Backpaddock Lakes is the perfect destination venue for schools, weddings, corporate and business functions and team building exercises, birthdays and Christmas parties, club outings, workshops or just some outdoor fun in the sun with friends and family!

  • School Groups
  • Weddings
  • Christmas Parties & Work Dos
  • Corporate & business functions
  • Fun with Family & Friends

There is a range of activities for groups to take part in at Backpaddock Lakes. Popular choices are cable wakeboarding, optimist yachting, kayaking and paddleboarding. You can also wander the native wetland lakes and explore the surrounds.

groups, functions and events at backpaddock lakes


PACKAGES FOR SCHOOLS & GROUPS

Teachers and students may change things up with a full fun day of optimist yachting, kayaking and paddle boarding. We offer some great packages to give your group an experience to remember with larger bookings having exclusive use of the lakes and facilities for an entire day!*

*For school groups / minors, there are specific staffing requirements / ratios of adults to children.


WEDDINGS

For the most important day of your life you deserve the perfect outdoor venue to make your wedding a celebration to remember forever with close friends and family.

Backpaddock Lakes is without doubt one of the coolest outdoor venues you’ll find for your wedding. With picturesque views around the lakes and wetlands, and the Ruahine Ranges in the background, the lakes are the perfect choice of venue to celebrate your big day.

We can cater for small, intimate weddings or larger weddings. And we can organise just about everything you’ll need including arranging accommodation in nearby Waipukurau, and catering by local chefs and food artisans.

To discuss Backpaddock Lakes hosting your wedding give us a buzz or flick us an email today!

Wedding at backpaddock lakes


CORPORATE & BUSINESS FUNCTIONS 

Our venue is ideal for corporate functions and team building exercises. With our range of great activities and the goals and objectives you want to achieve with your business’s team, Backpaddock Lakes is a fantastic location with the space to make the function or event a success.

To discuss Backpaddock Lakes hosting your team give us a buzz or flick us an email today!


CHRISTMAS PARTIES & WORK DO’S

Backpaddock Lakes is a great place to have an end of year Christmas party for the work crew. Imagine a whole day of fun on and off the water with cable wake-boarding, kayaking and paddleboarding topped off with a bbq and a few bevvies at sunset.

To discuss Backpaddock Lakes hosting your Work Do give us a buzz or flick us an email today!


CASUAL FUN WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

If you want to visit Backpaddock Lakes as a picnicker or spectator, you can support our beautiful park for a small fee. This will entitle you to enjoy off-water facilities at Backpaddock Lakes.

Find out more about becoming a Friend of Backpaddock Lakes.

friends and family at backpaddock lakes


CABLE WAKEBOARDING

Cable wakeboarding is a real hit with the kids and can be booked as a stand-alone experience for school groups or as an add-on with other activities on and off the water. With our two cable systems students can choose to ride on the beginner cable or for the more experienced young daredevils, on the advanced cable course.*

*Upto 50 children can be coached and ride on the Cable Lake throughout the day, conditions apply.

cable wakeboarding at backpaddock lakes


OPTIMIST YACHTING & KAYAKING

Backpaddock Lakes is the perfect location for optimist yachting and kayaking for schools groups. We offer a freshwater environment and the safety of a man-made lake in beautiful surrounds with grass lawns. Walking access around the entire lake makes Backpaddock Lakes a very safe and user-friendly environment for young yachties and aspiring Olympic kayakers*.

12 Optimist Yachts & Sailing Gear

We have our own flotilla of optimist yachts, and all the gear including life jackets and a small tender boat. School groups do need to provide their own qualified staff to run and supervise optimist yachting at Backpaddock Lakes. However, we may be able to provide staff where schools are not able to provide their own. An extra charge will apply to cover these costs.

12 Kayaks & Necessary Equipment

We also have a quiver of 12 kayaks for school groups to use on our Main Lake. Schools need to provide their own qualified staff to run and supervise kayaking activities. However, we may be able to provide staff where schools are not able to provide their own. An extra charge will apply to cover these costs.

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