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.



Recent News

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shear joy?

Shearwater Steiner School from Mullumbimby were back for their second year and from what I hear we might have two year 5 classes next year. With luck it may be the start of a new ongoing relationship with the school.

As always with our Steiner kids, that while they can be an unruly bunch their spirits soar and they love engaging with the natural world. It’s testimony to the Earthkeepers program that it continues to excite learners into each step of the program pulling rather than pushing participants to want to experience what’s next while captivating them at each step along the journey. Learning to be an Earthkeeper requires knowledge and understanding as to how the natural world works, experiencing it through using all of our senses and then taking responsibility for our actions by living more lightly on the planet while sharing it all with others.

We look forward to returning to Mullum to see the children again and hand out their Y and S keys early next term. Go you good things!




Tuesday, May 9, 2017


The power of magic spots reaches out to not only children.


On our recent Earthkeepers Camp with Samford Valley Steiner School one of the accompanying dads had this to share when we lifted the veil of silence.





In the green toned highlighted spaces,


Monday, May 8, 2017

5 days of exploring and discovery, learning and magic. The Samford Valley Steiner School extended their Earthkeepers program to 5 days knowing that children take about 3 days before settling in and getting the best from a camp environment. This allowed us to add on some special Earth Education activities such as a Ramble and a Viewing Party.


These kids like so many Steiner children fully engaged with the experiential learning techniques Earthkeepers has to offer. They were into everything taking it all in.