O'Neill's Reserve


4.9 from 10 users.


1346 Pleasant Point-Cave Highway, Cave, South Island.

(03) 687 7200




Both self-contained and non-self-contained freedom camping is permitted. Maximum stay 3 nights (please arrive after 4pm and leave before 10am) Please camp responsibly: Always use a toilet Please dont litter Please dispose of toilet waste sensibly Respect your fellow campers ONeills Reserve nestles between the pinus radiata plantation and the babbling Te Ana Wai River, incorrectly named Tengawai and Te Ngawai by European settlers, an error which prevails to this day.

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Lat: -44.303166 Lng: 170.972714

User Reviews



Lovely small spot. Quiet and dark with no road noise, on the first night anyway. Second night we had neighbours with disco lights and loud music. Also someone had a fire going even with the clear 'no fires' sign at the entrance. Shame. 2 long drop toilets, 1 male 1 female. Clean, not smelly and with toilet roll. Short gravel track to access the site with large pot holes. No rubbish bins. Good phone signal. Great free spot.



And don't forget you numpties this is not a permanent site, leave every day at ten am return after four pm. EVERYDAY. Oh and you can forget your fishing rod! The local tossers called farmers have sucked all the water from the river .



Loved it here. Quiet (some minimal road noise) big grassed area with two river access points at either end. Basic but tidy drop toilets. Stayed three nights. Myself and one tent first night, just me second and two large campers and a car camper joined me on the third. Spark reception can be flakey at times and seemed to be weather affected (high winds one morning) but I did have 2/4 bars most of the time. Would come back for sure.


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