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, September 25, 2017

In early September we had the pleasure of welcoming over 20 earthkeeper trainees to Wild Mountains from the  Ananda Marga River School. It was a great camp as we also welcomed a new caterer Tanena on board at Wild Moutnains! The Guaridans were outstanding and gained as much from the course as many of our young earthkeepers. One of the guardians was the lovely Jessica Miller who is on the NSW executive committee for the Australian Association for Envionrmental education and writes- 


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 ...