Recent Community Day at IRCE


IVORY’S Rock Conference Centre threw a thank-you barbecue for the people of Ipswich and Scenic Rim who helped make some big events a success.

Perched at the foot of the picturesque pocket of rock formations around Mt Flinders, the conference centre has hosted two music festivals, the Spartan Race and the Peace Conference during 2015.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Murfett said the barbecue was about thanking the community and local contractors who assisted with making the events run smoothly.

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Peace Event


Ivory’s Rock was delighted to host another successful convention in September on personal peace. The event attracted over 4,000 delegates for 5 event days. Many stayed in local accommodation throughout Ipswich and the Scenic Rim, it was a boon for the local economy.

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Awesome Outdoor Concert Experience at Ivory’s Rock

Imagine you are attending an exciting music event with one of your favourite artists.  It is outdoors and the weather is fabulous, after all it is Queensland, and close to Brisbane.  It’s easy to get there, just hop on a train and catch one of the charter buses running out to the venue from nearby Ipswich.  You don’t know what to expect really, often it’s very rough and ready when you go to outdoor concerts.  You are pleasantly surprised when you reach the venue.  It is stunning, with large manicured areas surrounded by natural bush.  You are thrilled to see a koala in a tree and a few wallabies hopping along.  The pavilion area is exceptionally well set up – there are individual shops selling merchandise, clothing, sunglasses and music.  You even find a store selling vinyl records, how cool!  Food and refreshments are plentiful, served from a concessions area near the shops.  You and your friends bask in the sunshine at tables and chairs on the lawn.  You saunter over to the attractive domed area for a bit of shade after a while.

You notice there is a specific first aid shop with an ambulance parked next to it.  You feel safe and impressed at how well organised this event is.  Time for the concert and you begin the lovely walk up the hill to the spectacular natural amphitheatre.  Set up theatre style with chairs it looks like there are at least 5,000 people.

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There is a type of lobby area above the amphitheatre with the nicest outdoor bathroom facilities you have ever seen and more refreshments available.  The atmosphere is cruisy, but the excitement is starting to build.  An enormous screen shows a close-up of the stage. You sit down, then the support band comes on.  They are awesome and the sound is fantastic.  You notice there are sound booths right across the back and rigging across the front of the stage for the lighting and sound equipment.

Translation booth (2)
It’s hot but the shades over the amphitheatre keep you comfortable and soon your favourite band comes onstage.  The big screen shows awesome close-ups and the music is just sensational.

Large LED screen front

This is definitely the best outdoor venue you have ever been to.  It has all the elements that make an outdoor concert so compelling, but with the addition of top class facilities that make it so much more comfortable and enjoyable.  One of your friends was on the production crew and he told you later that the backstage facilities were sweet, with an audio-visual production room just behind the stage, a broadcast room and a control room for production directors.  There were also several well appointed green rooms for the bands.  He said there was plenty of room for vehicle access to the back of the stage, making bump in and out really easy.

The concert has finished and buses have come up to the back of the amphitheatre to pick up patrons as it is beginning to get dark, but you and your friends opt for a twilight walk back down the hill as you reminisce on what an awesome concert you enjoyed. All this is possible at Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events Centre at Peak Crossing.

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Multi-purpose, Flexible Outdoor/Indoor Venue Close to Brisbane and Ipswich


Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events is a multi-purpose, flexible venue that lends itself to an array of different types of events, functions and gatherings.  Situated close to Ipswich and Brisbane it is an ideal environment for conferences, workshops, day meetings, weddings, functions and community events.  Easily accessible with a large car park and turning circle to accommodate buses, it is just 20 minutes from the Ipswich train station.

With up to date technical equipment to support conferences and trainings in the purpose built conference centre, the site can be used on a day basis or for extended residential conferences and trainings.  The accommodation options, that include safari camping for 3000, provide a quiet, relaxed environment for delegates where they can wind down from their busy schedules and focus.  The combination of facilities such as the Pavilion with 29 shops, large dome covered space and surrounding grassed area for dining and relaxing, Function Centre with flexible room configurations and outdoor amphitheatre together with the conference hall provide a unique variety of spaces.  The surrounding bushland and extensive manicured areas for relaxation and exploration add a distinctive flavour to team building events, workshops, residential retreats and camps.

It is this stunning setting supported by high end technical facilities that  delights guests at music concerts and speaker events in the amphitheatre, large outdoor events such as the Spartan obstacle race for two years running, outdoor trade shows and highly successful community events.  Horse riders, caravan enthusiasts, bike riders, endurance racers, music lovers and nature lovers all enjoy visiting and using the exceptional facilities at Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events.

