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.




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Wild Water Celebration 22nd



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Recent News

Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Studying Communications and Journalism, coming to Wild Mountains was never a possibility I thought would actually happen. I was extremely nervous to head out into the bush and get my hands dirty, something I am not very used to. However upon arriving to the mountain I was immediately taken back by the warmth and friendliness of the volunteers that have dedicated most of their lives educating others on the importance of Australia’s natural landscape and conservation. I had no idea about how solar heating could save not only thousands of dollars but preserve water and energy generation. Replanting red cedar and fig trees, weeding lantana, watering mango plants and using a drill were all apart of the fun and something that I found really interesting. Hopefully I can pass on everything I have been taught to others. It is not all hard work though, at night the camp site turns into a place with delicious food (usually fruits and vegetables cleverly recycled from other nights), friendly banter, laughing and a good old game of cards (which to everyones surprise I ended up winning)....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Three weeks, three Earthkeeper Camps and it all seems to have gone by in a blur. But we did get great reviews from the teachers and the kids. 


Noosa Pengari Steiner have been coming for years and have taken Earthkeepers to heart. The program now appears embedded into their curriculum. It was great to have Sarah Ellis back again with this years grade 5s. The school’s new camp coordinator Andre Vogel also came along to check us out and seemed very impressed even discussing the possibility of exploring more collaborative efforts with Wild Mountains and the school in the future. We are very keen for this to happen especially if we can follow up with their students in their senior years.


And as for the kids, well they just seemed to love it.  Early morning walks, climbing trees and embracing life and then down to the business of enjoying the journey of learning the secret meanings to becoming an Earthkeeper. 

Following on from Noosa,...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Well the Wildo’s told us they had a great time ~

“Thanks for having us! Absolutely Beautiful venue, rainforests, koalas and catering.” - Chay Neal , Brisbane, QLD

“ Wild Mountains is WILD. Thanks for my birthday cakes! Incredible place and people!” - Belinda Fairbrother, Sydney, NSW

But what I really enjoyed was creating havoc in the kitchen by catering for the crew with a 2 day Velvety Very Vegan Menu. We were ‘Eating Lower on the Food Chain ‘ with Sweet Chilli Rice Wraps, Aremae Rainbow Salads, Mini Almond Muffins, Curries Galore, Chocolate cakes with Vanillia cream and to send our environmental defenders on their way home with a lunch of Humous and Avocado Wraps. Yum.

We really enjoyed having them all up overnight for good times and good food!

Best Wishes