Water by Nature blog

Five Facts About BREXIT that WON’T affect your holiday

Hamish McMaster


Hamish McMaster, an adventure travel expert of more than 30 years, explains why you don’t need to be concerned regarding Brexit and the rumours flying around about it. Why do we travel? Often, it’s to get away from the stiff structure of life, with its rules and regulations that make every day feel the same. […]

Papua New Guinea – The Last Bastion Of Adventure?

Hamish McMaster


Hamish McMaster, Owner & Founder Of Water By Nature explains why exploring Papua New Guinea on his yearly pilgrimage, has become his favorite destination. I can’t begin to tell you how nervous I was leading a group of guests from the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK to Papua New Guinea in October 2017. […]

The Zanskar, India…5 Fun Facts

Hannah Markland


Hannah Markland, Water By Nature adventure lover recounts why after so many rafting trips around the globe, the Zanskar retains a special place in her heart! The Zanskar – 5 Fun Facts… 1 – It is in India, but not as you know it… The vast green plains, the snow capped Himalayas, rugged mountains, impressive […]

5 Myths About Rafting The Zambezi

Hamish McMaster


Hamish McMaster, Water By Nature owner and river lover, reflects on why you shouldn’t be concerned about many of the myths surrounding the Mighty Zambezi River. I can still clearly remember the moment I got the call. I was working it Switzerland, but dropped what I was doing when they told me that I had […]

Sailing The Greek Islands Has It All

Hamish McMaster


Hamish McMaster, Water By Nature owner and master of rivers around the world, reflects on how this upcoming sailing trip takes him back to his ‘roots’. My love for rivers and rafting came from growing up on the beaches of Auckland, New Zealand, where from a young age my parents encouraged me to sail yachts. […]

Water By Nature – How It All Began

Hamish McMaster


20 YEARS OF FUN Water By Nature was born out of a passion of rivers and people. I was working as a ski patroller in New Zealand and saw an advertisement in a local newspaper advertising a Raft Guide’s school run by Queenstown Rafting, previously Kawerau Rafts. Having completed the course, I knew this was […]

Is A Rafting Trip To Africa Safe?

Hamish McMaster


Lets face it, a trip to Africa on the other side of the world can be pretty daunting, especially if you have done all of your rafting domestically in the United States. What will it be like? Can I manage it? All natural questions. Here are a few questions we’ve been asked which might help […]

Seven Amazing Rafting Adventures For Your 2018 Bucket List

Hamish McMaster


As we all head back to work after the holidays, it’s time to get your planning ‘hats’ on and think about one of those classic and iconic adventures for 2018. As life gets busier, time away where you can fully ‘unplug’ and recharge yourself becomes far more important. Here are our top tips for some […]

Papua New Guinea – A Unique Adventure

Hamish McMaster


We arrive into Lae’s Nadzab Airport, with it’s basic baggage collection hall ready to collect our 300kg of baggage, bought in with a variety of means from USA, Australia and the UK to get this trip running on the Watut River. Outside, our waiting vehicle is parked beside a number of other buses and pick […]