Cable wakeboarding at Backpaddock Lakes. © Backpaddock Lakes

Try cable wakeboarding in Hawke’s Bay


In the heart of the Central Hawke’s Bay countryside is a watersports park built with fun in mind.

Backpaddock Lakes is a purpose-built lake equipped with two cable and pulley systems that mean you can have a go at wakeboarding, boat-free. 

The unique set up of overhead cables that tow riders along means that whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can zoom across the water and take on the ramps and jumps.  

Alongside wakeboarding and waterskiing, Backpaddock Lakes also offers sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and an advanced slalom course for experts. 

With two adjacent hectares of native wetlands, regularly visited by kōtuku white herons, Backpaddock Lakes is also a lovely spot for a picnic or barbecue. 

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