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

Friday, February 26, 2016

Another great VW with a small but effective crew. Again we focussed on our Camp Creek Renewal Project Stage 2. Thanks to an Everyone’s Environmental Grant from the Qld Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection, work has been going gang busters. As with all regeneration projects and especially tree planting followup is the key to success. Trees planted throughout 2015 are now well and truly establishing. Hundreds of saplings have also sprouted from seeds either stored in the soil and now exposed to sunlight since lantana clearing or seeds more recently dropped from overhead. Pioneer species like giant stingers and bleeding hearts along with emergent species like yellow carabeen are vying for space alongside our planted cedars, figs, rosewood and bungalow palms...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Last week our Griffith students came for their second weekend as part of their internship program. The Camp Creek Headwaters Renewal Stage 2 project achieved a milestone as we cleared the last of the lantana from the northern slopes of the creek now effectively ridding some 20ha of eucalypt and rainforest of lantana. Hoorah!!! This is a first for Camp Creek (probably since white fella opening up of the area) and with Wild Mountains’ continuing presence and vigilance we will hopefully be able to keep it that way. The students also got stuck into the southern side of the creek and only a small lantana patch remains to be eradicated before joining onto our previous work of restoration and tree planting and then moving further up...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Our April VW saw the final weekend of Stage 2 of our year long Camp Creek Headwaters Renewal Project. 

The creek and its catchment has a very different look now from that of some 12 months ago. Large swathes of lantana that formed monocultures of invasive weed within the rainforest and along the creek itself have now been cleared and replaced by a plethora of native species that are scrabbling toward the light. The healing process is underway and in  a few years should be resilient enough to re-establish as sub-tropical rainforest. We are encouraged as there is an area that we worked on after we first arrived at Wild Mountains where we also eradicated...