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, May 8, 2017

5 days of exploring and discovery, learning and magic. The Samford Valley Steiner School extended their Earthkeepers program to 5 days knowing that children take about 3 days before settling in and getting the best from a camp environment. This allowed us to add on some special Earth Education activities such as a Ramble and a Viewing Party.


These kids like so many Steiner children fully engaged with the experiential learning techniques Earthkeepers has to offer. They were into everything taking it all in.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Wild Mountains was pleased to host a local Brissie Kundalini Yoga group running a national "Women's Camp". The gathering brought together teachers and students from around Australia, to create positive change and support others on their journey.

The history of Women’s Camp

Recognising the need to educate women about women, Yogi Bhajan created a special summer intensive training program for women. The first Khalsa Women’s Training Camp, the precursor and foundation to today’s International Women's Camp, was held in 1976 in Española, NM.  Men’s courses were much...

Friday, May 12, 2017

You ask - what is this good looking crew doing out in the bush on top of a mountain? Shouldn't they be down town swinging it in the latest trendy bar? Well let me tell you about the greatest impromptu 5 year old`s birthday party.  Not only did this amazing crew of Griffith uni students and local fellas rise to the challenge of bashing lantana in the jungles, creating future volunteer induction safety video's and helping out at Whiptail, but when Rowan (now 5 yrs old) requested a fancy dress party WITH DANCING and a chocolate cake sailing boat "maybe with an octopus attached so the captain doesn't get lonely", did they shrink from the challenge?  No, like true Wildmountaineers...