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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Recent News

Monday, January 20, 2014

At lunch we heard the roar. It seemed to go on and on crashing and tearing its way to the ground. Our initial impression was that it was close by and so I immediately searched along the trails around the centre. Nothing. A few days later Susan suggested it might have been the leaning fig so she, Lizz and Rowan went to investigate. After, they told me the inevitable had happened. I had to have a look for myself...

Up until then its majestic bulk was simply awe inspiring when viewed side on. The massive trunk angled at 45 degrees to the ground soaring over a deep wide gully. As with stranglers the stem was riddled with apertures that at some high point coalesced into a solid cylinder shooting vertically skyward and crowned by a dome of rich green leaves,...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thanks go out to all our volunteers who have made our 2013 VWs not only productive but also fun. Each year we get to meet new people from all over and of all ages and backgrounds. They contribute so much to this place and in ways other than building, making, repairing, cooking and helping out. People who come to Wild Mountains often remark on the wonderful energy they experience while they are here. I have come to think that possibly every person who makes a positive contribution inputs an amount of energy that is cumulative and that it is this people sense when they come up. Perhaps I am dreaming. Be that as it may, all of us here at Wild Mountains are so thankful for the support the Trust receives in helping do important work and making Wild Mountains such a...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wild Mountains helped the following to live more lightly and reconnect with the Earth:
200 students aged 10-12 from schools across the SE region in our Earthkeepers program 
39 international students from the US, Canada & the UK in our ISV program 
over 100 volunteers and supporters in our VWs, programs and events.