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, July 12, 2017

Lots has been going on at Whiptail, what a great journey it is to build with community, friends and wallaby's!  As in all great journey's, there are those sticky moments, those moments of cows and also ...chickens? But perhaps we will save those stories for after we are finished ;) as we are now on the home stretch! Over the last few weeks we have  done the final build coat of lime render on the outside and will complete the outside render in the first weekend of August, also we have put in the second water tank, roughed in the plumbing, had the solar hot water system delivered, Solar panels wired up and all ready for the "new" salt water batteries, sealed the North entry, built the stairs up to the Nature Loo composting toilet, sanded and dressed the skirting boards and ripped the architrave. Plus all the rest that goes along with...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shear joy?

Shearwater Steiner School from Mullumbimby were back for their second year and from what I hear we might have two year 5 classes next year. With luck it may be the start of a new ongoing relationship with the school.

As always with our Steiner kids, that while they can be an unruly bunch their spirits soar and they love engaging with the natural world. It’s testimony to the Earthkeepers program that it continues to excite learners into each step of the program pulling rather than pushing participants to want to experience what’s next while captivating them at each step along the journey. Learning to be an Earthkeeper requires knowledge and understanding as to how the natural world works, experiencing it through using all of our senses and then taking responsibility for our actions by living more lightly on the planet while sharing it all with others.

We look forward to returning to Mullum to see the children again and hand out their Y and S keys early next term. Go you good things!




Tuesday, May 9, 2017


The power of magic spots reaches out to not only children.


On our recent Earthkeepers Camp with Samford Valley Steiner School one of the accompanying dads had this to share when we lifted the veil of silence.





In the green toned highlighted spaces,