Backpaddock Lakes is one of only a few commercial water parks in New Zealand offering two cable wakeboarding systems. With beginner and advanced courses specifically designed for wakeboarding & waterskiing. Riders/skiers are in a safe and fun environment.
Our cable wakeboarding lake system is a great place for kids & adults wanting to learn to wakeboard & waterski. In a nutshell, wakeboarding at Backpaddocks Lakes caters for all ages and all skill levels. There are no intimidating wakes from boats and our system has fully adjustable speeds operated by experienced instructors, so you can ride comfortably at your own pace.


Booking Duration

4 Hours
Sundays from 12pm – 4pm
We are not open every Sunday sorry! See details below.


$100 per person
One rate for all

All Inclusive

Wakeboard & bindings (male, female and kids), lifejackets and helmets


  • Backpaddock Lakes is not open every Sunday sorry! We create these sessions when we have availability or because of demand! So get in touch if the date you are after is not available when using the ‘Make a booking’ on this page -you will need 5 of you to make the session go ahead!
  • Minimum of 5 people must book for a session, otherwise the bookings will be postponed to the next available session.
  • Sunday sessions dates may vary, check the dates available by “Make a booking”
  • If you have a party or group and are keen to wakeboard, check out the ‘Group Cable Wakeboarding session below & please contact us
  • No DOGS, No PETS, sorry!

What To Bring

  • Togs
  • Lifejacket (Compulsory)*
  • Helmet (Compulsory)*
  • Wakeboard
  • A wetsuit if your not a fan of the cold
  • Towel
  • Warm Clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Something to keep the belly happy
*If you don’t have these, don’t worry our bookings are all inclusive

Make A Booking

When it comes to getting on the water Backpaddock Lakes is tough to beat, having two cable systems makes it pretty unique, they have something for everyone to enjoy. When you throw in the great atmosphere and people, the place is worth every bit of the adventure.
Paul Maguire
Overhead pulleys and cables with wakeboard ropes and handles attached tow riders along. We have helmets available for hire that have two-way radios so riders can communicate with instructors for on the spot coaching providing quicker results, aswell as peace-of-mind for parents and the less confident.
Group Cable Wakeboarding is $300 an hour for a private booking. Minimum booking is for 1 hour.
This includes 1 staff member – 1 side of Cable Park, 1 to 1 coaching for each rider.
This also includes hire equipment such as life jackets, helmets and wakeboard.
Generally 5 – 6 people would work for a 1 hour booking as people generally have a 10 min ride.
To inquire or make a booking, please email: including:
  • How many hours you are after and
  • Time & date ideas – please suggest a few as we have limited staff available. Then We will check our calendar and see what we can make happen for you.
Cable wakeboarding is a real hit and can be booked as a stand-alone experience for groups or as an add-on with other activities on and off the water. With our two cable systems people can choose to ride on the beginner cable or for the more experienced young daredevils, on the advanced cable course.*
To discuss private group Cable bookings, give us a buzz.