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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stephen and Chad also collected some spiders from the Peacock Spider genus Maratus. Below is some pictures of these Peacock Spider's guru Jurgen Otto and they might warrant naming as a potentially new species to science.

Barbara Baehr at the Queensland Museum, we are wold will have a look at fine details of specimens under a microscope to see if she agrees.

There is quite a lot of Peacock Spiders in the world and most are much more colourful (though a bit...

Saturday, September 16, 2017



A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a couple self confessed "crazy frog people"  when I was diriving down to Middle Quarry. They were ecologists Stephen Mahony, who works with the Australian Museam and Chad, doing his PHD with Michael Mahony looking for ...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

On Thursday August 10, 120 people shared their love and support for each other as they came to celebrate and pay their respects to my dear friend and Wild Mountains co-founder Geoffrey Thomas Smith who died August 1 after a two year battle with multiple myloma. 


Heartfelt eulogies and tributes were offered by those very close to him yet as everyone who was there knows the...