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.




Members General Meeting 18th *not a member yet but want to find out more? Email ,

Wild Water Celebration 22nd



VW 27/28/29,

Earthkeepers ,


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Recent News

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.
Monday, December 16, 2013

Saba excited by walls going up ! 


At this point the earth has been dug, foundations laid and the walls have been raised. Its amazing that I can sum up a year and a bit of planning,  three whiptail weekends, specialist consultations and serval months of hard work form our Wwoofers, Justin and I in one sentence! What has been achieved this year at Whiptail really does my heart good. We have had many people contribute time, money, love and joy to this project so far and it has been the key for me that has made the journey so far worth so much. 

I have been thinking a lot about what a house is... what does it mean to build a home? How can in helping to  build a house I extend love enough...