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.

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Current Available Cable Sessions

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings (4.00pm-6.00pm) available until the 21st of April 2019

Saturday & Sunday 10am-12pm / 12-2pm / 2-4pm available until the 21st of April 2019


2 hours


Adult (16 years and over) – $90 per person

Child (15 years and under) – $60 per person


  • Maximum of 6 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

Available For Hire

  • Wakeboard & bindings (male, female and kids)
  • Lifejackets
  • Helmets

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

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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.

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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.

To discuss school group bookings, give us a buzz.