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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Justin’s Pumpkins appeared one night after a brief shower. Self seeded we first took a punt they were Melon’s but after Rob Price visited a consensus was drawn that these were definitely’s all in the leaf shape.

 Our next piece of vital information is that if one wants pumpkin’s from a pumpkin vine one must help them “get jiggy with it” as they don’t self fertilize and the insects may not do the job.


Monday, January 21, 2013

This year WM has done the improbable and invented the “9 day week”. Due to a typing error this year’s vol week spanned two weekends instead of one making it nine days not seven. Fortunately no-one noticed and it also gave us the opportunity to introduce and welcome a new family to the mountain who came and went and came back (see the Whitefords article). Richard & I sat & looked at the priorities for the week and came up with, what we thought, was quite a daunting list of jobs. When he drew it all up for the vols on the whiteboard, the statement “We may not get through all these...” couldn’t have been more true. You can imagine our surprise as the weekend started and job after job were crossed off. The work done was so vast that I couldn’t do it...

Monday, January 14, 2013

One of the wonderful things about Wild Mountains is that we get to meet lots of lovely people.

Take for example our annual Volunteer Week: a Jack rings a few days before looking for a summer camp for his girls. Having been in the country for just 2 weeks he is searching for opportunities for his family. I had to explain that we didn’t have summer camps (although they had been on the cards a few years ago) but that if he wished he could bring the family up for the VW Week.