Our venue has been built specifically to be enjoyed by you.
Backpaddock Lakes is the perfect destination venue for corporate and business functions, team building exercises, 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.


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 venue has the ability to play host to your next team building exercise. Whether your part of a corporation, a small business or school, backpaddock lakes can cater for you.
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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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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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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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Teachers and students may change things up with a full fun day of optimist yachting, kayaking and paddleboarding. We offer some great packages to give your group an experience to remember with larger bookings having exclusive use of the lakes and facilities for an entire day!*
*For school groups / minors, there are specific staffing requirements / ratios of adults to children.
To discuss Backpaddock Lakes hosting your school give us a buzz or flick us an email today!


Booking Duration

5 Hours
9am – 2pm or 3pm – 8pm


$59 Per Person

Add-On Activities

Cable Wakeboarding – $300
Paddleboarding & Kayaking – $100


  • 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

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