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.


Booking Duration

2 Hours


Adult (16 years and over) – $90 per person
Child (15 years and under) – $60 per person

Available For Hire

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


  • Maximum of 5 people per 2 hour session
  • Session times vary, we offer mid-week & weekend sessions

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 need to hire something, these can be added on during the booking process.

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.
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.
To discuss school group bookings, give us a buzz.