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.  Wild Mountains has a vision of a world where people lead fulfilling lives while sharing the earth’s resources with all of the life forms on this planet and without degrading our life support systems. We believe the best way of achieving this is through education. In response, Wild Mountains has the vision of a world class centre where environmental education in a natural setting is the cornerstone of learning.Our vision sees people sharing life’s amazing natural wonders through programs that help them to understand their relationship to the natural world and inspire them to lead environmentally conscious lifestyles.As well we see Wild Mountains’ supporters participating in the functioning of a centre that demonstrates new technologies in its building infrastructure, power and waste management, and sound land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

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.

We at Wild Mountains recognise the traditional custodians, acknowledging that they are part of the oldest living culture on earth, living on, shaping and managing this land for tens of thousands of years. The Midginberri tribe of the Yugambeh language grouping are the traditional custodians, who continue to have an enduring connection to this land. As present carers we acknowledge thier culture and story and endeavour to the best of our abilities to nurture this land for future generations. 


Recent News

Monday, March 13, 2017

   Our first school program kicked off this year with 23 Noosa Pengari Steiner School students discovering the secret meanings of becoming an Earthkeeper. As always the program pulls its learners along and slowly but surely participants are drawn into the magical adventure of how to better look after the earth.

Noosa had decided to expand the program to 5 days. This allowed Dominic Farnworth toadd other elements of creativity. Children made lanterns, lit a ceremonial fire with their leaves containing personal...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It's been awhile since we updated everyone on the progress at Whiptail. What a year so far! Everything from earthfloors, recycled 'tank rooms" , mamoth carports, solar frame instalaiton in preparation for salt water batteries, grey water trenching, clay renders, window instalations and lots of tree and lomandra planting to stabilise banks! It looks fantastic. So far we have had over 170 volunteers participate in the build and we are down to the last stages. In fact we will be opening Wild Mountains to community for the next 2 months for the last stages of the house. Move in date is still pegged for March 2017. As...
Monday, September 12, 2016
I'd been wracking my brain on how I might be able to get away to write songs with my friends for a while. As a new mum, I've struggled to find an escape from the dishes, nappies and gah gah, and was fearful that my new love for music was going to soon fade (I released by first solo album when I was 8 months pregnant).  I love the way writing a song with someone really deepens your friendship and helps you learn more about yourself. Writing with someone is a really personal experience, and for me it can be quite a spiritual release where I have the opportunity to talk to someone about my deep feelings or work on changing my perspective on something that is bothering me. You can do that by writing a funny song or by using your imagination to change a theme from something serious and dreary to something fictional and dream-like.