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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ready or not here comes 2013. Another year has started for us all and at Wild Mountains we are back on board and reaching out to you and the world to remember our connection the earth. 

Over Christmas I was reminded how important it is to take time to reflect in our busy lives on things that are truly important. The love of friends and family, good food and taking the time to acknowledge how lucky we are to be alive on this beautiful bauble, earth.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thanks to supporters over the last many months for having moved projects along, helping out on programs, keeping up the important maintenance of everything and finally bringing your enthusiasm and energy. In particular we owe heaps to Saba for stepping in and filling Donna’s shoes and helping lead our Earthkeepers this year. 

Tasha Ace, Jaide Adermann, Annie Atherton, Bart Beaten & Veerle de Goede, Mikey Bailey , Ciara & Gary Bardon, David Black, Sara Bruxner & David Farnworth, Boonah Brush & Shovel Band. Carlos Bueno, Martin Campbell Board & Tusmi...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thanks to our recruitment team our VWs have been very well attended this year mostly seeing over a dozen amazing, motivated volunteers turning up and getting stuck into tasks. Great to see most of our vols returning again along with the first timers. We hope it won’t be their last. Here’s what two of them had to say:

I thoroughly enjoyed my last volunteer weekend (VW) at Wild Mountains and was glad to return for another one. One of the great things about VW’s is that you never know what the tasks for the weekend will be – I always end up learning new skills, and there is...