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 Dave the 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!

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