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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wowee, Shellars Bend has a new bridge!

There has been lots happening with our rainforest renewal project and preventing erosion or keeping one’s boots dry while crossing Camp Creek when trying to get tools, equipment and seedlings from one side to the other has always proved challenging.

So a big thanks to Justin who put in many hard hours of work helping Chris Newton tidying up her property after construction of her house in exchange for a galvanised walkway that once had a life on the dockyards. Justin also asked local Wild Mountains supporter John Robinson if he would extend the bridge in order to span the the void. After some hours welding in the workshop the bridge was loaded onto our trailer, transported up the hill and then carried by our ISV students and placed into position in...

Friday, June 26, 2015

 The first ISV group in 2 years have added their fantastic contribution to Wild Mountains. Two weeks have gone by since they left with some time for reflection. As always their work plays a significant part in the maintenance and operations of this centre which focusses on taking responsibility for one’s actions and living more lightly on the planet so as to conserve the resources and beauty of spaceship Earth.

Many students had positive attitudes to an experience that can prove very challenging. At the outset we ask students that when challenged do you respond with defensiveness or possibility. I am glad to say that most chose the latter. And for those that had difficulty we can only look at what we do and how better we can help their journey of transition which sometimes...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Magic Spots are a time to get closer to the earth and more in touch with our feelings. Powerful insights can be realised and shared with the group. ISV member, Tori gave us some special moments with the following....



How often do we listen?

And I mean truly listen.

So often our minds are clouded
with different thoughts.

Even in everyday conversations
we listen with the intent to speak.

We listen only to reply.