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.  Wild Mountains has a vision of a world where people lead fulfilling lives while sharing the earth’s resources with all of the life forms on this planet and without degrading our life support systems. We believe the best way of achieving this is through education. In response, Wild Mountains has the vision of a world class centre where environmental education in a natural setting is the cornerstone of learning.Our vision sees people sharing life’s amazing natural wonders through programs that help them to understand their relationship to the natural world and inspire them to lead environmentally conscious lifestyles.As well we see Wild Mountains’ supporters participating in the functioning of a centre that demonstrates new technologies in its building infrastructure, power and waste management, and sound land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

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.

We at Wild Mountains recognise the traditional custodians, acknowledging that they are part of the oldest living culture on earth, living on, shaping and managing this land for tens of thousands of years. The Midginberri tribe of the Yugambeh language grouping are the traditional custodians, who continue to have an enduring connection to this land. As present carers we acknowledge thier culture and story and endeavour to the best of our abilities to nurture this land for future generations. 


Recent News

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wild Mountains had just run its first Earthkeepers program with 34 students from the Brisbane Montessori School.

Every year we reach out to schools in the region inviting their students to partake in what is arguably a most amazing program. We have had public and private schools, catholic schools and steiner schools but had yet to get Montessori onboard.

This year Scott Cromwell decided to send his students and didn’t regret his decision. In fact Scott, after 17 years of teaching praised it as the best camp he had ever experienced, and that it also fitted perfectly with the Montessori curriculum.

After 30 years Earthkeepers remains relevant and continues to resonate with students and teachers alike. The...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Year 6 students from Noosa Pengari Steiner School were our first cab off the rank in 2013 with another fantastic Earthkeepers program.

It never ceases to amaze us how engrossed the children become. No pushing required to to engage them in activities, just gentle pulling and even then it’s about keeping their enthusiasm in check. And that says volumes about the program and the kids especially considering we had 4 days of showers and rain!


A magical adventure where learning is integrated with fun and mystery resulting in an awareness that we all make a difference and that choosing good options are the way to go for a better future.

Looking forward to handing out their certificates as they earn their keys and become fully fledged...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This is a little guy who almost didn’t come on camp and if that had been the case Wild Mountains would have been the poorer for it.

What Jacob Currie lacks in size he more than makes up for with his being. Always helpful, smiling and polite, looking at him one would think, “what a great kid.” But then when it comes to sharing thoughts and feelings you suddenly realise there is another side to Jacob, and rarely seen from one so young. Here is someone unafraid to get in touch with his feelings, feelings that run deep. Not only that but he is confident expressing his aboriginal heritage through his writings and drawings revealing a maturity beyond his years.

We got an inkling into all this when at the end of day 1 on our Earthkeepers program with the...