The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.

The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education. On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.

In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.

Recent News

Published:
Friday, June 26, 2015

 The first ISV group in 2 years have added their fantastic contribution to Wild Mountains. Two weeks have gone by since they left with some time for reflection. As always their work plays a significant part in the maintenance and operations of this centre which focusses on taking responsibility for one’s actions and living more lightly on the planet so as to conserve the resources and beauty of spaceship Earth.

Many students had positive attitudes to an experience that can prove very challenging. At the outset we ask students that when challenged do you respond with defensiveness or possibility. I am glad to say that most chose the latter. And for those that had difficulty we can only look at what we do and how better we can help their journey of transition which sometimes...

Published:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Magic Spots are a time to get closer to the earth and more in touch with our feelings. Powerful insights can be realised and shared with the group. ISV member, Tori gave us some special moments with the following....

 

HOW OFTEN DO WE LISTEN?

How often do we listen?

And I mean truly listen.

So often our minds are clouded
with different thoughts.

Even in everyday conversations
we listen with the intent to speak.

We listen only to reply.

 ...

Published:
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Over time I have had ongoing chats with Di Batten of Correlli Books in Mooloolaba and on hearing our story decided she decided to put a “Wild Mountains money tin” on her counter for any loose change from her customers… some months later $150!

WOW… another example of how the community supports our work. We have seen a steady stream of volunteers, Griffith Uni students and WWOOFers from around the world coming and making our VWs a huge success.

This year’s VW Week was so ridiculously good. It was one of the best we have had in a long while and believe me we’ve had some doozies. Lots got done, everyone pitched in, we had fun, played games, learnt heaps about the jungles and each other. Susan was supported in the kitchen and each night another...

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