrival. A very enjoyable stay, and only an hour from Christchurch.


    - 02 Nov 2023

    8 / 12

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    Sharon and Doug are a very lovely couple who have done an amazing job with their cabin. Lots of really lovely, thoughtful touches and things that make the difference. The cabin is private and has amazing views - and the outside bath is heaven! Close to local facilities and yet remote at the same time. Thank you so much, Sharon and Doug, we will be back.


    - 15 Oct 2023

    9 / 12

  • "

    Quarry Cabin ticked all the boxes: Close to Christchurch yet you felt that you had been 'away'; The view was outstanding; The ideal spot to relax; The inside fire was awesome; The hosts were friendly and efficient; a place if you want to unwind. Quarry Cabin is the place!


    - 11 Oct 2023

    10 / 12

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    Stunning remote setting, but still only a few minutes from Waikari shops. Very comfortable and well set out. 100% recommend. A lovely night's escape.


    - 11 Oct 2023

    11 / 12

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    The location is a slice of paradise. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and went out of their way to provide us with a relaxing getaway. The outdoor bath has a beautiful view, and the cabin is sheltered from the elements. Thank you, Doug and Sharon, for sharing this with others. Loved it!!


    - 02 Oct 2023

    12 / 12

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