Backpaddock Lakes is without a doubt one of the most unique event venues in the Hawkes Bay. We have the capacity to host large groups for the likes of concerts and birthday parties. The park has a relaxed atmosphere and is easy to get to for safe and exciting, on and off water fun. We have various event locations within Backpaddock Lakes to host your event depending on the size and style.


Backpaddock Lakes has a specially built barn. The barn overlooks the Lakes and has a rustic rural design, with large doors to enhance the views. The barn lends itself to a range of events, from dinners, parties, music events or school visits. The barn has bathroom facilities and a full kitchen.
request a quote
Book a visit


Backpaddock Lakes has loads of space to host your event right on the Lakeside. We have a few different locations which are ideal for Marquees. This is a great option for larger special events.

*Marquee hireage fees are additional

request a quote
book a visit


Services On Site
Backpaddock Lakes is run on generator power. We will ensure the venue is fully operational for you, however please discuss this with us during your planning as some caterers/food trucks and bands require a higher source of power than what we can provide. In this instance you may require additional generator power at your own cost.
We will arrange access for your event depending on your final hire arrangements. For some events, the lake and cable may still be open to the public at the same time so it would be available to you on a shared basis. We can confirm this as part of your booking confirmation.
Backpaddocks Equipment
Backpaddock Lakes has a range of equipment available which you are welcome to use as part of your event including some festoon lighting, picnic tables and games equipment such as Kubb, Petanque, Croquet.
Backpaddock Lakes has complete flexibility to whatever style of catering you wish to have at your event so we have no onsite caterers. Its up to you if you would like a fully catered sit down meal, food truck or spit. We can suggest options once we know the style of event you are after.