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

Published:
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 :) 

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Published:
Monday, September 12, 2016
I'd been wracking my brain on how I might be able to get away to write songs with my friends for a while. As a new mum, I've struggled to find an escape from the dishes, nappies and gah gah, and was fearful that my new love for music was going to soon fade (I released by first solo album when I was 8 months pregnant).  I love the way writing a song with someone really deepens your friendship and helps you learn more about yourself. Writing with someone is a really personal experience, and for me it can be quite a spiritual release where I have the opportunity to talk to someone about my deep feelings or work on changing my perspective on something that is bothering me. You can do that by writing a funny song or by using your imagination to change a theme from something serious and dreary to something fictional and dream-like.
 
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Published:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Mountains is in for a new tool shed thanks to a successful Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant.

Anyone who has been up the mountain will have witnessed that we have tools and equipment all over the place: packed into the “laundry room”, under the Main Hall, up in Caddie’s carport, at Whiptail, under Rob’s Roof and in Bruce’s Shed and of course in the old toilet and shower block that was originally christened and opened by Adrian Hobba in 1989.

Now we will have a designated shed to store all this equipment in.

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