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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

AA Special Workshop with Steve Van Matre, 

April 10-11, 2013 Mueller Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Interpretation is the craft of enriching the experience of leisure visitors in places established for the public good. Such places are the jewels of our societies, set aside because they represent the natural and cultural treasures we want to celebrate today and share with others tomorrow. As a result, they are mission-driven places which also need to justify and garner support for what they are protecting. An interpreter translates the natural and cultural language of such places for its visitors, while immersing them in the essence of its purpose. Interpretive designers create the leisure...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Progress is slow on the straw bale accommodation at whiptail but after a year of delays we are close to putting in the paperwork to council for approval.

I hope I am not jinxing things as I write but, Emma is on the last drawings and hopes to be finished and have final architectural by the 6th March.

We have certificates for grey water and composting toilet that we can submit to council. John Zhang is almost finished the engineering details and I have hopes that he will be ready by wednesday as well. (Which will be a big effort as he was in hospital a few weeks ago. We hear he is on the mend but not 100% as yet. Get well soon John).

I have done the initial Quantity survey, Which Rob will look over for me and I am working on...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our first Earthkeepers Program for the year really got close to nature. Our long term participant Noosa Pengari Steiner School came back to Wild Mountains for another class adventure with 26 students in 4 days of rain.

This didn’t seem to phase the students overly as they showed much enthusiasm over the activities, donning raincoats and heading out into the jungles, before coming back into the warmth of the fire in the main hall.

All in all the program went off like clockwork with first time program volunteers Matt de Boer and Ben Spokes helping with activities while Jaide and Cyrille provided yummy meals from the kitchen.