Family, friends and good times is at the core of Backpaddock Lakes. From humble beginnings, one day we decided it could be a good idea to dig up the back paddock of our family farm and try our luck at building a lake. A lake where family and friends could spend summer days enjoying each others company, while sipping on cider and beer around the BBQ. Thankfully the water came and we have gone on to create a facility where kids can run wild and people can enjoy an authentic lakeside experience like no other.


The majestic and forever-changing Ruahine Range acts as the perfect backdrop for our lovely lakes. The native wetlands are constantly changing through the seasons and provide a peaceful retreat from the busy activities on our two water sports lakes. Our dedicated native wetland area is approximately two hectares and includes seven islands made up of channels and open water separated by native plantings and local wildlife. The wildlife is unperturbed by activities on the lake with the area frequented by the Kōtuku (White Heron).