O'Neill's Reserve


4.8 from 9 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



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.



Great wee spot! We were lucky and had the pace to ourselves both nights. Nice distance from the road, grass is nice. It's a yes a both of us!!



Not as awesome as I expected according to the former reviews... I would say it's convenient, pretty calm (even if you can still hear a bit the highway noises from far), but not extraordinary scenic. But it does the job for one night !


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