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, August 6, 2016

You know how it goes... you’re having a meal talking about ride on mowers as you do and then Lynn says “Tim’s always finding second hand mowers and fixing them up for people. He loves it, knows his mowers and likes doing it; like a hobby really.”

And before you know it Chris and Tim are offering to find a mower and donate it to the mountain. A few weeks go by and after a trip to Childers, a check over and some mechanical work before new tyres, a spiffy bright red Estate ride on mower is delivered to our doorstep.

We’ve already done some circle work with it preparing for our Model Planets activity with Shearwater Seiner as well as mowing at Green Gate clearing for Munchline...

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Over the last few years Wild Mountains has been transforming the upper Camp Creek catchment.

Hundreds of volunteers giving thousands of hours of their labour are helping restore the health of the subtropical forest along the creek and the surrounding catchment with work mainly targeted on friends’ and supporters’ neighbouring Mountain Hut land.

Anyone who had been to Shellars Bend and up to the terraces will have seen the huge difference that has occurred. In recognition of volunteers efforts Wild Mountains was one of three finalists in the Healthy Waterways Awards in the Rural and Agricultural category as well as gaining a finalist spot for Justin in his mentoring...

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wild Mountains ISV program this year saw 2 groups of international university students enthusiastically take on a huge range of tasks over their 2 week stay here. 

In a committed effort and with their new leaders Stephanie and Wild Mountains’ friend and supporter Meg Cossar, old and dilapidated Geordies next door was demolished in order to retrieve as much material for reuse as possible. Already many of the joists have gone into the...