THE LAKES AND ACTIVITIES

An authentic New Zealand experience.
We’re a unique destination and New Zealand’s go-to water sports park, boasting two wakeboarding cable systems. We also have a large boating, paddleboarding and kayaking lake, along with a wetlands lake with native planting and wildlife. The main lake was carefully designed and has a top class slalom course – perfect for competitions in all categories at national level. Backpaddock Lakes is popular with water sports enthusiasts from across New Zealand along with thousands of clubs, businesses, families and friends from around Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū and the neighbouring regions. The park has a relaxed atmosphere and is easy to get to for safe and exciting water fun, catering for all ages and skill levels.

WAKEBOARDING AT BACKPADDOCK LAKES

Backpaddock Lakes is one of only a few commercial water parks in New Zealand offering two cable systems. With beginner and advanced courses specifically designed for wakeboarding. Riders ride in a safe and fun environment. Our Cable 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.
CABLE WAKEBOARDING

LAKE HIRE – POWER BOATING

Our main Lake measures 760m long and 100-180m wide and is open for hire to private boats for watersking and wakeboading.  The lake has a concrete boat ramp and a world-class waterskiing slalom course. 
Our main lake can now be booked using our calander system. We no longer offer seasonal memberships. This is self-service lake hire and BYO equipment.
Please follow the links for more details and health and safety requirements.
Lake hire

LAKE HIRE – RECREATIONAL

Recreational Lake hire is for confident Paddle Boarders & Kayakers, around private boats – users need to work in with each other.
Our main lake can now be booked using our calander system. We no longer offer seasonal memberships. This is self-service lake hire and BYO equipment.
Please follow the links for more details and health and safety requirements.
Lake hire - Recreational