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

Published:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wild Mountains has again had the pleasure of presenting our Earthkeepers program to new and returning schools throughout the year.  And as always the program never ceases to touch many of the students and teachers who experience its power and magic. The following three testimonials sum it all up really.

This gem from yr 7 Beaudesert Primary student Rohan

... I am here in my magic spot and as I sit quietly listening to the sounds of nature and thinking about the future and what I’m really going to do and what ‘s going to happen, I think about the environment and why we really need to keep it healthy.

You can imagine our delight on reading this letter from a mum never met...

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Published:
Thursday, December 13, 2012

 

It seemed as though we were dancing for joy as the rain finally came down. After the yummy food while the log fire burned, and amid music and laughter, dancers were twirling and swinging as the Boonah Brush and Shovel Bush Band had us stripping willows and surfing the waves of Bondi.

 

It was great to have the band back again this year… always a delight to have them. It was also delightful to see one big happy family of all ages that included new people to the mountain and babies of 5 months right through to an 84 year old gran all having a blast. We feel so lucky that such wonderful people keep coming and supporting Wild Mountains.

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Published:
Thursday, December 13, 2012

 

Once again grade 6 students from Boronia Heights concluded the year’s Earthkeepers program. This was Boronia’s 6th visit to Wild Mountains and the students were a credit to their school and their teachers Lisa Maloney and Allan Potts as well as their chaplain Terry.

 

As per usual amid all the fun and activities, some serious learning about the systems of life on earth helped round off their scientific understandings. They all got in touch with the natural world in some very unusual ways as well as doing some fantastic exploring.

 

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