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, March 13, 2017
Leeches, lovely leeches.
Slimy, awesome blood suckers!
Blood so thick and hot, will draw those leechey guys.
Yay! We sing for those slimy critters! 
Leeches, lovely leeches,
Slimy, awesome BLOOD SUCKERS!!
Anjaali & Malaika 
Noosa Pengari Steiner School, March 2017...
Monday, March 13, 2017

   Our first school program kicked off this year with 23 Noosa Pengari Steiner School students discovering the secret meanings of becoming an Earthkeeper. As always the program pulls its learners along and slowly but surely participants are drawn into the magical adventure of how to better look after the earth.

Noosa had decided to expand the program to 5 days. This allowed Dominic Farnworth toadd other elements of creativity. Children made lanterns, lit a ceremonial fire with their leaves containing personal reflections, sang songs and recited their poems. We celebrated Rubyʼs birthday with a chocolate cake watching her huge smile as she prepared to blow out her 11 candles.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It's been awhile since we updated everyone on the progress at Whiptail. What a year so far! Everything from earthfloors, recycled 'tank rooms" , mamoth carports, solar frame instalaiton in preparation for salt water batteries, grey water trenching, clay renders, window instalations and lots of tree and lomandra planting to stabilise banks! It looks fantastic. So far we have had over 170 volunteers participate in the build and we are down to the last stages. In fact we will be opening Wild Mountains to community for the next 2 months for the last stages of the house. Move in date is still pegged for March 2017. As they say picutres tell a thousand words .Here are a few :)