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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Over time I have had ongoing chats with Di Batten of Correlli Books in Mooloolaba and on hearing our story decided she decided to put a “Wild Mountains money tin” on her counter for any loose change from her customers… some months later $150!

WOW… another example of how the community supports our work. We have seen a steady stream of volunteers, Griffith Uni students and WWOOFers from around the world coming and making our VWs a huge success.

This year’s VW Week was so ridiculously good. It was one of the best we have had in a long while and believe me we’ve had some doozies. Lots got done, everyone pitched in, we had fun, played games, learnt heaps about the jungles and each other. Susan was supported in the kitchen and each night another...

Monday, March 30, 2015

A message of thanks from the griffith internship crew(30/03/15).

A huge thank you to Richard, Susan, Justin, Lizz, and the other Wild Mountains volunteers for sharing their knowledge and life’s passion with Community Internship students from Griffith University at the 28 – 29 March volunteer weekend. From lantana bashing to tree planting, we spent Saturday exploring the beautiful and tranquil Camp Creek. The heavens opened in the afternoon – as if on command – and helped to water all the newly planted trees!


Monday, March 30, 2015

I don't know how to start to tell you about the weekend Wild Mountains lost solar power...should we cancell this weekends VW (volunteer weekend)? But I think Sarah with her reflections on the weekend tells it well...

Reflection by Sarah McPherson, Griffith University Student (30/03/15)

“I want to tell you about my weekend; it was unlike any other.

On the weekend I went on an adventure.

I travelled to an enchanting place, ventured deep into a forest and reconnected with nature.

I overcame challenges and I conquered fears.

I nurtured nature, cared for others and began my own journey of personal healing.

I met new people from all walks of life.

I learnt new skills and tested my current abilities.