Our venue has been built specifically to be enjoyed by you.
Backpaddock Lakes is the perfect destination venue for corporate and business functions, birthdays, Christmas parties, club outings, workshops, schools or just some outdoor fun in the sun with friends and family! There is a range of activities for groups to take part in at Backpaddock Lakes. Popular choices are cable wakeboarding, kayaking and paddleboarding. You can also wander the native wetland lakes and explore the surrounds.


Backpaddock Lakes is without a doubt one of the most unique outdoor venues you’ll find for your wedding in the Hawkes Bay. With picturesque views around the lakes and wetlands, the Ruahine Ranges in the background and wildlife singing.
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Our venue is ideal for corporate functions and team building exercises. With our covered barn and range of great activities, Backpaddock Lakes is a fantastic location with the space to make the function or event a success.
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Backpaddock Lakes is a great place to have an end of year Christmas party for the work crew. Imagine a whole day of fun on and off the water with cable wake-boarding, kayaking and paddleboarding topped off with a bbq and a few bevvies at sunset.
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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.
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Booking Duration

Flexible – we work with you to create the best suitable package.


We offer fixed dry hire pricing specific to your booking, please contact us for a qoute.
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Add-On Activities

Cable Wakeboarding
Paddleboarding & Kayaking


  • All venue bookings include full access to venue hub & facilities (Includes the barn)
  • Includes Kubb, Petanque and Croquet
  • Add-on Cable Wakeboarding and/or Kayaking & Paddleboarding for the duration of your booking to make the most of our activities and venue
  • Minimum booking notice 24 hours
  • Minimum 6 people.
  • We are an outside venue so the weather can play a part. Rain or shine though, we aim to make things happen, if for some reason the weathers going to put a stop to proceedings we will be in touch.
  • BBQ to use for lunch or dinner

What To Bring

  • Togs (If you add on a water activity)
  • A wetsuit (if your not a fan of the cold and you add on a water activity)
  • Towel
  • Warm Clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Something to keep the belly happy