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Enjoying Conventions, Conferences or Events In Stunning Natural Setting


A convention, conference or event that combines information, celebration and nature will be well serviced at Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events Centre in Peak Crossing, Queensland, near the city of Ipswich.  Set at the edge of the Scenic Rim area the Centre has developed walking trails throughout the property to allow guests access to the base of Ivory’s Rock and adjacent ridge tops. The trails lead to magnificent views of Brisbane to the east and the Great Dividing Range to the west which guests to the Conference Centre can enjoy.


Ivory’s Rock is a volcanic plug; the volcanic activity within the region formed the spectacular scenery visitors enjoy today.  The “Rock”, as it’s known, is one of the most prominent landmarks at the gateway to the Scenic Rim region.

The property on which the Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events Centre is located boasts over 164 species of birds and animals identified as resident on the property. Visitors to the Centre delight in observing the wildlife, such as curious wallabies often spotted up close on a walk or a koala up a gum tree. The variety of birds such as kookaburras, magpies, parrots, ducks and waterbirds and even exotic migratory bird species such as the channel billed cuckoo and koel visiting from New Guinea are fascinating and prevalent.

After a day of concentration, learning and interaction attendees find it very restful and enjoyable  to partake of the great walks, bushland, views and wildlife.  For an inspection of this unique environment and the custom built function centres and conference facilities contact the Function Manager


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Great Queensland Wedding Reception Centre With Accommodation & Outdoor Settings


Many Brides are busy planning their weddings for spring, the most popular time to get married.  Last spring Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events Centre attended the Ipswich Bridal Fair and had the opportunity to speak directly with a number of Brides about their wishes and desires for their special day.  Many expressed a desire for “something different” for their wedding day and some were keen to organise as much as possible of the wedding themselves, even down to the catering.

The unique set up at Ivory’s Rock for a wedding reception with spectacular outdoor settings, beautiful function rooms and onsite accommodation was very appealing to a lot of the Brides and the idea of making their wedding a weekend event was very popular.  Lots of Brides had guests from interstate and overseas attending and expressed that it would be fantastic to have everyone stay in the one place. One great accommodation option for the Bride and Groom is The Lodge with stunning views, featuring a bedroom with ensuite, small lounge, dining and kitchen. It has extra accommodation space with four one room annexes with ensuites, balconies and private entrances.  Close by is the Ironbark Village with 12 small cabins able to house twenty four people.

0668-ironbark-reception Ironbark Village Cabins

Another option is The View Apartments with four self-contained suites each with bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and balcony.  Perfect accommodation for the bridal party and very close to the Casuarina Function Rooms.

View Apartments  The View Apartments

Established to cater for fine dining the Casuarina Function Centre is set amongst spectacular bushland with several dining spaces, a bar area and entry lounge.  A large verandah can be used as an extra dining space or simply for relaxing.

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The Bride and Groom can choose to hold the ceremony indoors at the Function Centre or outdoors under the covered domed Pavilion area or down by the lake.

Indian Wedding_2259  Indian Wedding lakeside

Located close to Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast, the Reception Centre is easily accessible yet provides a totally private retreat in natural bushland with manicured lawns, gardens and a lake. Call the Function Manager on 07 5464 8483 or mailto: to arrange an inspection.

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Triathlon Training At Ivory’s Rock Conventions & Events Centre

Athletes training

There will be a three day triathlon training camp held at Ivory’s Rock over the Anzac long weekend, 25th – 27th April 2014.  The camp will be run by Cath Rogers of Cath’s Coaching.  She works as the head coach for Vision Tri Club, a Brisbane based triathlon squad that caters for all abilities from the enticer to half ironman events.  Attendees at the camp will be focussing on the base phase of the season, which will include endurance rides, transition skills and cornering, running endurance and technique, along with strength and conditioning sessions.

Athletes will travel from the inner city of Brisbane to Dalby to attend the camp and hone their skills with the expert help of Cath Rogers and assistant coach Greg Thirkill.  Cath’s ability to incorporate the science of training with the art of coaching is a great asset to members.  The club reached a pinnacle of success when it became the Triathlon Queensland State Club of the Year 2012-2013.

During this last season many up and coming junior elite athletes, age group world championship qualifiers along with the first timers participated in the ‘think pink’ triathlon.  Athletes from the club trained last year at Ivory’s Rock and found the range of facilities and large spaces a great advantage.  The Conventions and Event Centre is a unique complex, in that it boasts large open spaces, bushland areas, a lake, bitumen roads, buildings purpose built for functions and conferences and six camping grounds as well as other accommodation options.  The centre can be for a range of purposes and is accessible to Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

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