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. Riders ride in a safe and fun environment. Our cable wakeboarding lake system is a great place for kids wanting to learn to wakeboard and waterski as well as adults. 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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Current Available Cable Sessions
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings (5.30-7.30pm) in December – March 2019
Saturday & Sunday 10am-12pm / 1-3pm / 3-5pm in December – March 2019
During the Christmas and New Year period we have unique extended hours as follows:
27/28/29/30th December 10am-12pm / 1-3pm / 3-5pm
3/4/5/6th January 10am-12pm / 1-3pm / 3-5pm
Adult (16 years and over) – $90 per person
Child (15 years and under) – $60 per person
Upcoming Event Cable Wakeboard Days
- 26th & 27th January 2019
For information about Wakeboarding on event days head here.
- Maximum of 6 people per 2 hour session
- Session times vary, we offer mid-week & weekend sessions
What To Bring
- Lifejacket (Compulsory)
- Helmet (Compulsory)
- A wetsuit if your not a fan of the cold
- Warm Clothes
- Something to keep the belly happy
Available For Hire
- Wakeboard & bindings (male, female and kids)
If you need to hire something, these can be added on during the booking process.
Get On a Board & Ride
Wakeboarding is often associated with the high costs of owning and running a boat. But our cable wakeboarding systems on a dedicated tailor-made lake, bring this exciting sport to those who’d never previously had the opportunity.
We offer cable wakeboarding for groups and private bookings. Check out Group Wakeboarding for more info
*Applies on specific days and times.
How Our Cable Park Works
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 and providing quicker results and a peace-of-mind for parents and the less confident.
School Groups 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.*
*Up to 50 children can be coached and ride on Cable Lake throughout the day, conditions apply.