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.

Wild Mountains acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which it occupies, and respects Elders past, present and emerging.



Recent News

Friday, November 15, 2013


Aztec gods, zorro, chicas and muchachos, with sombreros, flying colourful skirts and gold gilded head dresses ascended to Wild Mountains last weekend.

We welcomed first scrub dance’s The Band O’coots who, supported on tin whistle by long time friend Colin Pearce had us up and dancing at a whirling pace with little room to spare.

The hall, adorned with cactus, pinatas and pyramids was packed to the rafters.

The enthusiasm of some nearly 70 friends, volunteers, supporters and guests to get in and shake a leg helped create a memorable celebration of another year’s work by all those involved. It was fantastic to see faces that hadn’t been up for many years as well as those who have been coming in more recent times...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Last Year we were Hularing with Hawaiian grass skirts this year at our Annual Scrub Dance 9/10 Nov we are going Loco in Mexico!

We'd love you to come to our 6th Annual Scrub Dance to celebrate the great volunteer work that has happened for 2013. The fantastic Brush and Shovel Bush Band have returned to entertain us.

The theme is Mexican with prizes for best dressed! Amazing Sombreros, Wild Dresses, Poncho’s, gigantic Cactus, scented Dahlia’s (Mexico’s national Flower) are bound to be outdone by the colourful shirts.

And after the scrub dancing we look forward to a great jammimng session into the night, time to shake and boogy.

So bring you instruments, voices and dancin' shoes! Together with great music, yummy food and...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Being a part of Wild Mountains was truly a life changing experience. From learning about invasive species that harm the forest to learning about how to be a better communicator, Wild Mountains strived to make every individual the best person they could be. Their dedication to educate all ages on how to create a better environment is unbelievable. They have taught me alternate ways to live a healthy and happy life that can improve not only my own personal health but also the health of the entire earth and future generations. It’s not just the educational aspect that makes Wild Mountains so spectacular, it’s the staff and volunteers that really makes this program come alive. I’m so grateful to be able to experience Wild Mountains and will pass on my knowledge I...