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.


APRIL 2017 - 21/22/23 VW (volunteer weekend)



MAY 2017 - 05/06/07 VW (volunteer weekend)


MAY 2017 - 19/20/21 WOMENS CAMP

MAY 2017 - 26/27/28 VW FAMILY WEEKEND


JUNE 2017 - 02/03/04 VW (volunteer weekend)

JUNE 2017 - 09/10/11 VW (volunteer weekend)


Recent News

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wild Mountains has finally a new workhorse. After some 15 years the old vehicle had done its chips having little power and a host of ongoing mechanical issues that made repairs costly and unreliable.

Unfortunately our grant application to help fund a 4WD fell through so the board made the necessary decision to extend our loan and go through with the new purchase. A sincere thankyou goes to the many supporters who responded to our End of Year Financial appeal. Through your help we reached our target of $10k and...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wild Mountains ISV program is for those who wish to take challenges head on. It demands of everyone and not just the students, physical, mental and emotional stamina requiring positive attitude to face unpleasant realities of both oneself and the outside world and share learnings we have all experienced. It also reveals the individual beauty and power within each of us, the wonder of spaceship earth upon which we depend and for those ready to take the journey, exploring new ways to protect its magical gifts and each other.

Some comments that have come out of this years experience...

Food was amazing. Going to become vegetarian when I go home.

I’ve not had better food ever.

I usually eat meat but with the great cooking I didn't miss it.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Wild Mountains’ ISV groups have again achieved so much with 14 students and a leader each working on projects which require a dedicated team focussed on achieving goals that can be challenging to say the least. Keeping everyone safe, skilled up, and maintaining enthusiasm for the task at hand keeps ourselves and their leaders busy but the end result is definitely worth it. And of course once the students see what has been achieved they also see the cooperative power of teamwork.

It was great to see Alex successfully transform from a tour leader into a project leader for the first time, the wonderful and experienced Lilli back again with her transformational work as well as new leader Jacki whose ebullience was simply contagious.

The three groups removed lantana from12ha of eucalypt...