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.

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.





2017 - VW (volunteer weekend)




Recent News

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,

lurks a spectacle of processes; shimmies and shakes.

Fertile moist, rotting relationships make whoopee with air flows,

moving the sweet sweating perspiration along the armpits of the gullies;


Clouds shape in the pirated beards of moss,

lichen beauty spots mesmerise their cousin fungi,

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.


However they were a free spirited group sometimes difficult to rein in during downtime. On returning to school the class reviewed their behaviour feeling they should have...

Saturday, May 20, 2017