Water by Nature blog

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 […]

Experience The Soul Of Nepal

Hamish McMaster


Why do we really travel? Sure we love the adventure of whitewater rafting, but isn’t it the places that your journey takes you that makes that trip even more memorable, or the people that you meet that put that big smile on your face whenever you talk to your friends about your most recent holiday? […]

The Five Best Rapids On The Zambezi

Hamish McMaster


Speak to any guests or guides who have rafted a multi-day trip on the Zambezi and you’ll more than likely get a range of different answers as to which are the best rapids on the Zambezi River. Whilst a multi-day rafting vacation is about far more than just rapids, it is nevertheless a fun part […]